*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Stencil PR*
SPRINTS are back – the raw and raucous post-punk four-piece from Dublin are proud to announce their upcoming third single ‘Kissing Practice’ is out now.
Recorded and mixed by Daniel Fox (Girl Band), Kissing Practice is a ferociously fast, punchy and guitar fueled song about sonder, melancholy and the mundanity of everyday life.
The Dublin four piece celebrated the launch of the single with a sold out headline show with MCD Productions in Whelan’s on February 22nd. With a spot also secured on the Other Voices Music Trail in Ballina, SPRINTS are sure to be a hot feature on the festival circuit in 2020.
Combining guitar driven hooks with emotive lyricism, SPRINTS unique rock sound has quickly gained the attention of music industry leaders both in Ireland and abroad. Taking elements from grunge, punk and beyond they’re a band that live for live performance and thrive on stage.
Comprised of Karla Chubb, Colm O’Reilly, Sam McCann and Jack Callan, SPRINTS enjoyed a successful 2019 with the release of their first two singles ‘Pathetic’ and ‘The Cheek.’ Featured as Track of the Day on Clash Magazine, Joe.ie and RTE 2FM – the band have been championed by leading Irish Music experts such as Dan Hegarty.
“With potent songwriting that packs a real punch, their punk-etched sound is visceral while hiding a natural knack for melody. It’s the kind of attitude laden grunge nugget Garbage made their own and Wolf Alice seek to emulate” – Clash Music
“With a mixture of honesty and grit, SPRINTS are a beautiful snapshot of punk music in Ireland right now; raw, rambunctious, and going to be big.” – Atwood Magazine
“These guys are my new favourite band. The Cheek is a song so good it suits any occasion” Dan Hegarty, 2FM
“One of the most exciting acts around” John Barker, 98FM
“Karla Chubb’s powerful vocals command attention and submerge you in her rich depths and fiery attitude.” – Indie Buddie
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Notes from the songwriter on ‘Kissing Practice’:
The mundanity and monotony of everyday life is the real driving force behind the track. I always joke that I seem to be in this state of constant existential crisis. Some people know exactly what they want out of life, they’re happy having a routine or a rinse and repeat process to everyday life. Whereas I struggle a lot of the time to see what the point of it all is, sitting back and just thinking ‘There has to be more to life than this’. I wanted there to be a clear juxtaposition between this high energy fast tempo song rhythmically and the mundanity of routine and repetition, which is also reflected lyrically then too.