SPRINTS today share the final single from their their hotly-anticipated debut album Letter To Self, set for release Jan 5th via City Slang Records. The album has won a groundswell of critical acclaim, with album reviews so far unanimous in their praise – many noting the intensity and unrelenting passion on display. The band are mainstays at BBC 6music and were one of their breakout acts in 2023.
SPRINTS have forged a reputation as the must-see live band on the circuit; combining passion, vulnerability and fun in equal measure. Press and radio support has been abundant and the band’s recent sold out show at London’s Scala was a real moment for the four-piece. SPRINTS will headline London’s iconic Heaven next Spring as part of a huge UK/EU tour.
On the new single, Karla Chubb, SPRINTS’ lead vocalist, says
“If Ticking is the sonic iteration of anxiety, then Heavy is its literal counterpart. The brutally cacophonous sound communicates how it feels to be paralysed and inspired by anxiety, pairing intrusive thoughts, panic and intensity with that anxiety inducing build. Heavily inspired my early Bauhaus records and PJ Harvey’s Is This Desire? it draws a heavy influence from 80s gothic-the purposeful space reflecting the isolating nature of panic.“
Transforming pain into truth, passion into purpose and perseverance into strength, the Dublin four-piece have steadily grown in stature over the last three years, sharing two acclaimed EPs and building a fearsome live reputation opening for the likes of Yard Act and Suede. Letter To Self is the sound of SPRINTS co levelling up once again, revisiting their most vulnerable moments and imbuing their visceral garage-punk with a palpable sense of catharsis that we can all benefit from.
Singer, guitarist and lead-songwriter Karla Chubb has never shied away from confronting inner turmoil. Born in Dublin, she spent a portion of her early childhood in Germany, initially turning to music as a consequence of feeling out-of-step with the world. “I lived in a constant state of existential crisis,” she recalls. “Music became an outlet for emotion, and a way for me to understand myself and society.“