The four members of the band Sprints
Credit: Niamh Barry

NEWS: Sprints announce debut album, release new single ‘Up and Comer’ and confirm extensive UK and EU tour

SPRINTS today announce their debut album Letter To Self, set for release  on 5th January via City Slang Records. The band also share new single ,’Up And Comer‘, plus confirm an extensive UK/EU tour and festivals to coincide with the album release. This is particularly good news for those who have missed out on the October dates in London (Scala) and Dublin (Button Factory) as they are both now sold out. On the new single, vocalist, guitarist and lead-songwriter Karla Chubb shares:

Up & Comer is a pretty dry take on a fear and self consciousness that has been ruminating in me since I picked up an instrument. This innate fear that maybe I would always be ‘good for a girl’, but would I ever actually be great? It’s an invisible narrative that has been constructed by the doubts and negativity I’ve been fed by others, as well my own imposter syndrome. 

It’s a song that takes aim at the idea that some of these traits and behaviours may almost be hereditary, and instead of letting that continue to hold me back, finally break free of the expected, embrace the anger and let it rip. The only way is forward

Sprints have released two EPs to date Manifesto and A Modern Job. The news of a debut album will delight their ever growing fanbase. Transforming pain into truth, passion into purpose and perseverance into strength, Sprints are a rip-roaring powerhouse but always with a message and a story.

Karla 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. Music became an outlet for emotion, and a way for me to understand myself and society.

Letter To Self Track List
1. Ticking
2. Heavy
3. Cathedral
4. Shaking Their Heads 
5. Adore Adore Adore
6. Shadow Of A Doubt
7. Can’t Get Enough Of It
8. Literary Mind
9. Wreck (A Mess)
10. Up And Comer
11. Letter To Self 

Sprints Tour Dates

22nd – Reeperbahn, DE 

4th- Scala, London, UK – SOLD OUT
6th – Button Factory, Dublin, Ireland – SOLD OUT 

4th – Iceland Airwaves, IS 
15th – Baby’s All Right, New York, USA

16th – Brixton o2 Academy (supporting Suede), UK – SOLD OUT 


8th – L’Ubu, Rennes, FR
9th – Le Krakatoa, Mérignac, FR
10th – Le Point Éphémère, Paris, FR
13th – Cactus, Brugge, BE
14th- Trix, Antwerp, BE
18th – Cassiopeia, Berlin, DE 
20th – Kranhalle, Munich, DE
22nd – Vera, Groningen, NL
23rd – Rotown, Rotterdam, NL
24th – Paradiso Tohuistuin, Amsterdam, NL 

3rd – Heaven, London, UK
5th – Actress & Bishop, Birmingham, UK
6th – White Hotel, Manchester, UK
7th- King Tuts, Glasgow, UK
9th – Patterns, Brighton, UK
11th – Thekla, Bristol, UK
13th- Bodega, Nottingham, UK
14th – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
18th – Dolans Kasbah, Limerick, IE
19th – Róisín Dubh, Galway, IE
20th – Ulster Sports Club, Belfast, UK
25th – Coughlans – Cork, IE 
26th- Mike The Pies, Listowel, IE


3rd – Button Factory, Dublin, IE 

For more information on Sprints please check out their facebook and instagram.

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