Dublin band Sprints have followed up their recent highlight ‘How Does The Story Go?’ with news of an EP called A Modern Job, out on Nice Swan Records on March 11th next year.
Like the previously released track, ‘A Modern Job’ the song offers alt-rock dynamics under Karla Chubb’s spoken-sung vocals which asks for more in a world which offers less opportunities than before, while filtering that through growing up queer and how the media represents that identity.
“Modern Job is a critique of modern existence but also an exploration of growing up queer. In your formative years, you are bombarded with media, books, news that depict what a “normal” life should be. Grow up, fall in love, get married… long live the nuclear family.
By contrast when you grow up queer all these ordinary things can seem extraordinary, out of reach and in some parts of the world, illegal. It leaves you feeling lost, excluded and confused. I wanted Modern Job to capture those feelings; chaotic energy, loneliness and longing of normality while trying to find acceptance within yourself.”
“I wish I had the guts / I wish I had the gall / I wish I had a girl / I wish I had it all.”
Oct 21st – The Waiting Room, London (sold out)
Oct 22nd – Rough Trade, Bristol
Oct 23rd – Heartbreakers, Southampton
Oct 26th – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
Oct 27th – The Attic, Glasgow
Oct 28th – The Castle, Manchester (sold out)
Oct 30th – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
Oct 31st – Bootleg Social, Blackpool
Nov 2nd – Head of Steam, Newcastle
Nov 3rd – Sidney & Matilda, Sheffield
Nov 6th – Mutations Festival, Brighton
Nov 7th – Festival of Voice, Cardiff
Nov 9th – The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
Nov 10th – Oporto, Leeds
Feb 24th – Yes, Manchester
March 2nd – Moth Club, London