Sprints have announced Irish tour dates for April and May 2024.
Irish garage punk band Sprints will release their debut album Letter To Self on City Slang Records on January 5th next year, and have announced an Irish tour for the album.
The news comes after the recent single ‘Adore Adore Adore’, and arrives with new single, ‘Up And Comer’.
The dates are:
- April 18: Limerick, Dolans Kasbah
- April 19: Galway, Róisín Dubh
- April 20: Belfast, Ulster Sports Club
- April 25: Cork, Coughlans
- April 26: Listowel, Mike The Pies
- May 3: Dublin, Button Factory
Tickets from Singular Artist / Tickets €19.00 plus fees on sale Thursday September 7th at 10am.
The band are also playing Button Factory on October 6th this year.
Here’s ‘Up & Comer’:
“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.”Karla Chubb.
Singer, guitarist and lead-songwriter Karla Chubb tackles her inner turmoil head-on, and uses her platform to address inequality and issues close to hear heart, like the campaign for ‘Repeal The 8th’, and women’s ongoing fight for bodily autonomy, struggles with self acceptance, identity, mental health struggles, sexuality and catholic guilt.
For their debut album the band set about transforming so-called “negative energy” into an opportunity for communal catharsis and healing. Karla Chubb sums up the message that lies at the very heart of the album: “No matter what you’re born into, or have experienced, there’s a way to emerge from this and be happy within yourself.”
Sprints – Letter To Self Track List
22nd September – Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany
4th Oct – Scala, London, UK
6th Oct – Button Factory, Dublin, Ireland
4th November – Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik, Iceland
15th November – Baby’s All Right, New York, USA
16th December – Brixton o2 Academy, London (supporting Suede)
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
April 18: Limerick, Dolans Kasbah
April 19: Galway, Róisín Dubh
April 20: Belfast, Ulster Sports Club
April 25: Cork, Coughlans
April 26: Listowel, Mike The Pies
May 3: Dublin, Button Factory
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