- 15 Feb 22
Sprints are slated to play The Grand Social on March 10th and Belfast's Ulster Sports Club on March 16th, finalising their UK and Ireland tour.
Dublin quartet Sprints have covered Isle of Wight duo Wet Leg's hugely successful debut single 'Chaise Longue'.
Posting it to their social media channels yesterday, the noise-rockers tweeted:
"We became so obsessed with this song on tour that we decided to cover it. Wanna be our valentine @wetlegband?"
"Spending hours upon hours in a van or a Travelodge, our one escape on tour was music,” they added. “On a whim, we covered it at our first ever London show.”
“It went down so well and was such fun to play we continued to play it show after show. With some time on our hands, and preparing for our next UK + Ireland tour, we decided to do it some justice and record a real cover.”
We became so obsessed with this song on tour that we decided to cover it. Wanna be our valentine @wetlegband ?
Watch now: https://t.co/1uNIMqbL9U pic.twitter.com/ErWlXXAvty
— Sprints (@sprintsmusic) February 14, 2022
Last July, Sprints returned with a scorching new track 'How Does The Story Go?'. Combining guitar-driven hooks, motoric rhythm and emotive lyricism to create a unique sound that pulls from grunge, post-punk and beyond, the Dubliners - fronted by Karla Chubb - bring their usual "no fucks given" attitude to the fore.
Their latest single 'Little Fix' continues on the same trajectory, with maturity.
"Plagued by insecurities, imposter syndrome and gender stereotypes, 'Little Fix' is the culmination of all my fears – the, sometimes, self applied pressure that as a woman in music I can’t just be good, I have to be great,” explains singer Karla Chubb.
“I feel like I am in a constant state of proving myself. That no matter what I achieve, learn, write, play or sing, there will always be a critic, a voice in the crowd or in my head telling me that it’s still not good enough, that there’s a million men out there who are better and I’ll always just be 'good for a girl'."
'Little Fix' is the third track to be drawn from the post-punk outfit’s second EP A Modern Job which finds the group once again working with Gilla Band’s Daniel Fox behind the desk on production duties. The 6-track EP will be released via Nice Swan Recordings on March 11th.
Indie rockers Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers, aka Wet Leg, are set to drop their debut album on April 8th.
Following the album release, Wet Leg are scheduled to set off on a largely sold-out UK tour, with support from fellow indie group Honeyglaze.
Just three years into their decision to form a band, Wet Leg have already nabbed multiple viral singles, second place on the BBC's Sound of 2022 list, a deal with Domino Records and a debut album recorded with Dan Carey.
Read the Wet Leg interview in the current issue of Hot Press here.
Sprints tour dates:
24 – Yes, Manchester, UK
25 – The Soundhouse, Leicester, UK
26 – The Blue Moon, Cambridge, UK
28 – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton, UK
1 – Strange Brew, Bristol, UK
2 – Moth Club, London, UK
10 – The Grand Social, Dublin, Ireland
16 – Ulster Sports Club, Belfast, UK
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