- 19 Feb 20
We had a chat with Karla Chubb of Hot for 2020 band Sprints about their new music and what's to come.
Can you describe your music for us?
Sprints is a melding of genres, from grunge to punk to garage. Anything we write is very rooted in a real story.
You have a single on the way...
Yeah. ‘Kissing Practice’, is supposed to encapsulate the mundanity that we find in life – it’s purposely repetitive. People seem to be happy just doing the same thing over and over: going to work, meeting friends, drinking, finding romantic partners.
It touches on mental health issues too.
I kind of found myself in this constant state of existential crisis, wondering why people aren’t as frustrated as I am. The song touches on anxiety and mental health and how some people are able to cope better than others.
Did you work with a producer?
Daniel Fox from Girl Band, who are a massive influence on us, really helped with embedding certain textures and layers – creating that DIY, distressed grunge feeling we’re going for. There’s a growing punk, garage and noise-rock scene in Dublin, and Daniel had worked with bands before, who were trying to break into that niche category. We’re going back into the studio with him in March to record three songs, and probably the rest of our EP.
You’re playing Whelan’s soon.
Our Whelan’s show is sold out already, which is amazing. Our songs are made to be played live, and we put put theatrics and movement into the performances. This is where we actually get our energy from.
Is there a grand plan?
The plan for 2020 is to get our first festival gigs, get merch out, and release our first EP. Hopefully, the album will follow next year.
‘Kissing Practice’ was released on February 14. SPRINTS play Whelan's on February 22.