Impassioned, purposeful, and personal: Sprints’ latest delves into identity, crisis, the political, and the societal by leaning not into each one of those things, but the points where the Venn diagrams overlap. Across six tracks that span the ups and downs of the emotional spectrum of someone digging around trying to find themselves, the Dublin gang neatly package existential panic into a buzzy, punchy musical box. Summed up aptly by Karla Chubb’s vocals on opener ‘How The Story Goes’, Sprints are often flippant, sometimes sarcastically matter-of-fact, before devolving into desperate emotional peaks and then snapping back almost spookily to composure. Insistent instrumentals back up lyrical themes, churning relentlessly underneath pleading lyrics on the frenetic ‘Modern Life’ and ‘I’m In A Band’. ‘A Modern Job’ is certainly - sometimes painfully - evocative.
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