Introduce us to your band!
Sprints are a raw and raucous post-punk four-piece from Dublin.
How did you guys start out?
We started out in a shed in the back garden of our drummer’s house. We wanted to write music that was energetic, fast-paced and that we’d like to listen to. Hopefully we’ve done that.
Describe your band’s sound
Punchy, punk etched and energetic. We like to experiment with sounds and textures while maintaining some pop sensibilities.
What influences your craft?
Anything and everything. From bands, books and everyday life, we are inspired by everything. We’re big Angel Olsen, IDLES and Fontaines fans so that’s been on repeat recently.
What makes your project different?
Our lyricism is very raw. We like to blend elements from different styles to create something that sounds like us and we think we’ve achieved that. There is often a juxtaposition between our lyrics and music, whether it’s contrasting moods or rhythms and we really try to think about every aspect of a song we’re writing. Hopefully, that comes through.
When introducing people to your music, what song should I show them first? What is your quintessential track?
The Cheek – it captures our energy, spirit and humour well.
What has been the biggest struggle in your career so far?
Staying motivated is an everyday struggle. Rising rents, falling funds – it’s always a battle for artists to start or maintain a career. It’s hard to not let the rejections and mishaps get you down, but you push through and persevere.
What has been the biggest highlight in your career so far?
Selling out our first headliner with MCD productions in Whelan’s. We can’t wait for it.
How bright is the future of your band – what are the plans?
We want to release a rake of material. We have so many songs under our hat that we’re dying to record. We’ve planned for EPs, albums and merchandise so hopefully, we can all bring them to fruition.
When all is said and done, how would you like to be remembered?
Honest and dedicated. We might not make it to a stadium band, we might not ever get to release an album, but we’re going to try fuckin hard to get there and we’re having fun doing it.