Thursday 16 November 2023

SPRINTS - Shadow of a Doubt

Photo credit: Niamh Barry

Dublin's Sprints have this week returned with their storming new single Shadow of a Doubt. Taken form the band's forthcoming new album 'Letter To Self', out January 5th, the track's slow burning unassuming intro quickly gives way to an angst driven crescendo of thrashing guitars, blistering melodies and infectious riffs. On the new single, Karla Chubb, lead vocalist, says "Shadow Of A Doubt is our most vulnerable moment to date. It very bluntly deals with the experience of trauma, depression and the aftermath. It was written quite selfishly -  to take the weight of some of those feelings off myself by placing them on a page in an attempt to feel like I was healing, or ridding myself of them. An entirely cathartic process.The slow and intensifying build, the crashing drums, swirling guitars and chaotic climax all symbolise that pure terrifying fall into darkness, and the almost silent call for help. It’s the feeling of loneliness, abandonment and exile. It’s shouting out into the void and thinking everyone can hear you, but they can’t.The vocal was recorded in three takes with jagged breaths and some misstepped lyrics purposefully left in. Here, we felt emotion was more important than perfection" Take a listen for yourselves below. 

Tour Dates
15th Nov - Baby's All Right, New York, USA
8th Feb - L'Ubu, Rennes, FR
9th Feb - Le Krakatoa, Mérignac, FR
10th Feb - Le Point Éphémère, Paris, FR
13th Feb - Cactus, Brugge, BE
14th Feb - Trix, Antwerp, BE
18th Feb - Cassiopeia, Berlin, DE
20th Feb - Kranhalle, Munich, DE
22nd Feb - Vera, Groningen, NL
23rd Feb - Rotown, Rotterdam, NL
24th Feb - Paradiso Tohuistuin, Amsterdam, NL
6th March - Madame Lou's, Seattle, USA
7th March - Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, USA
9th March - Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco, USA
11th March - The Echo, Los Angeles, USA
19th March - Shubas, Chicago, USA
22nd March - Elsewhere, New York. USA
23rd March - DC9 Nightclub, Washington, USA
3rd April - Heaven, London, UK
5th April - Actress & Bishop, Birmingham, UK (sold out)
6th April - White Hotel, Manchester, UK (sold out)
7th April - King Tuts, Glasgow, UK (sold out)
9th April - Patterns, Brighton, UK (sold out)
11th April - Thekla, Bristol, UK
13th April - Bodega, Nottingham, UK (sold out)
14th April - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK (sold out)
18th April - Dolans Kasbah, Limerick, IE
19th April - Róisín Dubh, Galway, IE
20th April - Ulster Sports Club, Belfast, UK
25th April - Coughlans - Cork, IE (sold out)
26th April - Mike The Pies, Listowel, IE
3rd May - Button Factory, Dublin, IE


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