Formed in late 2019 Sprints have barely paused for breath since. The Garage-Punk Dublin outfit’s debut AA side ‘Kissing Practice’/ ‘The Cheek’ immediately landed them a fan in BBC 6Music legend Steve Lamacq and, as the year played out, early support from the likes of DIY, NME, So Young and more. Cemented by the reception to the ‘Manifesto EP’ and ‘A Modern Job EP’, it’s allowed them to dig even deeper into their policy of honesty.

Everything that goes into the band’s cathartic punk battle-cries can be seen as something of a call-to-arms: an attempt to silence the internal doubting voices and to fight against the outdated social tropes that box in individuality. Now, more confident in their opinions and identities than ever, Sprints have racked up sold-out shows across Ireland, the UK, and Europe as well as a string of shows at SXSW in Austin, Texas – cementing themselves as one of the most ferocious and exciting emerging live acts.