Sprints: Manifesto

The second single off Manifesto, the highly anticipated debut EP by Irish punks, Sprints, is the release's opening number and title track, and it offers more of the same intensity and agitation for which the band has stood out thus far. This time around Sprints sound more familiar with the industrial elements that are slyly implemented in the song's instrumentation and production, and their delivery emerges just as driven as before.

Daniel Fox from Girl Band has worked with the band since their early stages, and he's responsible for the new EP's production.

Vocalist and songwriter, Karla Chubb, signs an explanatory statement about the song's politicized character, and offers more clarity on the rising band's views and intent: 

Manifesto is all about control, and the seeming lack of it we have sometimes - control over our own lives, our own bodies, our own societies. Written during the time of the Repeal the 8th referendum in Ireland, it's a call for equality. 

Life can feel like it's unravelling around you. We see our countries fall in and out of economic crisis, we see the homeless crisis worsen by the day, we see the rapid rise of addiction and drug problems, and nothing is being done about, yet when it comes to telling women what they can do with their own bodies, that's when people (the bigots) step in and show up? It baffled me.

Manifesto is about turning your cheek to the critics and bigots and those who judge and doubt, to  try shake the shackles of everyday existence and mundanity and go carve your own path.

Manifesto is expected out though Nice Swan Records.

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