Sprints, the ever-invigorating Dublin four-piece, have followed up their 2021 single, ‘Modern Job’ with ‘Little Fix’.
‘Little Fix’ and the rest of the forthcoming EP were produced by Gilla Band’s Daniel Fox in an assembling of some of Dublin’s finest. This track stays true to Sprints’ fun yet defiant energy that hails throughout their previous work. ‘Little Fix’ is the third single released from Sprints’ upcoming EP, ‘A Modern Job’, the previous release being the heavy-hitting title track.
Starring a short, snappy, repetitive bassline, and a piercing guitar riff dominating the chorus, ‘Little Fix’ is a sonically perfect song for live performance. The bridge even provides the potential for a chant that invokes visions of wild festival crowds that are sure to come this summer.
The powerful nature of lead vocalist, Karla Chubb, is infectious and bound to rouse listeners into passions of subversion. ‘Little Fix’ focuses primarily on the hardships that are unbearably common for women working in music. The pressure and the feeling of having to constantly prove yourself plagues many women in the industry and Chubb addresses this valiantly, shouting “they like me better when I’m sedated”. With vocal delivery evocative of other powerful female voices in music such as Sinead O’Brien and English Teacher, this performance is a message of resistance delivered in a punchy, punk package.
The two sweet tasters we’ve had from their upcoming EP, ‘A Modern Job’, suggest this project will laugh in the face of limiting social expectations in style. Delivering their usual punch under a shroud of quick-paced wittiness that we have come to expect when listening to Sprints. Not only will their EP be out on the 11th of March this year, but they are also set to embark on a full UK tour through February/March.
Photo by Ste Murray