City Slang are excited to announce the latest addition to their roster, buzzy Dublin punk band Sprints. The four-piece, led by outspoken powerhouse Karla Chubb has had a massive year, with two sold-out UK tours, supporting Liam Gallagher in Belfast, a massively popular Glastonbury set, and an abundance of press and radio support in the UK.
To celebrate the signing, City Slang is releasing the single ‘Literary Mind’ (produced by Gilla Band’s Daniel Fox) complete with a live version and live video recorded at legendary Dublin venue Whelan’s. Both will be available on an exclusive limited edition ‘Literary Mind’ 7″ that will be released in April.
Karla sheds some light on how ‘Literary Mind’ came to be, saying, “It was a pen spilling on to paper moment and a very honest account of forming a new and long-lasting relationship. It’s a real deep dive and exploration into the feeling of falling in love, particularly queer love. You unlock, finally, what it means to be happy and with it comes the rollercoaster of emotions, hot sweats, fever dreams, happiness, giddiness and excitement that we’ve tried to capture in the energy and pace of the song. It feels like it only took days for it to go from a bedroom demo to us screaming it to a sold-out Whelan’s, so to be able to cement that moment on track and vinyl, is a special moment for us.”
Sprints formed in 2019 when Karla, guitarist Colm O’Reilly and drummer Jack Callan – already playing together under a slowly-dwindling former guise – had the lightbulb moment at a Savages gig that they too could play the music they actually listened to and loved. With the addition of bassist Sam McCann later that year, Sprints have barely paused for breath since. Joining City Slang’s illustrious roster is the latest in a string of exciting moments since the band’s formation. “We see it as a major milestone, joining the ranks of some iconic Indie acts is exciting,” says Karla, continuing “We’ve no view of slowing down and hope to build on our strong foundations. Our teenage selves would be pretty proud right now but we’re trying to play it cool.“