Dublin-based post-punk/garage band SPRINTS have unveiled their new single “Adore Adore Adore” and its accompanying video.
Inspired by vocalist Karla Chubb’s experience with misogyny in the industry – it’s a short and sharp expression of her frustration and rage.
“Adore Adore Adore is a guttural reaction to my experience of criticism, gender and misogyny. People can’t seem to stop pressing their idea of what being a woman or acting like a woman is or should be upon us. You can’t act like this, you can’t say that, you have to be born with this or that and it’s exhausting. There is still a different standard of behaviour expected from me vs even the other members in Sprints. There is a different set of invisible rules I am supposed to abide by – I am supposed to fit their mould and give them what they want – and not deliver what it is I am here to do.
So at a time when trans rights are under attack, people are trying to force upon us what they think a woman is or should be, this is the outward expression of my own frustration, struggle and rage.”
Adore Adore Adore is out now via City Slang Records. Get it here and watch the video below.
SPRINTS Upcoming Tour Dates
16th June – Festsaal, Berlin, Germany
18th June – Beyond The Pale. Dublin, Ireland
24th June – Siren’s Festival, Luxembourg
7th July – Stendhal Festival, Limavady, Northern Ireland
8th July – 2000Trees, Cheltenham, UK
14th July – TVSpenta dal vivo, Rapolano Terme, Italy
21st July – Standon Calling Festival, UK
22nd July – Leopallooza. Cornwall, UK
23rd July – Truck Festival, Oxfordshire, UK
28th July – Deer Shed, Thirsk, UK
30th July – Y Not Festival, Derbyshire, UK
5th August – All Together Now, Curraghmore Estate, UK
11th August – Open Flair Festival, Eschwege, Germany
22nd September – Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany
4th Oct – Scala, London, UK
6th Oct – Button Factory, Dublin, Ireland
4th November – Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik, Iceland
15th November – Baby’s All Right, New York, USA
16th December – Brixton o2 Academy, London (supporting Suede)