Today’s track of the day comes from our Dublin favourites Sprints. ‘Manifesto’ is the second single from their EP of the same name, coming out next year on Nice Swan Records and produced by Girl Band’s Daniel Fox. FFO The Joyce McKinney Experience. Foot-stomping rhythm section, roof-lifting guitars and call-to-arms punk vocals – the perfect rabble raising anthem! We can’t wait to see this live …

“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.

Karla Chubb, lead singer and songwriter of Sprints

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