Anticipated as one of the first big releases of this nascent 2024, Dubliners Sprints release their debut “Letter to Self”.
A record that continuously travels between garage-punk riffs surrounded by lyrics of social terror, sense of catharsis, daily anxieties and urban nightmares.
Led by singer Karla Chubb and composed of guitarist Colm O’Reilly, bassist Sam McCann and drummer Jack Callan, the Irish quartet draws inspiration from PJ Harvey, Pixies, Strokes and Fugazi but also from Savages (there is a clear assonance of the title of Adore Adore Adore), Bauhaus and also LCD Soundsystem and it sounds a bit like the more punkish response of fellow citizens Fontaines DC
A straight, tense and rough sound full of sonic neuroses and distortions but without ever losing sight of the dance floor to mosh and jump as much as I can!
Listening to the album you are surrounded by a muscular mixture rich in drums that hit incessantly, basses that rumble with urgency, guitars that tear out powerful chords so quickly that they seem on the verge of exploding with everything mitigated and amplified by the voice, sometimes angelic and sometimes demonic, by the singer, front-woman Karla Chubb.
“Letter to Self” is an abrasive yet accessible alchemy. A strong noise-rock and not full of clichés and clichés which bodes well for this beginning of 2024!
Maybe living’s easy / Maybe dying’s the same
THE VOTES OF OTHERS
Diy Magazine: 10.00
Clash Music: 9.00
TO LISTEN NOW
Ticking – Shadow of a Doubt – Literary Mind
TO BE SKIPPED IMMEDIATELY
Nothing… straight, fast, rock, essential.
2024 – Letter to Self