A lot of exciting things to come from these lot…
Nice Swan Records and RIP Records have joined forces on the monthly Nice Swan Introduces series, this month featuring The Sprints.
Joining the likes of Blossoms, Sports Team, Pip Blom and many more, ‘The Cheek’ comes with exciting, ferocious energy from the Dublin four-piece. The latest in a string of big talents to come from the city, such as Fontaines DC, Girl Band and Silverbacks.
Embracing that post-punk, alt-rock energy and throwing themselves into it the track is very impressive. Lyrically, it tackles sexuality head on, with lead singer and guitarist Karla explaining, “The Cheek was inspired by conversations at bars and Karla’s experience with her sexuality. As a person who is bisexual, your experiences can be difficult. You’re not gay enough, you’re not straight enough, you can be over-sexualised or demonised, I’m going to bed or I’m going to hell. People of any gender identity or sexuality will face criticism and pigeon holing based on their label. Whether it’s being told I wouldn’t have been kissed did they know I was bi, or being asked would I do a threesome, having your ass grabbed and your space invaded – this is my big fuck you to all those people.
Thematically it is all centres around my experience of sexual assault, unsolicited advances and sexuality as a whole. It’s raw, personal and high energy because it’s a song that is all about venting frustrations. “