/ 07.30 pm: doors
/ 08.10 pm - 09.10 pm: English Teacher
/ 09.30 pm - 10.30 pm: Sprints
Panic Shack / DEADLETTER / The Bug Club
Formed in late 2019 Sprints have barely paused for breath since. Early releases and EPs immediately landed the Garage-Punk Dublin outfit a fan in BBC 6Music legend Steve Lamacq and, as the year played out, early support from the likes of DIY, NME, So Young and more. Cemented by the reception to the ‘Manifesto EP’ and 'A Modern Job EP', it’s allowed them to dig even deeper into their policy of honesty.
Everything that goes into the band’s cathartic punk battle-cries can be seen as something of a call-to-arms: an attempt to silence the internal doubting voices and to fight against the outdated social tropes that box in individuality. Now, more confident in their opinions and identities than ever, Sprints have signed to the iconic label, City Slang, and racked up sold-out shows across Ireland, the UK, and Europe, as well as a string of shows at SXSW in Austin, Texas - cementing themselves as one of the most ferocious and exciting emerging live acts.
English Teacher are an indie/post-punk band from Leeds, United Kingdom. With their inspired lyricism and indie sensibilities, they are the quartet steadily rising to the top of the class.Made up of Lily Fontaine (vocals, rhythm guitar, synth), Douglas Frost (drums), Nicholas Eden (bass) and Lewis Whiting (lead guitar, synth), English Teacher are no strangers to self-deprecation. Formed in 2020 after meeting at Leeds Conservatoire, their brand of indie is more kitchen sink drama than straight-to-the-chorus smash.