Wicklow four-piece Sails are preparing to release debut single ‘Lakes’ in October, but to tide us over until then, they’ve unveiled a beautiful track that could melt your heart. ‘Winning Wars’ is all about the atmosphere, a gently strummed guitar soundtracking Darragh Cahill’s tale of escaping a mess. “You’re building walls to shelve all your plans and you’re wearing your grandfather’s boots,” he says, while “your mother’s rosary beads burn a cross in the pit of your chest”. It doesn’t sound like an ideal situation so it’s no surprise that they “flee in the warmest of nights”. There are warm hints of Beirut throughout ‘Winning Wars’, courtesy of Kevin Maguire and Danny McCormack’s trumpet and saxophone. You can download the track for free below. Sails play the Button Factory on Wednesday, October 15, with support coming from All The Luck In The World and Elephant.