Tickets are now available for Sports Team at Rock City!
Sports Team have been described as one of the most raucous, electrifying and chaotic acts in the UK. Coming up on the back of word of mouth live hype, drawing round the block queues to chaotic early gigs at The Five Bells and Moth Club before releasing any music – the band have consistently set themselves apart with their intoxicating ambition. Their Mercury Prize nominated debut album Deep Down Happy (released June 19th, 2020) delivered on all bold claims, and confirmed their place at the head of a group of young guitar acts. Documenting modern Britain in all its messy complexity, and their own lives as young tyros fine-tuning their plan to ravish the charts, their songs are both affectionate and disdainful – much like the band’s oft-cited folk hero John Betjeman, whose poems and documentaries poked around suburban habitats with appalled fascination. But it’s in the band’s dynamic and character where inspiration yields. Overhearing Sports Team in the pub is what you hear in the songs. An endless back-and-forth with no give or take; a succession of vivid snapshots of modern Britain and the follies, foibles and frustrations of youth. The band calls to mind a loving but fractious family, bickering one minute, weeping with laughter the next.
With a huge run of live dates announced for 2022, the ‘UK, IE, USA Friendship’ tour includes 17 shows across the US and then an 11 date headline tour of the UK and Ireland!
Following a sold out show at London’s Brixton Academy last year, the UK leg will see the band this year stop at London’s Roundhouse for a special show with ‘friends’, with more to be announced on this in the coming months. Sports Team’s vivid vignettes of modern Britain and inspections of the follies, foibles and frustrations of youth have earned them an impassioned fanbase, a real community who come together at the band’s infamously electrifying live shows.
New album Gulp!, out this summer, houses Sports Team’s most assured and invigorating work to date, and is available to pre-order now on vinyl, CD & cassette from the band’s webstore. Gulp! follows Sports Team’s 2020 Mercury Prize nominated debut album Deep Down Happy, which charted at #2 in the UK’s Official Charts, achieving the biggest vinyl sales for a debut British artist in 2020..
Get access to tickets for Sports Team before everyone else by signing up to the Rock City Pre-Sale Mailing List.
Pre-Sale Tickets available 10am 15th June.
14+ show. Under 18s do not need to be accompanied by an adult.
Check out the full Rock City Gig Guide here!