Indie six piece Sports Team share ‘Here’s The Thing’ from debut record


Sports Team are excited to announce the release of their latest single ‘Here’s The Thing’, from their highly anticipated debut album Deep Down Happy, set for release on April 3.

Sports Team are a band of six singular characters who have been variously described as one of the most raucous, electrifying and chaotic acts in the UK.

The band have now announced the arrival date of their debut album Deep Down Happy, with highly anticipated record out on April 3. It follows the acclaimed EPs, Winter Nets and Keep Walking!, and is their first release on the legendary Island Records label.

Listen to ‘Here’s The Thing’ by Sports Team on the Shoot Music New Releases Playlist on Spotify.

Sports Team came 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. 2019 was an extraordinary year for the group, as they sold out shows at both the Electric
Ballroom and Kentish Town Forum.

Talking about the debut record, charismatic frontman Alex Rice says, “I don’t think we were conscious of doing it but the album maps the journey of moving in together in Harlesden, moving back to home towns to sleep on floors for 18 months, then coming back to London, weighing up whether being in a band with your mates, being young in London is still the best thing in the world. I think it probably is.”

It’s a week of highs and hangovers for the now Camberwell-based 6-piece, releasing their new single ‘Here’s The Thing’ following an Annie Mac Hottest Record. In the official video Alex had to master the physical demands and complex moves of a cheerleader and trained with Mana Cheerleading squad – the best in the UK.

‘Here’s The Thing’ is the first Sports Team track to also feature guitarist and principal songwriter Rob Knaggs on vocals, with the two friends and protagonists forming an unruly, and utterly charming pairing.

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