Today Sports Team share a brand new single, ahead of this month’s debut US headline dates and a summer schedule full of festivals across the UK and Europe. ‘Here It Comes Again,’ produced by longtime collaborator Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett), immediately radiates the frenetic energy of the band’s live shows, conjoining a flurry of guitars with quintessentially English lyrics from frontman Alex Rice and guitarist/songwriter Rob Knaggs. The song’s accompanying visual finds Rice in a bee sting-induced fever dream, joining the rest of the band for an impromptu performance of the song on the English countryside.
Stream ‘Here It Comes Again’ here.
The new single arrives as the band gears up to make their first US shows post SXSW, with three shows in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York this month. The band’s momentum has continued to build behind their bizarre and visceral live shows that they began whilst still attending the University of Cambridge, quickly achieving cult status amongst students. It’s been as a straight-up live act that Sports Team have continued to rise to the forefront of the recent crop of London bands, recently selling out London’s historic Electric Ballroom. With shows that see singer and ringmaster Alex Rice lead a skilfully coordinated yet slightly unhinged performance against a steely faced Ben Mack, who regularly takes calls and rolls cigarettes on stage, they are now bringing their infectious live energy to the states.
Upcoming live dates:
June 28th | Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Festival
June 29th | Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Festival
July 20th | Sheffield, UK @ Tramlines Festival
July 26th | Matlock, UK @ Y Not Festival
July 27th | Steventon, UK @ Truck Festival
July 28th | Kendall, UK @ Kendall Calling
Aug 3rd | Edenbridge, UK @ Neverworld
Aug 17th | Durham, UK @ Hardwick Festival
Aug 24th | Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
Aug 25th | Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
Aug 31st | Bingley, UK @ Bingley Weekender
Sep 1st | Glasgow, UK @ Indian Summer
Sep 23rd | Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands *
Sep 24th | Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy *
Sep 26th | London, UK @ The Forum *
Sep 27th | Manchester, UK @ Academy *
Oct 12th | Manchester, UK @ Neighbourhood Festival
* w/ Pale Waves