Sports Team to perform on the DLWP Rooftop!
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On the De La Warr Pavilion rooftop
This event is standing only, limited capacity.
1 x album/bundle = 1 ticket to the instore. Customers need to retain the main part of the ticket and stub. The main part of the ticket will grant entry to the gig and the stub can be redeemed for the album at MND.
All ages. U14s must be accompanied by an adult 18+.
Latecomers admitted throughout.
About Sports Team
Here’s the thing… 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 released their debut album Deep Down Happy on 5 June 2020, following their acclaimed EPs, Winter Nets and Keep Walking!, and is their first release on the legendary Island Records label.
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. Recording their first EP (Winter Nets) in a converted Timberyard in Hammersmith, the band have consistently set themselves apart from the acts they came up playing with, showing an intoxicating ambition, and their debut album Deep Down Happy, delivered all bold claims, confirming their place at the head of a group of young guitar acts.
Talking about the 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.
It’s been an extraordinary time for Sports Team, who have built a large, fiercely loyal and fervent fanbase around their electric live shows and a string of incendiary releases. Selling out Electric Ballroom, to doing the same at Kentish Town Forum in December 2019 before even releasing an album. The single The Races achieved A-list at BBC 6 Music, B List at Radio 1. They’ve been defined though by an increasingly cultish fanbase spawned from online community pages, making 1000s of memes, pieces of artwork and crucially turning up wherever Sports Team play – from the bands annual Margate trip (where many of the songs were written) to the living room of the group’s shared house, first in Harlesden, now Camberwell.
Sessions for Deep Down Happy have been snuck in between huge tours at various London studios, including Konk and Livingston, with long-time collaborator Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever) once again at the production desk. Having first worked together on the anthemic Kutcher in 2018, the debut features Reid-produced singles Here It Comes Again, The Races and Fishing while also featuring a re-recording of early single and live favourite Camel Crew – until now, only available on 2018’s Winter Nets.
Sports Team Outstore presented by Music’s Not Dead has been rescheduled to 19 August 2021.
All tickets are valid for the new date and there is no need to exchange.
Ticket holders were contacted directly by email.
Read everything you need to know about reschedules and FAQs here.