Name, where are you from?
Al. Oli. Henry. Ben. Rob and Alex. We’re from all over but are based way out west in Harlesden.
Describe your style in three words?
Head to toe.
What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Art is Hard did a Pavement tribute night with Happyness, The Black Tambourines and Bob Nastanovich playing through Crooked Rain. That was up there.
If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
Pavement and Th' Dudes. An underrated New Zealand band, Bliss is one of the few good songs about lager.
Which subcultures have influenced you?
West London’s Portuguese expat community has embraced us. Sporting Clube de Londres, Lisboa and the rest.
If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Keith Floyd, one of the great raconteurs and an underrated writer. I’d like to have dropped in for lunch just after he went bankrupt and opened up a restaurant in the Vaucluse.
Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
The Sports and Social club in Cambridge was the first venue we played. We paid £50 for the privilege.
Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
Jolan Lewis of Pink Teens / Temple Songs / The Foetals. He seems to abandon projects just as they’re taking off, so this could be a self-imposed obscurity. But he’s unrivalled really. Passed Caring is the place to start.
Sports team are a London based 6-piece band that met whilst studying in Cambridge, their debut EP 'Winter Nets' was released in January 2018 and their follow-up EP 'Keep Walking' was released in 2019. Sports team are now readying a third EP 'Making Hay' which will be released 18th October 2019. Listen to the EP's lead single 'Fishing' below.
Tour dates with Pale Waves and Two Door Cinema Club in September and October will be followed by their own North American and UK headline tour in October and November. Tickets are available here.