Sports Team

Six-piece rock outfit Sports Team met at Cambridge University and quickly became standouts in the London scene on the back of their visceral and erratic live shows.

The band has 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 before releasing any music, the band have consistently set themselves apart with their intoxicating ambition.

Their Mercury Prize nominated debut album Deep Down delivered on all their bold claims, and confirmed their place at the head of a group of young guitar acts.

Fine-tuning their plan to ravish the charts, their songs are both affectionate and disdainful with an endless back-and-forth and no give or take; a succession of vivid snapshots of modern day 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.

Gulp! is out now via Island UK/Bright Antenna and has already begun to receive commercial and critical praise with Rolling Stone giving Gulp! a four-star review.

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Events featuring Sports Team

Mar 16, 2023
1:00am — 1:50am
Presented by
So Young
Mar 16, 2023
2:30pm — 3:00pm
Presented by
Mar 18, 2023
10:00pm — 10:40pm
Presented by
BBC Introducing