Sports Team Release Debut Album

On Friday, UK six-piece band Sports Team released their debut album Deep Down Happy via Island / Bright Antenna Records. Documenting modern Britain in all its messy complexity, the album is a succession of vivid snapshots of the follies and foibles of youth, brought to life by their infectious energy and thunderous performances. Today following the album release, the band shares a clever new music video for their track “Camel Crew”, which is shot in different locations in isolation as a testament to the frustrations of the time period they’re releasing music in.

Sports Team are a band of six singular characters, who have been described as one of the most raucous, electrifying and chaotic acts in the UK. They built a large, fiercely loyal and fervent fanbase; coming up on the back of word of mouth live hype, drawing round the block lines to early gigs at The Five Bells and Moth Club, and celebrating a Kentish Town Forum headline at the end of last year. “Here’s The Thing,” the first single lifted from their debut album was chosen as Greg James’ Track Of The Week, following an Annie Mac Hottest Record and BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music playlist. Sports Team calls to mind a loving but fractious family, bickering one minute, weeping with laughter the next.