Vinilo Records Present
Sports Team X Vinilo / Live Album Launch + Signing
Tue 1st Sep 2020 Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00pm (Showtimes Approx)
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Various Packages Available
Doors 7:00pm - On-Stage 8:00pm - Signing 9.15pm - Records & CD's can be collected on the night or from the store. Please note signing is ONLY for pre ordered Sports Team / Deep Down Happy purchased from vinilo.co.uk 
Sports Team
RELEASED 3.4.20

VINILO RECORD STORE PRESENT : SPORTS TEAM / DEEP DOWN HAPPY LIVE ALBUM LAUNCH + SIGNING @ THE BROOK 5.4.20

AGE 14 +

PLEASE NOTE SIGNING IS FOR PRE ORDERS OF DEEP DOWN HAPPY VIA VINILO RECORD STORE FOR THIS EVENT. 

Please read the TERMS AND CONDITIONS before making a purchase.

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. Today the band announce their  debut album Deep Down Happy. The highly anticipated record, out on 3rd  April, follows the 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, looks set  to deliver on all bold claims, and confirm 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.  

Watch the video to ‘Here’s The Thing’ here: http://sportsteam.lnk.to/HeresTheThingPR/youtube  
It’s  been an extraordinary year 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 doing the same at Kentish Town Forum in December before even  releasing an album. Latest 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. 

Track listing: 

1. Lander 
2. Here It Comes Again 
3. Going Soft 
4. Camel Crew 
5. Long Hot Summer 
6. Feels Like Fun 
7. Here’s The Thing 
8. The Races 
9. Born Sugar 
10. Fishing 
11. Kutcher 
12. Stations Of The Cross