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NEWS: Sports Team Release New Video

 


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RELEASE ‘STATIONS OF THE CROSS AT THE OVAL’ VIDEO AHEAD OF 2020 HYUNDAI MERCURY PRIZE ‘ALBUMS OF THE YEAR’ 


CO-HOST THE RADIO 1 FUTURE SOUNDS SHOW WITH ANNIE MAC AND PERFORM AND CHAT ON CHRIS EVANS VIRGIN RADIO BREAKFAST SHOW


DEBUT ALBUM ‘DEEP DOWN HAPPY’ OUT NOW 



It’s been a crazy week on air for Sports Team, from co-hosting the Radio 1 Future Sounds show with Annie Mac, to being Chris Evan’s live studio guests on Virgin Radio. The band spoke candidly to their favourite 90s host, remincising car journeys with parents and now confronted with hyperbolic praise from Evans: “They’re funny, they’re clever, they’re quietly irate. I love your music… what does it feel like to be geniuses?”. This comes ahead of the 6-piece’s 2020 Hyundai Mercury Prize ‘Album of the Year’ performance, which will be broadcast live on BBC Four TV on 24th September. The band have been shortlisted for their critically acclaimed, number 2 charting debut album Deep Down Happy, alongside Dua Lipa, Kano, Charli XCX, Michael Kiwanuka and more. During lockdown, the band (packed out) iconic cricket ground The Oval, and performed album favourite Stations of the Cross to (0) fans. Broadcast live on Sunday Brunch, the video is now available on YouTube. 


Watch ‘Stations Of The Cross’ at the Oval here: https://SportsTeam.lnk.to/StationsOvalPR


Listen to ‘Deep Down Happy’ here: http://sportsteam.lnk.to/DeepDownHappyPR


Sports Team have built an incredibly loyal, impassioned fanbase, who carried the Gaga x Sports Team chart battle conversation on Twitter. From a Lewis Capaldi summoning circle which led to support from the superstar (proving witchcraft does work), to TV fisherman Jeremy Wade, and Sam Fender, Sports Team fans were out in force, showing comradeship for the future of guitar music. With no record stores open, and no live shows due to lockdown, the six-piece still managed to achieve the biggest selling album of the week in Independent Retail, a mammoth feat for Britain’s next breakthrough band. The six piece also announced their biggest UK tour to date, with the band back on the road doing what they do best next Spring and headlining O2 Academy Brixton on 29 April 2021. 



UK & IRELAND TOUR


20 April Dublin The Grand Social

22 April Leeds Leeds University Stylus

23 April Manchester The Albert Hall

25 April Nottingham Rock City

26 April Glasgow SWG3

28 April Bristol SWX Bristol

29 April London O2 Academy Brixton



PRAISE FOR DEEP DOWN HAPPY


“Recalling the rambunctious spirit of Blur and Pulp” –  4* THE TIMES


“As far as 'guitar music' is concerned, it's game on. Full of charm & unpredictability” – 4* Independent


The gobbiest new bunch on the block cement their early promise with a debut album full of hedonism, tribalism and untamed energy” – 4* NME 


Love them or hate them, dismiss them at your peril” 4* DIY 


“The album bounces by with the logic of a free-for-all pub debate” Rolling Stone 


“Sounding like a gang having fun should be simple, but it’s a spirit that’s been missing lately. Sports Team deserve a medal for bringing it back” 4* Daily Star 


an album soaked in teen spirit…Sports Team are the complete package” – 5* DORK


“Their tales of life in your 20s in modern Britain is unmistakably now” – Q


“A debut as wry, energetic and charismatic as their inexhaustible live presence has always promised”Loud & Quiet


“Sports Team evoke britpop spirit of Pulp, while throwing in nods to American punk (Iggy pop is a fan)” –  Daily Mail


"May we introduce you to your new favourite band” –  ES Magazine


“The weirdo UK guitar band you need to know”-  PAPER

NEWS: Sea Girls Announce New & Rescheduled 2021 UK Headline Dates

 


Announce New & Rescheduled 2021 UK Headline Dates
Tickets on General Sale This Friday, 4th September at 10.00am - Purchase Here
(Original Ticket Remain Valid)

One Of Only A Few Artists To Sell Out London O2 Academy Brixton
Ahead of Debut Album Release

November & January Album Launch Shows Remain Unchanged


#3 UK Charting Debut Album Open Up Your Head - Out Now!
‘Lie To Me’ – 
Listen Here


"There is something timely about this record...they’ve managed, rather impressively, to capture something of the strange, stultifying state of contemporary youth" - The Guardian (Album Of The Week)

 

“‘Open Up Your Head’ is a heartfelt beast that isn’t afraid of dreaming big. Introspective anthems for anxious times; no wonder it’s connecting with fans” NME ★★★

“‘Open Up Your Head’ is the start of something big” - 
The Sun ★★★

 

“Full of melodious momentum” - The Times

“Sea Girls started off the year reaching for the stars. They might end it
walking amongst them”
 – Dork 
★★★★

 

After flying into the charts and landing a Top 3 debut album, Sea Girls are on fire and today announce new dates for 2021 plus rescheduled UK headline tour dates to April & May 2021. The tour includes sold out nights at London O2 Academy Brixton, Glasgow Barrowland, Manchester Academy 1 and more, as well as huge extra Academy dates in Liverpool, Newcastle, Leicester, Sheffield, Oxford, Portsmouth, Leeds and Cambridge.

 

All previously purchased + upgraded tickets remain valid for London 02 Academy Brixton, Glasgow Barrowland, Manchester Academy 1 and Birmingham 02 Institute – please keep hold of tickets.  Sold Out Intimate Album Launch shows for Nov 20 and Jan 21 remain unchanged and tickets remain valid. Ticket info HERE.

Frontman Henry Camamile says of the tour and the band’s recent album success;

“We started this band because we all love music. No way did we expect to have so many amazing people connect with our debut record and for it to enter the album charts at Number 3. We are so grateful and touched. Being amongst other guitar music in the Top 10 makes us smile and feels like it definitely ain’t dead. It’s been a lifeline that we could still chat to our fans and release music during lockdown. We want to be playing shows as soon as possible but it looks like it is still not gonna be safe to do this for the big dates on our Autumn tour. In consultation with our team, we have rescheduled the November dates to April 2021. It will come around soon and we'll make up for it at these shows.”

With album Open Up Your Head, the band’s songwriting has elevated, with Henry stepping into the spotlight as a genuine storyteller for his generation.

The album is an explosion of joyous indie rock held together to reflect topics such as his previous traumatic head injury, the anxiety that ensued, and resulting adolescent vices. In accessing those darkest and least comfortable parts of himself, the record becomes one of hope for the band and fans alike.

Listen to album fan favourite ‘Lie To Me’ Here

Headline Dates
April 2021

Wed 21st            LIVERPOOL, O2 Academy                                      New

Thu 22nd          GLASGOW, Barrowlands (Rescheduled)             SOLD OUT

Fri 23rd             NEWCASTLE, O2 City Hall                                        New

Sun 25th           BIRMINGHAM, O2 Institute (Rescheduled)           SOLD OUT

Mon 26th         LEICESTER, O2 Academy                                        New

Tue 27th           LONDON, O2 Academy Brixton (Rescheduled) SOLD OUT
Thu 29th              SHEFFIELD, O2 Academy                                        New

Fri 30th             MANCHESTER, Academy 1(Rescheduled)           SOLD OUT

 

May 2021

Sat 1st             PORTSMOUTH, Pyramids                                          New

Mon 3rd         OXFORD, O2 Academy                                          New

Tues 4th          CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange                                New

Wed 5th         LEEDS, O2 Academy                                               New