Status: On-sale now (Updated on 8th May 2018)
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Doors open at 7:00 PM – Event ends at 11:00 PM
Age: You must be 18 years of age or more to attend this event (no exceptions) | Photo ID – Please bring ID if you are 25 years of age or less or appear so. | | Access – Standing. There are no seats assigned. The venue is arranged on several floors with many stairs and no lift. Find out more about accessiblity.
About Sports Team
From their unlikely Harlesden base, Sports Team have spent the last six months quietly but assuredly fulfilling the word-of-mouth hype around their early live shows; built off the back of crowds who believe against all good advice that erratic is good, and that a gig should be a show not a showcase.
Selling out Birthdays late last year without releasing a track, and more recently Moth Club, they also announce their biggest show to date at Scala on the 19th September. As the band see it:
‘’We never really fit the club stages anyway, there are 6 of us, sometimes more, so at least we’ll all have somewhere to stand at Scala. We’ve always been ambitious about what we’re doing, it’s about playing to more and more people, making going to see a band feel like something to take the whole day off work for.”
It’s a step up which feels entirely natural given how quickly they’ve surpassed many of their peers, eschewing parochial London scenes and demanding to be top of bills, front page, centre stage. From the moment frontman Alex Rice struts on stage to the arms-round-shoulders set closer ‘Stanton’, there’s a sense that this is a band that’s going far beyond the confines of a pub’s back room.
New single ‘Kutcher’ speaks to this promise, pitting Rice’s cocker-ish vocal quips against a twisting, propulsive backing that showcases an ambition sorely lacking in British guitar music of late.
With a busy summer ahead, Sports Team join a handful of bands dragging the spotlight back onto English guitar music. Watch this space.