Monday, June 27, 2022

Sports Team Shares Video For “Cool It Kid”

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Sports Team channels the 90’s for their tune “Cool It Kid.” The video is below! Give it a viewing or two!

Breakthrough British band Sports Team debuts their new song “Cool It Kid” featuring vocals from Asha Lorenz of indie rock band Sorry.

“Cool It Kid” is about “getting too deep in your stress about stuff and sometimes saying to yourself, ‘You know what, maybe sometimes you should sit back and it’s best not to react on your intense, irrational emotions,’” explains the band.

The new track hails from the band’s highly anticipated new album Gulp! which is set for release on August 12 via Island UK/Bright Antenna. The group previously debuted two singles from Gulp!, with “R Entertainment” and “The Game” both premiering on BBC Radio. Listen to/share “R Entertainment” HERE and listen to/share “The Game” HERE.

Additionally, Sports Team is set for an extensive run of worldwide tour dates this fall. Kicking off on September 16 in Atlanta, the tour includes headlining performances at New York’s Mercury Lounge, Los Angeles’ The Echo, Chicago’s Schuba’s and DC’s Songbyrd. General on-sale begins today, June 17 at sportsteam.seetickets.com. See below for a complete list of tour dates.
Sports Team is Alex Rice (lead vocals), Rob Knaggs (rhythm guitar, vocals), Henry Young (lead guitar), Oli Dewdney (bass), Al Greenwood (drums) and Ben Mack (keyboard, percussion). Formed in 2016, the band released two EPs, Winter Nets and Keep Walking!, prior to their 2020 Mercury Prize-nominated debut album Deep Down Happy, which reached #2 on the UK’s Official Charts, achieving the biggest vinyl sales for a debut British artist that year. Rolling Stone hails, “The crisp, jagged tunes on their debut LP, Deep Down Happy, recall Franz Ferdinand or the early Arctic Monkeys; their weird-angled guitars can evoke Pavement or Silkworm; their clever critiques of British life recall Pulp and the Kinks; and singer Alex Rice’s ranting style has shades of Art Brut’s Eddie Argos and Mark E. Smith of the Fall. It’s all conjured with a buoyant sense of good-natured humor, so they sound like they’re having fun even when they’re pissed off. The album bounces by with the logic of a free-for-all pub debate.”

Sports Team’s vivid vignettes of modern Britain and inspections of the follies, foibles and frustrations of youth have earned them an impassioned fanbase, a real community who come together at the band’s electrifying and infectious live shows.
Greg Kinne
Greg Kinnehttp://culturefiend.net
Greg started Culture Fiend as a way to discuss the many facets of pop culture. Greg usually surrounds himself with Star Wars action figures, Legos and a healthy supply of interesting films and unusual records.

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