West London’s Sports Team are one of the most exciting new bands to emerge from the other side of the Atlantic recently. Paste featured them earlier this year on our list of 15 New British Acts You Need to Know in 2019.
They’re the kind of witty, ramshackle British indie group that’s been tragically absent from the recent influx of new bands. They released an EP, Keep Walking!, earlier this year via the band’s own Holm Front label, followed by a brand new single “Here It Comes Again,” their first U.S. release.
Sports Team make funny and charismatic indie rock. They’re charming and pesky, but not in an overly laddish way. You won’t find morbid social commentary or harsh self put-downs—Sports Team bring back jolly camaraderie and light-hearted spontaneity. They made their first U.S. live appearance earlier this year at Austin’s South By Southwest, which Paste highlighted as a standout set.
Watch the six-piece band perform three tracks in Paste’s New York City studio during their first American tour: “Here It Comes Again,” “Get Along” and “Kutcher.” Frontman Alex Rice flails his arm in classic rock ‘n’ roll fashion, and during some instrumental passages, he nonsensically mimes words like a madman in a drunken stupor.
Watch Sports Team’s full Paste Studio session below. Scroll down to watch the video for their new single, “Here It Comes Again.”