Over the last year, Sports Team have effortlessly glided to the top of plenty of ones-to-watch lists via a series of playful, sardonic love-letters to often unfashionable corners of mundane British life. To hammer home this trajectory, the first song from new EP ‘Keep Walking!’ is an ode to the most wonderful of British motorways, ‘M5’. Its gargantuan chorus is joined on ‘Keep Walking!’ by the pop’n’roll of the jaunty ‘Get Along’, the catchy live favourite ‘Ski Lifts’ and the slow strum of ‘Casper’, all led by the effervescent lyrics of Alex Rice that add a romanticisation to the kind of suburban life that’s so often simply met with a shrug. There’s a whole corner of guitar music fans for whom Sports Team are the band they’ve been waiting for, and with ‘Keep Walking!’ they’re set to fall into their arms.
Sports Team play DIY’s SXSW stage at the British Music Embassy at Latitude 30 on 11th March, where DIY is an official media partner. Visit diymag.com/presents for more information.