Originally meant to be released on 3rd April, Sports Team have made the decision to postpone the release of their debut record ‘Deep Down Happy’ to 19th June.
Penning an open letter to fans, the six-piece say:
“In a way it seems fitting that we’re trying to release our debut in the midst of a once in a generation global pandemic.
We’ve tried as hard as we can to keep everything on track. But on a lot of sound advice, and to take pressure off all the people helping us deliver the album — we’ve taken the call to reschedule the record to June 19, and live shows, until June. Playing for you lot means everything to us, and we’ll be back doing it as soon as we safely can. All tickets and pre-orders will remain valid.
Keep buying music by the artists you love; it means the world. We’re seeing out the foreseeable in a studio in the West Country, getting onto new music. If you want to write to us, we’ll try and reply to every letter we get.
PROPAGATION HOUSE, EAST LODGE, NORTH TAMERTON, EX226SE
Anyway, it’s going to be hard for a bit, for music, and for everyone. Support your local scene, and look out for each other, we know you will.
All the love in the world from your friends Sports Team.”
The twelve-track record - which comes produced by the band’s long-time collaborator Burke Reid - will feature previous fan favourites including ‘Kutcher’, ‘The Races’ and ‘Fishing’. Check out the tracklisting below.
2. Here It Comes Again
3. Going Soft
4. Camel Crew
5. Long Hot Summer
6. Feels Like Fun
7. Here’s The Thing
8. The Races
9. Born Sugar
12. Stations Of The Cross
Check-out their latest track ‘Here’s The Thing’ and rescheduled dates below.
15 - ASSAI X BEAT GENERATOR, DUNDEE
17 - BEARTREE RECORDS X THE LEADMILL, SHEFFIELD
18 - BANQUET RECORDS X PRYZM, KINGSTON
19 - ELSEWHERE X ELSEWHERE, MARGATE
20 - VINILO X THE BROOK, SOUTHAMPTON
22 - ROUGH TRADE X THE FLEECE, BRISTOL
23 - ROUGH TRADE X METRONOME, NOTTINGHAM
24 - CRASH RECORDS X BRUDENELL, LEEDS
25 - ACTION RECORDS X BLITZ, PRESTON
26 - ROUGH TRADE EAST, LONDON (EARLY SHOW)
26 - ROUGH TRADE EAST, LONDON (LATE SHOW)
29 - MUSIC’S NOT DEAD, BEXHILL ON SEA
30 - RESIDENT RECORDS X CHALK, BRIGHTON