Sports Team Share "Fishing" from Their Forthcoming EP Making Hay

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Sports Team Share "Fishing" from Their Forthcoming EP <i>Making Hay</i>

London six-piece Sports Team have shared a new single from their forthcoming EP Making Hay, out on Oct. 18 via California label Bright Antenna Records. Making Hay will follow their previous EPs—2018’s Winter Nets and 2019’s Keep Walking!. The new EP comes in conjunction with their first full run of U.S. tour dates this fall, concluding with a special Halloween show in Chicago. They’re also supporting Two Door Cinema Club and Pale Waves in the U.K., and embarking on their biggest British headlining tour to date.

The guitars on “Fishing” are hopped-up with giddy excitement as frontman Alex Rice employs jolly rock ‘n’ roll theatrics and wears a playful smirk. Sports Team’s music is by friends and for friends—a frisky riot with an enjoyment level inversely proportional to the number of tipsy, ride-or-die pals who join in. Rice sings over bouncy guitars, “We go out with our friends / And we sit by the Thames going fishing / I don’t need no conversation, please.”

“The songs are written to be a spectacle live,” Rice says. “That’s where you’ve got to hear them, front row, with most of the parts played wrong. No one’s doing it better.”

Paste caught Sports Team live at SXSW earlier this year and also named them one of 15 New British Acts to Know in 2019.

Listen to “Fishing” and watch Sports Team’s recent Paste Studio session below. Scroll down to view their upcoming tour dates.

Sports Team Tour Dates:

September
14 – Berlin, Germany @ Maze
20 – Paris, France @ Bastille Sounds
21 – Hamburg, Germany @ Reeperbahn Festival
23 – Glasgow, U.K. @ Barrowlands *
24 – Birmingham, U.K. @ O2 Academy *
26 – London, U.K. @ The Forum *
27 – Manchester, U.K. @ O2 Academy *

October
03 – Cardiff, U.K. @ Motorpoint Arena ^
04 – Glasgow, U.K. @O2 Academy ^
05 – Glasgow, U.K. @ O2 Academy ^
07 – Manchester, U.K. @ O2 Victoria Warehouse ^
08 – Manchester, U.K. @ Victoria Warehouse ^
10 – Hull, U.K. @ Bonus Arena ^
11 – London, U.K. @ O2 Arena ^
12 – Manchester, U.K. @ Neighbourhood Festival
13 – Plymouth, Devon, U.K. @ England Pavilions ^
14 – Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia Theatre ^
15 – Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia Theatre ^
16 – Belfast, Northern Ireland @ The Telegraph Building ^
19 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Boot and Saddle
20 – Boston, Mass. @ Great Scott
22 – New York, N.Y. @ Baby’s All Right
24 – Washington, D.C. @ DC9
27 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Cafe Du Nord
29 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Moroccan Lounge
31 – Chicago, Ill. @ Cobra Lounge

November
01 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Icehouse
17 – Bristol, U.K. @ Thekla
18 – Norwich, U.K. @ Norwich Arts Centre
20 – Southampton, U.K. @ The Loft
21 – Birmingham, U.K. @ O2 Academy
22 – Tunbridge Wells, U.K. @ The Forum
24 – Nottingham, U.K. @ Rescue Rooms
25 – Newcastle, U.K. @ Riverside
27 – Glasgow, U.K. @ King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
28 – Leeds, U.K. @ The Wardrobe
29 – Liverpool, U.K. @ Arts Club
30 – Oxford, U.K. @ Merton College

December
04 – Cambridge, U.K. @ The Portland Arms
05 – London, U.K. @ O2 Kentish Town Forum

(* w/ Pale Waves)
(^ w/ Two Door Cinema Club)

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