Following the recent release of ‘Kutcher’, named Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World, West London’s Sports Team today share new single ‘Margate’. The band, who met at university in Cambridge, play the NCI on Holland Street on Friday 17th August. Later this month sees the band headline the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds.
On the back of their debut EP Winter Nets, and stand-alone single ‘Kutcher’, the six-piece have fast become one of Britain’s most talked about acts — with buzz around their live shows seeing them booked to play Kings Cross’s 1000 capacity SCALA in September. A staggering rise for a band who first released music 9 months ago.
Recorded with Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett), new single ‘Margate’ is a bratty 3 minute romp that sounds tailor made for live rooms, whilst showcasing the group’s peculiarly English lyricism. As the band explain:
“Margate’s a song about English summers. Hosepipe bans. Overgrown hedgerows. Frayed tempers. The season of Reeling in the Years and tailbacks on the A303. We went in to record it with Burke during the first group stage games, when things were looking up. Some of that optimism rubbed off.”