POSTPONED | Sports Team

live + signing (7pm) (rescheduled from 03/04/20 to 26/06/20)

Friday, 26th June 2020

Rough Trade East

Doors 6:00pm
On-stage 7:00pm
Signing after show
Entry with purchase

Deep Down Happy

Sports Team

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Unfortunately this event (originally 3rd April) has been POSTPONED, due to travel restrictions and health concerns around Coronavirus.


However, the album release is moving to 19th June, and this event is now moving to 26th June!

Customers can choose to cancel their order completely - via point of purchase, or keep their order for the new rescheduled date.

We appreciate your support and understanding. RT (19/03/20).


Sports Team will be live in-store for a 7pm lunchtime in-store show at Rough Trade EAST, performing tracks from their new 'Deep Down Happy', released 19th JUNE on Island.




6.00pm | Doors + Album/ Ticket collection

7.00pm | Live on-stage

7.45pm | Album signing

*Please note, these times are subject to change.


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“In a remarkably short period of time, Sports Team have risen to become one of the most prominent and exciting bands in the UK scene”


"The impressive six-piece bring middle England’s romance and ennui to life, and are a reminder of why guitar bands work"

- The Guardian

“Brilliant live, fantastic on record and with a personality big enough to dominate any space. Wembley awaits.”

– Dork

“Whispers of Sports Team’s performances and the absolute imperative to see the band in the flesh have spread like wildfire”

- Noisey


Here’s the thing…Sports Team are a band of six singular characters who have been variously described as one of the most raucous, electrifying and chaotic acts in the UK. Today the band announce their debut album Deep Down Happy. The highly anticipated record, follows the acclaimed EPs, Winter Nets and Keep Walking!, and is their first release on the legendary Island Records label.

Sports Team came up on the back of word of mouth live hype, drawing round the block queues to chaotic early gigs at The Five Bells and Moth Club before releasing any music. Recording their first EP (Winter Nets) in a converted Timberyard in Hammersmith, the band have consistently set themselves apart from the acts they came up playing with, showing an intoxicating ambition, and their debut album Deep Down Happy, looks set to deliver on all bold claims, and confirm their place at the head of a group of young guitar acts.

Talking about the record charismatic frontman Alex Rice says: “I don’t think we were conscious of doing it but the album maps the journey of moving in together in Harlesden, moving back to home towns to sleep on floors for 18 months, then coming back to London, weighing up whether being in a band with your mates, being young in London is still the best thing in the world. I think it probably is.”

It's a week of highs and hangovers for the now Camberwell-based 6-piece, releasing their new single ‘Here’s The Thing’ following an Annie Mac Hottest Record. In the official video Alex had to master the physical demands and complex moves of a cheerleader and trained with Mana Cheerleading squad – the best in the UK. ‘Here’s The Thing’ is the first Sports Team track to also feature guitarist and principal songwriter Rob Knaggs on vocals, with the two friends and protagonists forming an unruly, and utterly charming pairing.