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Watch Sports Team chat about building a community

The band's Al and Alex opened up backstage at Reading Festival earlier this summer.

London based six piece Sports Team have rapidly built a reputation for their energetic live shows, having drawn acclaim for a string of performance both in and out of England’s capital.

It’s a spirit they’ve mirrored off-stage, with their now annual bus trip to Margate welcoming fans and journalists alike to experience the riotous enjoyment of their distinctive indie-party.

“It’s because our manager lives down there,” Al and Alex laugh preparing for an interview before taking to the Festival Republic stage at Reading Festival earlier in the summer.

They’re here to speak about their forthcoming live schedule, one which not only sees them join the likes of Pale Waves and Two Door Cinema Club on their respective UK tour, but also now includes their very own headline shows, not least a hometown show at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town in early December.

The live dates celebrate the release of their Keep Walking! EP, released earlier int he year, and subsequent singles Here It Comes Again and their most recent Fishing.

Read more about Sports Team in our Ticketmaster New Music feature

Speaking of community, and stretching their ethos far beyond the live performance, Al and Alex discuss their music, their live shows and their ever-growing party reputation.

Watch the interview above, and check out Fishing below:

Sports Team perform across the UK on the following dates:

23 September 2019 – Barrowland, Glasgow*
24 September 2019 – O2 Academy, Birmimgham*
26 September 2019 – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London*
27 September 2019 – Manchester Academy, Manchester*
3 October 2019 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff**
4 October 2019 – O2 Academy, Glasgow**
5 October 2019 – O2 Academy, Glasgow**
7 October 2019 – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester**
8 October 2019 – O2 Vicotria Warehouse, Manchester**
10 October 2019 – Bonus Arena, Hull**
11 October 2019 – The O2, London**
12 October 2019 – Neighbourhoud Festival, Manchester
13 October 2019 – Pavilions, Plymouth**
16 October 2019 – The Telegraph Building, Belfast**
17 November 2019 – Thekla, Bristol
18 November 2019 – Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
20 November 2019 – The Loft, Southampton
21 November 2019 – O2 Academy2, Birmingham
22 November 2019 – Forum, Tunbridge Wells
24 November 2019 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
25 November 2019 – Riverside, Newcastle
27 November 2019 – King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
28 November 2019 – The Wardrobe, Leeds
29 November 2019 – Arts Club, Liverpool
5 December 2019 – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London

*w/ Pale Waves
**w/ Two Door Cinema Club

Tickets for Pale Waves dates are available here, tickets for Two Door Cinema Club here, and tickets for Sports Team’s headline dates here.