DC9 Nightclub Presents
1940 9th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
"Sports Team should be your new favourite band" - Annie Mac
"Over the past year, whispers of Sports Team's performances and the absolute imperative of needing to see Rice and his fellow mischief makers in the flesh have spread like a wildfire."- Noisey
"Their show is an impressive one, a reminder of why indie made it back from the brink, loaded with both earworms and emotion" - The Guardian
“An intoxicating live prospect” – DIY
Today Sports Team share a brand new single, ahead of this month's debut US headline dates and a summer schedule full of festivals across the UK and Europe. 'Here It Comes Again,' produced by longtime collaborator Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett), immediately radiates the frenetic energy of the band's live shows, conjoining a flurry of guitars with quintessentially English lyrics from frontman Alex Rice and guitarist/songwriter Rob Knaggs. The song's accompanying visual finds Rice in a bee sting-induced fever dream, joining the rest of the band for an impromptu performance of the song on the English countryside.
The new single arrives as the band gears up to make their first US shows post SXSW, with three shows in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York this month. The band's momentum has continued to build behind their bizarre and visceral live shows that they began whilst still attending the University of Cambridge, quickly achieving cult status amongst students. It's been as a straight-up live act that Sports Team have continued to rise to the forefront of the recent crop of London bands, recently selling out London's historic Electric Ballroom. With shows that see singer and ringmaster Alex Rice lead a skilfully coordinated yet slightly unhinged performance against a steely faced Ben Mack, who regularly takes calls and rolls cigarettes on stage, they are now bringing their infectious live energy to the states.