TUNE Sports Team - Margate
Sports Team release ‘Margate’ via Holm Front Records with an impact date of 14th September.
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.”
'Margate' will be available as a double A-side vinyl with the single 'Kutcher' - the release will come as a collaboration between the band's Holm Front label, and Nice Swan Records (Pip Blom, Sweaty Palms).
To launch the single, the band have hired a coach to bring over 30 of their tight knit fan base to an intimate show on the seafront in Margate’s Tom Thumb Theatre on Friday 3rd August.
In October, the band will be be heading out on tour as main support for The Magic Gang (full dates below).
Sports Team have also just been announced as headliners for the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading & Leeds, before they go on to play their biggest headline show to date at London’s Scala on September 19th.
Aug 3 - Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate (single launch)
Aug 4 - Visions Festival
Aug 25 - Reading Festival
Aug 26 - Leeds Festival
Sept 1st - Knee Deep Festival, Cornwall
Sept 19 - Scala w/Fur, Ugly, P-Rallel
Sept 29 - Rock City, Nottingham *
Oct 1 - O2 Academy, Bristol *
Oct 2 - O2 Academy, Bournemouth *
Oct 3 - O2 Academy, Liverpool *
Oct 4 - Keele University, Newcastle *
Oct 5 - O2 Academy, Oxford *
Oct 6 - Neighbourhood Festival, Manchester