Tell us a little bit about the band. Where are you from? How did you all meet?
We’re from the shadow-land that is modern post-industrial northern Britain. We were all in a covers band as teenagers and we started to feel that we wanted to express ourselves in a way that was a little bit closer to who we were. We wanted to express things about our experience and lives that people could connect with. We figured as long as we don’t try to be anything other than ourselves and put our personality into it, we’d be pointing in the right direction.
What kind of style do you play, and any other bands you’d liken yourself to?
The style of music is definitely alternative rock but in terms of what styles of music or bands influence us, we really have no idea. The bands we listen to are so varied that we don’t have any sort of genre bias. We want to incorporate the weird, the trendy and the un-trendy alike. If something wants to come out in one of our songs then so be it we aren’t going to try and stop it. However, with that being said we are definitely – at least – as good as The Beatles.
You recently released Put The Sun In My Hand. What does this song mean to you?
Lyrically and musically the song is definitely based around the theme of personal reflection and responsibility. What problems are actually caused by yourself and what are you gonna do about it, what do you need to move forward. Maybe failing is better than never knowing. Either give yourself the power to illuminate why you aren’t happy or die never knowing who you are: ‘Put the sun in my hand or bury me with a question mark’.
Where did the inspiration for this come from?
Post teen confusion? I don’t know what to call it. I think there’s this sort of existential mood people inherit as they end their teenage years and reach their early twenties. It almost seems like it’s meant to be that way, as if it’s hard wired in our brains to happen. What would happen if instead of making doomer memes, you leant into those feelings and used them to analyse the person you could become? Probably self-improvement.
Did you have any help with the recording and producing process?
Dave Anson from Glass sound studio’s has the patient of a saint and was incredibly helpful throughout the whole process. He is incredibly helpful without being intimidating and we would recommend Glass sound studios to anybody. Most of the idea’s came whilst in the studio and the atmosphere while recording was instrumental to that.
Have you had chance to play many gigs before lockdown? Do you hope to play some after we are all allowed back out?
Just before the lockdown happened we had secured a headline at Gullivers in Manchester for the release of Put the sun in my hand and a were asked to a play at Kendall calling. Nothing like global deadly pandemic to mess up your plans, but things are being re-scheduled and stream numbers are the highest they’ve ever been so it’s still on the up. Bigger things to come is actually a fact and not a hope.
What artists are currently on your radar?
In terms of newer bands: Dry cleaning. They are so fresh and interesting and it’s gonna be so exciting to see how the develop. Other than that there are too many to name. However, if Sports Teams first album isn’t one of the best British debuts in a decade we will riot.
How else are you keeping yourself busy in isolation?
Boggling our minds at the streaming numbers is the main way that we’re passing the time in isolation. Other than that we’re just hopping around with anticipation to get some new stuff recorded, we can’t wait to blow people away.
Where can we find out more about you?
Follow us on our social media! That’s definitely the best way to get connected and get to know us.
Anything else you would like to tell us?
We are telling you to follow us. Get to know us, and strap yourself in for the future cause we swear down you won’t regret it.
Well, you heard it here first, and this band is one that looks set for greatness. I’d like to thank them for taking the time to answer my questions, and wish them the best of luck for the future.