Breakthrough six-piece Sports Team’s second studio album ‘Gulp!’ comes exclusively pressed to yellow vinyl with red splatter via Blood Records, limited to 2,000 copies and hand-numbered to order.
The record follows Sports Team’s 2020 Mercury Prize nominated debut album Deep Down Happy, which charted at #2 in the UK’s Official Charts, achieving the highest vinyl sales for a debut British artist in 2020.
Signposting a bold and ambitious new era for the band, Sports Team explain that ‘R Entertainment’ explores “The packaging down of all human experience into entertainment, prompted by the infinite scroll through social feeds and the manic formlessness of the images we are hit with every day. Graphic news interrupted by ads for season 17 of The Bodyguard, news as a rubbernecking, passively waiting for the next drop of horror as we flick through recipes.”
Formed in 2016, the band released two EPs Winter Nets and Keep Walking! before sharing their debut album Deep Down Happy in June 2020 to widespread critical acclaim, praised by The Times for their “indomitable spirit and a refusal to take things too seriously” and The Guardian for their “sharply observational lyrics skewering the mores of suburbia”.
Please note that Blood Records is a pre-ordering platform and this record is due for release September 23rd 2022. All images for illustrative purposes.