‘We always knew we’d play this in an empty stadium’, Sports Team have said after uploading their recent live performance of Camel Crew to YouTube.
First aired on UK weekend television last month, the performance took Sports Team to a locked down Oval cricket ground in London, a rare host for music used by the band to showcase one of their oldest tracks. It features on the debut album Deep Down Happy which has recently secured a Mercury Prize nomination; in our 8/10 review, we praised the underlying energy that’s, ‘driven by an enthusiasm that only youth can provide’:
“But for all their youthful enthusiasm, there’s little naivety on show,” it reads. “Fan favourite Kutcher, whilst successfully conveying the first feelings of unrequited love, perhaps speaks best to an older generation (‘I just wanted to be your mid-00s MTV star’ would surely be meaningless to anyone under 18), and there’s a double nod to Bowie on the itchy Stations To The Cross.”