The Top 30 Albums Of 2020 (So Far): Sports Team - 'Deep Down Happy'

1 July 2020 | 2:24 pm | Andrew Mast

'The Music' team on the albums you need to hear from 2020.

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"Sports Team have arrived to re-energise a left-for-dead genre." - Andrew Mast

For those missing ‘90s Pulp or ‘00s firecrackers Art Brut, enter Sports Team.

Very much from the school of Brindie pop bands formed at uni/college/art school (Sports Team met at Cambridge), you pretty much have decided if you like them or not from knowing that alone.

Sports Team have arrived to re-energise a left-for-dead genre. Deep Down Happy is snappy, smart and catchy as fuck. The lyrics ponder all things UK suburbia and those thoughts are delivered with a shouty charm that’s hard to resist.

Besides, the anger expressed in single Here’s The Thing (“it’s all just lies lies lies”) pretty much sums up 2020.