Following its premiere as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World on her Radio 1 show, Sports Team share the official video for their anthemic new single ‘The Races’. The video stars Alex Arnold (Poldark, Skins) and sees Sports Team take a back seat as wedding band while drama unfolds around them. It was shot over a day at Charlton House in south London and directed by Lily Rose Thomas.
Frontman Alex Rice says. "Label shills employed specifically to be yes-men couldn’t muster a compliment for this one. Only managed 'that really is unlike anything I’ve seen any other band doing, you should be commended for that'. Had a nice day introducing our parents to a former Skins actors though.”
Recorded at Livingston Studios in London and produced by longtime collaborator Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever), ‘The Races’ is built on a driving bassline, with their trademark swagger in full focus. Lyrically it continues to play with Middle English characters recognisable from the band’s back catalogue, this time delving into dodgy politics and misguided patriotism.