Square_H_White R home recommended_events search_white ticket_shop trending_events
Tuesday 10th May 2022

SPORTS: Get A Good Look World Tour

— Rough Trade Bristol
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions
price: Tickets Below

Information:

14+ (14-17s must be accompanied by an adult)
--
Purpose is at the cornerstone of Sports’ resonance and impressive second album Get A Good Look. Childhood friends Cale Chronister and Christian Theriot have come to realize that life can change at any second. Perspectives are reshaped, relationships rise or fall, and home is anywhere you want it to be. For Sports, it's the intricacies of their lifelong friendship, the victories and shortcomings of growing up, and the lessons learned along the way that have influenced their worldview. Growing up on the outskirts of Tulsa, Oklahoma, life for Cale and Christian revolved around watching MTV and going to church. The pair first met in middle
school and formed an instant connection with both seeking to break out of the conformity of their quaint small town upbringing. “We have been making and recording music under different names since we were about 13,” they share. The genesis of Sports would come almost a decade later. On choosing the name Sports, Cale and Christian show reverence to their parents. “They’re big sports fans. It’s like we’re fulfilling some childhood dream of
being in the NBA.”

Musically, Sports inspires images of the youthful idyll of bygone times through dulcet melodies and sun-drenched funk synths. Their elaborate, mind-expanding arrangements are warm and enveloping, creating a world where David Bowie, The Beach Boys, and The Clash collide.

Sports first introduced themselves with their 2015 debut single “You Are The Right One,” a concentrated slow drip of funk. Their debut project, Naked All The Time (2015) and its follow-up, People Can’t Stop Chillin (2016) delivered additional critically-praised singles including: “Panama,” “Whatever You Want,” and “Someone You’d Rather Be Dating.” The band returned in 2018 with their first full-length album, Everyone’s Invited, a vibrant offering that received acclaim from Pitchfork, Pigeons & Planes, and plays on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic.

To date, Sports has garnered over 100 million streams, an impressive feat for a band who’s stayed true to their independent roots and DIY ethos. After spending the last three years split between Los Angeles, California and Norman, Oklahoma, Cale and Christian find themselves back in their hometown, but with fresh perspective gained from distance and time.

It’s this perspective that’s apparent in their upcoming studio album Get A Good Look, which they first teased in 2020 with the single “Tell You Something.” The experimental and innovative track effortlessly blurs the lines between synth-pop, indie-funk, and psychedelic rock and marked the beginning of an exciting new era for the band. Unlike their previous albums, Get A Good Look will be released in two parts. “We didn’t set out to release the album in 2 parts, but with the pandemic, we had to be creative,” Cale shares. “It gives us the
chance to work on the music and the visuals at a more methodical pace.”

Get A Good Look Pt. 1 featured the critically-praised singles “Baby, Baby,” “Never Know,” and “The Look.” The release charted in the Top-20 on both the NACC and Sub-modern radio charts and picked up endorsements from Paper Magazine, KCRW, Lyrical Lemonade, DIY, NPR, Rolling Stone, BBC Radio 1, and SiriusXM Alt Nation.

Artist Videos:

YouTube
YouTube
YouTube
YouTube
YouTube
YouTube
YouTube
YouTube
YouTube
YouTube

Artist Audio:

Sports
--:--

Tickets for Similar Events:

Worm Discs Present: Run Logan Run LP Launch Party  at Jam Jar in Bristol
Today
Worm Discs Present: Run Logan Run LP Launch Party
Run Logan Run - LP Launch Party + Dundundun
Onoe Caponoe, TrueMendous, Pitch 92 at Lost Horizon HQ in Bristol
Today
Onoe Caponoe, TrueMendous, Pitch 92
ost Horizon HQ is bringing you a showcase of some of the UK's top Hip-Hop talent hailing from the High Focus Records roster.
CAPTAIN GAS//Fidget and the Twitchers//Kick Boi at The Thunderbolt in Bristol
Today
CAPTAIN GAS//Fidget and the Twitchers//Kick Boi
Captain gas return to the Thunderbolt!
Elephunk on the Road at Mr Wolfs in Bristol
Today
Elephunk on the Road
The funkiest night of music
Lebrock at Exchange in Bristol
Today
Lebrock
Lebrock at Exchange
The Winters at Exchange in Bristol
Today
The Winters
The Winters with The White Lakes, The Nu + more
Today
Flamenco Thief
The Flamenco Thief, bringing you a night of Spanish guitar with a loop pedal for a blend of modern rhythms with time-honored flamenco techni
En Masse 2021 at The Cube in Bristol
Tomorrow
En Masse 2021
Bristol’s experimental scene finds home in The Cube’s hand-built auditorium.