Hi! We're a three piece pop/alternative band from the south coast of the UK, taking influence from the midwest emo scene and modern pop sounds alike. We're completely DIY and self produced at the moment and love playing intimate energetic shows.
Following features from BBC Music Introducing: The South and Punktastic’s ‘The Pickup’, the band are set to release their third single ‘Breathe / City’ on February 19th.
Stream ‘Breathe / City’ here: soundcloud.com/user-540927677/sets/breathe-city/s-rmxwDnJqrug
Sports Almanac is made up of three friends who grew up together on the Sussex coast. Having written and played together for nearly 10 years, they have matured into skilled songwriters and producers, forming the band in late 2019. Drawing influence from the likes of Death Cab For Cutie, The 1975 and Modern Baseball, the group blends themes from the midwest emo scene with modern pop sounds. Using dreamy guitars, energetic drums and emotive lyrics, the group regularly featured on the Brighton gigging scene, before the pandemic put the brakes on live music.
Setting up base in their Wandsworth studio, the band self recorded and mixed their new double single ‘Breathe / City’ in 2020.
Using classic effects and the turbulent year as inspiration, the first track ‘Breathe In’ presents a nostalgic and hopeful outlook on a relationship that has run its course. Written during the first lockdown whilst missing those close to them, the song serves as a reminder that things will get better. Vocalist Fraser drew on fond memories of the 2019 festival season, prompting bright production and lyrics “go little brother tell your mother, how good it feels to be lost in the summer”.
The second track ‘Don’t You Wanna See (Bright Lights in the City)’ is a comment on American politics, centred around the class divide and obsession with consumerism. The song dances around swirling guitars and lush delay trails that contrast the stark lyrics. Moving swiftly between genres and meshing LoFi, 80’s and Emo sounds, the production climaxes in a massive shoegaze style breakdown and dissolves into an alternative hip hop outro.
“This single marks a change in sound and production for us that we’re really excited about. We can’t wait to get back out playing the new tunes and share more music we’ll be releasing later this year!”