Sports activities Workforce Share Surreal Video For New Single, ‘The Drop’

Sports activities Workforce’s Alex Rice – Picture: Simone Joyner/Getty Pictures

Sports activities Workforce have unveiled an upbeat new single right this moment referred to as “The Drop” and you’ll watch the tune’s official video under.

The most recent taster of the band’s upcoming second studio album, Gulp! the monitor “inspects the relentless nature of labor tradition”, based on a press assertion.

Talking about “The Drop”, the band stated: “It’s questioning a relentless striving for achievement, by no means actually having fun with the moments and ‘Katie dying ready for the fitting time to retire’. At present the web informed me they’ve discovered ‘pits on the moon the place people might comfortably stay and work’, sensible.”

The band’s new album, which leans closely on the affect of Bryan Ferry, is due for launch through Island Data on September 23.

Sports activities Workforce labored with director, filmmaker and architect A.T. Mann on the video for “The Drop”, capturing over the course of two days on the Duke Of Norfolk’s weekend escape; whipping by means of its limitless halls, whereas Alex Rice high-wires between its towers.

Speaking in regards to the video, Mann stated: “Once I stepped by means of the sonic journey of “The Drop”, I dreamed of a poet caught in his personal city net of metropolis lights, caught there because the thoughts is being misplaced, realizing there is just one means out – letting all of it go. Letting all of the nonsense boundaries drop, taking the one leap into the unknown just like the soul of the acrobat about to fly – or fall – stepping alongside the highwire of the one necessary quest – Creation. This jogged my memory of a beatnik poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti referred to as “Continually Risking Absurdity’.”

Talking to NME this week about their new album, the band revealed that they’d most of it written on the finish of 2020 and continued to “tinker” at it for 2 years.

“We tried rather a lot,” the band’s Alex Rice defined. “We received a horn part in, we made our producer [Burke Reid] strive a bunch of various mixes; Jools Holland even received concerned. As a result of we’re idiots, although, we ended up going again to a lot of the stuff we did initially. I don’t assume Jools even made the album.”

Talking about Holland and describing him as “the nicest man round”, they revealed that he laid down about 50 tracks. On working with him, they added: “We went to his studio in London, which he has decked out like a prepare station and there’s all these unimaginable footage of him with The Beatles. He was providing us sandwiches his spouse had made,” guitarist Rob Knaggs recalled.

As well as, the band have an 11-date run scheduled throughout the UK and Eire between October 11 and 25, 2022.

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Sports activities Workforce’s ‘Friendship Tour’ UK and Eire dates 2022 are as follows:

OCTOBER:
Tuesday 11 – Leeds O2 Academy Leeds
Wednesday 12 – Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom
Thursday 13 – Birmingham O2 Academy Birmingham
Friday 14 – Manchester Manchester Academy
Sunday 16 – Nottingham Rock Metropolis
Monday 17 – Southampton O2 Guildhall Southampton
Wednesday 19 – Bristol O2 Academy Bristol
Thursday 20 – Norwich Nick Rayns LCR, UEA
Friday 21 – London Roundhouse
Monday 24 – Belfast Limelight 2
Tuesday 25 – Dublin Academy

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