1 Song, 3 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

When Sports Team all graduated from university, they moved to a shared house in London’s Westbourne Park, near the Regent’s Canal. In the early evenings, watching from local pubs and bars, the indie six-piece found inspiration for this single on the water’s edge. “We’d see these commuters fish in what looked like a dead canal,” singer Alex Rice tells Apple Music. “So we tried to explore that through characters. I think we’ve always found that’s the best way to do it—take on a voice.” For a song about such a sedate pastime, “Fishing” is surprisingly energetic, its scruffy riffs and thumping piano delivered at an urgent pace. “I know it’s a fashionable thing to say at the moment that you aren’t musicians,” says Rice, “but we really are not musicians. How we approach writing is to sit around the rehearsal room riffing about what’s going to work live. When is it going to drop the mosh? How are we going to keep this going this high in the set? It’s all meant to be played live.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

When Sports Team all graduated from university, they moved to a shared house in London’s Westbourne Park, near the Regent’s Canal. In the early evenings, watching from local pubs and bars, the indie six-piece found inspiration for this single on the water’s edge. “We’d see these commuters fish in what looked like a dead canal,” singer Alex Rice tells Apple Music. “So we tried to explore that through characters. I think we’ve always found that’s the best way to do it—take on a voice.” For a song about such a sedate pastime, “Fishing” is surprisingly energetic, its scruffy riffs and thumping piano delivered at an urgent pace. “I know it’s a fashionable thing to say at the moment that you aren’t musicians,” says Rice, “but we really are not musicians. How we approach writing is to sit around the rehearsal room riffing about what’s going to work live. When is it going to drop the mosh? How are we going to keep this going this high in the set? It’s all meant to be played live.”

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