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Six-piece super-English indie rock band Sports Team are an interesting outfit. Led by Alex Rice, the 12-legged beast met at Cambridge University and it looks like they’ve held onto their rowing culture, based on the fashion choices. Regardless, the music is playful and witty — self-effacing and mildly caustic in that gloriously British way. They sing about what they know, with lyrics about (in their words), “English Summers, hosepipe bans, overgrown hedgerows and frayed tempers.” There’s a hint of Weezer about their knowing “wink-wink” nerd-out vibe, as well as the super-catchy, so-uncool-they’re-cool tunes, and that will stand them in good stead as they hit the U.S.

Sports Team plays with Cat Clyde, Nakhane and Jesse Mac Cormack at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 17 at Bardot.

LA Weekly