Documenting modern Britain in all its messy complexity, and their own lives as young tyros fine-tuning their plan to ravish the charts, their songs are both affectionate and disdainful - much like the band’s oft-cited folk hero John Betjeman, whose poems and documentaries poked around suburban habitats with appalled fascination. But it’s in the band’s dynamic and character where inspiration yields. Overhearing Sports Team in the pub is what you hear in the songs. An endless back-and-forth with no give or take; a succession of vivid snapshots of modern Britain and the follies, foibles and frustrations of youth. The band calls to mind a loving but fractious family, bickering one minute, weeping with laughter the next.