The Skinny: Bad Sports was formed in 2007 in Denton, Texas by Orville Neeley, Daniel Fried and Gregory Rutherford, who came from a variety of different bands in the North Texas area. Their debut self-titled full-length was released in late 2009 on Douchemaster Records following a string of singles, and showed the band’s songwriting mature into a more refined pop territory without losing their edge.
The group’s energetic live shows (including a show-stopping performance at Dirtnap Records’ 2011 SXSW Showcase) have won over audiences across the US, as well as helped gain them notoriety as one of the best live acts in the nation. Prolific to a fault, Bad Sports members currently also play in the High Tension Wires, OBN IIIs, the live incarnation of Mind Spiders, Wiccans, Video, and many more.
Kings Of The Weekend, the band’s debut for Dirtnap Records, picks up right where the last one left off, showing a penchant for highly developed pop songwriting skills mixed with the speedy garage punk/pop sound of their first LP. A great recording by Mark Ryan of The Mind Spiders/Marked Men fame really compliments the band’s sound, making this one of our absolute faves of 2011, as well as the 4th LP in a row Dirtnap has released by Texas bands.