Cub Sport

FRESH: ‘Sometimes’ – Cub Sport

Cub Sport have released their brand new single “Sometimes” and are touring the UK next year!

by Christopher Smith

Cub Sport return with their electrifying new single “Sometimes”, the first to be taken from their forthcoming third album, out early next year.

With a sound ready to break into and transform the mainstream, “Sometimes” is an upbeat, pop anthem bursting with a confident new energy from the Brisbane 4-piece. This high-impact, emotional pop banger is a fearless step forward for the group while still capturing the uniquely vulnerable writing and vocal delivery that saw the group reach new heights on their 2017 album “BATS” – a deeply personal record chronicling Tim’s journey of coming out and admitting his love for fellow band member Sam Netterfield. The album won acclaim everywhere from Billboard, i-D, Nylon, Gay Times, Attitude, The Fader and Line of Best Fit to DUMMY, Monocle, Music Week, and many many more. Cub Sport’s openness with fans has helped develop a culture of love and inclusion around the band and has seen their unique brand of emotionally-charged pop connect with listeners all over the world.

Written in the midst of the “BATS” album campaign, “Sometimes” was inspired by a culmination of the highs of having their music connect with people whilst Tim adjusted to making himself so open about his identity. “It was really special for me seeing others relate and connect with my journey but it was a bit overwhelming at times too,” says Tim. “Cub Sport is an entirely self-managed and independent group – so there was a lot of pressure handling everything while making myself so open and vulnerable – there were moments along the way where I was starting to feel pretty burnt out”.

“Sometimes” is the first offering from Cub Sport’s anticipated third album, out early next year. Whilst BATS captured a very transformative time in Tim’s life with him coming to terms with and embracing his identity, the new album is the product of Tim activating all the lessons learned during the process. “I feel like alleviating a lot of societal pressures, expectations and fears has made way for a higher-vibration version of myself. Listening through the album, I can hear and feel a lighter new energy. This is the first body of work I’ve created entirely since being out, so in a way, I feel like this is the first album I’ve written entirely as myself and it feels powerful”.

Following sold out UK and US dates earlier this year, the band have been busy on the Australian festival circuit this summer, and are currently opening for multi-platinum Atlantic recording artist Vance Joy on his Australian arena tour. The band also recently opened for Aurora in London at the O2 Forum Kentish Town and will be returning to the UK in February 2019 as part of their new European tour, with shows in London, Dublin, Manchester, Nottingham and Brighton.

CUB SPORT UK/EU TOUR 2019:
Feb 5 – Berghain Kantine, Berlin
Feb 6 – Nochtwache, Hamburg
Feb 8 – Paradiso, Amsterdam
Feb 9 – Botanique, Brussels
Feb 12 – Omeara, London
Feb 14 – Whelans, Dublin
Feb 15 – YES, Manchester
Feb 16 – Bodega, Nottingham
Feb 18 – The Hope, Brighton

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!

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