Saturday, 23 December 2017

Single Review | 'Chasin'' | Cub Sport (2017)

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Beautifully conveying a sonic exploration into the depths of indie psychedelia and dream pop, Australian quartet Cub Sport’s latest single ‘Chasin’ is as captivating as the band themselves.

Consisting of Tim Nelson (lead vocals, keyboards), Zoe Davis (vocals), Sam Netterfield (keyboard, vocals) and Dan Puusaari (drums), Cub Sport emit a brash albeit confident honesty that is rarely seen within the realms of the indie-sphere. This undeniable poise allows ‘Chasin’’ to masterfully infiltrate the mainstream ethos with an alternative pop vibe mixed with a utilization of R&B beats, creating a solid foundation for a meaningful and much-needed band on this side of the 21st century.

‘Chasin’’ is the second single taken from their latest release BATS; a 13-track, psychedelic pop-infused record that bridges a period of evolution within the band after the release of their debut album This Is Our Vice in 2016. Cub Sport has grown exponentially within a year of their debut, marking an era of honesty and sincerity, self-doubt and growth.

This is especially prevalent between Nelson and Netterfield, as both came out as gay and in a relationship in mid-2016, before recording on BATS began. “It was equal parts exciting and distressing,” says Nelson in the press release. “I’d hardly come out to myself and the idea of coming out to anyone else was terrifying. I feel like Chasin’ ties together all the feelings I had during this time.”

This new state of bliss and confidence blossoms from the band and their latest work, creating an even larger safe space for the LGBTQI community that they were already intertwined within; utilizing and using their platform as artists to speak up against homophobia and donating portions of live ticket and merch sales to organisations and charities close to their hearts.

Cub Sport are definitely one to look out for in 2018; they have already begun making waves across mainstream radio, social media and various publications (Rolling Stone, The Fader, i-D and Huffington Post), and there are no signs of stopping them.

Cub Sports second album BATS is out now. The band are currently on tour in Austra a, and have a US tour planned for April 2018, along with UK dates to be announced.  

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