Brisbane alternative-pop quartet Cub Sport are preparing the release of their sophomore studio album “Bats” on September 22. Their lead single “O Lord” saw them exploring a nostalgic 90’s pop sound reminiscent of Savage Garden. The song reflected on lead singer Tim Nelson coming out as gay and the relief that followed after finally being able to be true to himself. Second single “Chasin” continues this sound with soft synths and a dreamy nostalgic vibe. The song looks at Nelson realising that he was actually gay and had fallen in love with his best friend and fellow band mate Sam Netterfield (they are now engaged!!). It then explores how he needed to do something about his feelings and take that next step. The chorus is emotionally charged and has a unique sense of euphoria amongst the heavily daunting reflection over being in love and not being able to live without him. “I don’t even know what I want out of life, what Im chasin’. Is it hard to see me gone cause I miss you when I’m gone. Is it worth feeling alone for so long?”. The chorus’ production is pulsating with nostalgic synths and brings this story and emotion to life. You will just want to be transported to one of their live shows to experience this passion. Nelson’s vocals are hauntingly beautiful and have a raw sense of urgency in the delivery. It’s a beautiful alternative-pop moment that sees them growing as a band and spreading a really important message of equality and love in a time when Australia really needs it more than ever.
You can catch Cub Sport playing the Beer InCider Experience on September 23 alongside Ball Park Music and Darren Middleton in Brisbane at the Brisbane Showgrounds. Tickets are available from https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/beer-incider-experience-2017-tickets-32225234544?aff=erelexpmlt
They are also performing an exclusive showcase at BigSound in Brisbane on September 6 while tour dates in support of their forthcoming album are expected to be announced shortly