CUB SPORT make their hotly-anticipated return today with new single and video, Always Got The Love. First heard this morning via triple j, Always Got The Love sees the Meanjin (Brisbane) four-piece find power in pure unadulterated joy. Written and produced with Simon Lam (Nearly Oratorio, Kllo) and mixed by Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, Beyoncé, Childish Gambino), the track is powered by an effervescent two-step beat and frontman Tim Nelson‘s radiant falsetto. Destined for the dance floor, Always Got The Love represents a euphoric introduction to the new and future Cub Sport.
Of the release, Nelson shares: “I‘ve always felt like the songs that people can cry to are important but I think being able to celebrate and move is equally important and that’s kind of where I’m at right now. I wanna make music that makes people feel uplifted. When we finally got to play shows in support of Like Nirvana (2020 Album Release), I was reckoning with all of this pain as I was revelling in the freedom of even being able to do that. I knew I wanted to make music that aligned with that emotional purity but make it feel and sound like a celebration. The result is a song that captures a moment of pure rapture, transmuting a golden moment in 2021 — a stop on a road trip at a heavenly beach — into dance floor euphoria.”
Over the course of four spellbinding albums, Cub Sport have emerged from promising young indie band to one of the country’s most prolific and influential pop exports. Comprised of Tim Nelson (lead singer), Sam Netterfield (keys, vocals), Zoe Davis (guitar, vocals) and Dan Puusaari (drums), the band have become known for their captivating live show and ardent fanbase, as well as ARIA Platinum and Gold-certified singles like Come On Mess Me Up, Chasin and Sometimes.
Boasting over 200 million streams and an ARIA #2 album to their name (2020’s ‘Like Nirvana’, #1 Vinyl Sales chart, #1 Australian Albums chart) Cub Sport have achieved some of the highest possible honours in Australian music, performing at the 2020 AFL Grand Final and placing in triple j’s Hottest 100 five times. Their music, which is self-produced and blends pop classicism with experimental and electronic elements, has been praised by the likes of The Guardian, triple j, BBC Radio 1, Rolling Stone, Billboard, i-D, Vice, Gay Times, The FADER and countless others.
In 2022, Cub Sport are set to provide more hope and joy at a time when it’s sorely needed. They will be performing at Splendour In The Grass this July and Summer Camp Festival in November before rounding out the year at Lost Paradise in Glenworth Valley. All live dates/info below.
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22-24 July – Splendour In The Grass – Byron Bay
5 Nov – Summer Camp Festival – Sydney
12 Nov – Summer Camp Festival – Melbourne
28 December – Lost Paradise – Glenworth Valley
Always Got The Love is out now via Cub Sport Records / Believe
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