Australian four-piece Cub Sport have unveiled new single Sometimes, the first to be taken from their forthcoming third album due out in early 2019.
The Brisbane band’s emotional pop tune is a bold step forward for the group while still capturing the uniquely vulnerable writing and vocal delivery that saw the group pick up plenty of plaudits for their 2017 album BATS – a deeply personal record chronicling lead singer Tim Nelson’s journey of coming out and admitting his love for fellow band member Sam Netterfield. Cub Sport’s openness with fans has helped develop a culture of love and inclusion around the band and has seen their brand of emotionally-charged pop connect with listeners all over the world.
Written in the midst of the previous album’s campaign, the new tune was inspired by a culmination of the highs of having their music connect with people whilst Nelson 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. 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.”
Following sold out UK and US dates earlier this year, the band have been busy on the Australian festival circuit this summer. They’re opening for Aurora in London tonight, 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.
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Cub Sport – Sometimes