New Music: Cub Sport ‘I Can’t Save You’


Returning in late 2015 with their first single in two years ‘Only Friend’, Brisbane’s Cub Sport certainly have a lot to sing about. Not only did the song hit many end-of-year favourite lists, but a holiday drop of forthcoming album bonus track ‘Space’ saw it jump onto the playlist of BBC1 tastemaker Huw Stephens on his new year show. The band are pleased to drop a new year single today in the form of classic ‘Cub’ banger “I Can’t Save You” (available now) and the band are celebrating by giving fans a chance to pit themselves against vocalist Tim Nelson and the rest of the band in a karaoke party stand-off. The band’s unique idea to give back to fans gives one lucky pre-orderer of their March 4 albumThis is Our Vice the chance to win a trip to Brisbane to hang out with the band for a spot of Karaoke. You might want to have a go at the band’s debut hit paying tribute to Nelson’s dog “Evie”. Or Queensland Song of the Year “Do You Hear”. Or maybe you want to try your hand at their CMJ top 20 single “Told You So” or triple j favourite “Paradise”. Or even Channel V Australian clip of the year winner “Pool”. But more likely, you’ll be pitting yourself against the whole band in a dreadful dismembering of “Bohemian Rhapsody” or a version of “Crazy In Love” that would even make Beyonce cringe. And while you’re waiting to see whether you’re the lucky winner of the unique experience, you can wrap your ears around “I Can’t Save You” a fun summery dream-pop gem with all the elements that have made Cub Sport radio and live favourites across the world. Their last few years has been spent on the road touring globally from Singapore to Philadelphia, honing their songs and live show while working on their debut album This Is Our Vice. Cub Sport announced the signing of a global deal with indie label powerhouse Nettwerk Music in late 2015 with their teaser single “Only Friend” becoming one of their most critically acclaimed tracks yet, with its insightful lyrics and mature melodies turning heads around the world as fans await the band’s first long player. Cub Sport will be touring throughout Australia with Saskwatch in March/April.

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