CHATTING TO CUB SPORT ABOUT PLAYING FOR AN AUDIENCE, BEING CUB SCOUTS, TRIPLE J LIKE A VERSION AND MORE.
On the backbone of their new album “This is Our Vice” Brisbane quartet Cub Sport commenced their Aus tour last Friday at The Foundry.
The dynamic four welded together after Tim, Sam and Zoe met in high school and made the addition of Dan later to make their originally named band Cub Scouts. But after a threatening law suit from Scouts Australia, they turned to Cub Sport. “If you still remember when we were Cub Scouts thanks for staying with us, it’s been a while.” Tim laughs.
I stood amongst the other Cub Sport enthusiasts and listened to them play their top tracks of their upcoming but successful journey as a band, and was lucky enough to catch up afterwards to meet them and chat.
When I asked lead guitarist Zoe about her favourite part about playing she replied with “Seeing everyone singing the lyrics, and people buying t-shirts, oh you guys bought t-shirts!”
They played their well received Triple J Like a Version cover of Kanye West’s Ultra Light Beam. “Doing Like a Version was pretty exciting.” Tim admitted, “I’m even wearing my Yeezus shirt tonight.”
Riding the high of a rocking show Cub Sport ended the night with a requested encore of Evie, a song not written about a girl but in fact as I found out, about frontman Tim and keyboard and backup singer Sam’s dog.
I was confused when they told the audience how much they wished they could’ve bought both their dogs on tour.
“What’s that got to do with anything?” I asked my cousin.
“That’s who the songs about, their dog Evie.” She replied.
And I mean with the lyrics,
“I know a girl who's never said a word
And I don't think she can
I know a girl you think that you can stop
But I don't think you can,
So don't turn your back tonight
Don't close the door and turn out the lights,
Just let her in.”
How did I not know it was about a dog.
If you’re in Melbourne or Sydney you can still catch them this weekend at the Northcote or Newtown Social Clubs, or later in their year at Caxton Street Festival amongst a killer line up.