Cub Sport today announced their forthcoming album, ‘Jesus At The Gay Bar’, due for release on Good Friday, April 7. The band also released a new track ‘Keep Me Safe’ and accompanying video.
‘Keep Me Safe’ is the third single to be released off the Brisbane four-piece’s new album. The new single details the secret teenage romance between Cub Sport’s Tim Nelson and Sam Netterfield, as well as the internal conflict Nelson felt in the period afterwards.
“I wrote Keep Me Safe about a euphoric but complicated time. Shedding some light on it now feels like I’m validating my younger self and celebrating the magic in something I was so ashamed of at the time.”Tim Nelson
An accompanying video for ‘Keep Me Safe’ has been produced. Directed by Berlin-based filmmaker Adam Munnings, Nelson says the video captures “what it felt like on the inside of our secret world.” The video was inspired by Baz Luhrmann’s iconic Romeo + Juliet.
Cub Sport have achieved over 250 million streams and also have an ARIA #2 album to their name (2020’s Like Nirvana, #1 Vinyl Sales chart, #1 Australian Albums chart.) Tim Nelson has also just been nominated for his first Grammy – for his contribution to Baynk’s album Adolescence (Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical). Tim engineered, co-wrote and featured on the track “Mine (feat. Cub Sport)”.
Buy/Stream ‘Keep Me Safe’ HERE.
Pre-Order ‘Jesus At The Gay Bar’ HERE.
Since they emerged as a promising young indie band in the early-2010s, Cub Sport, comprising Tim Nelson, Sam Netterfield, Zoe Davis and Dan Puusaari, have become known for their powerful, must-see live shows, Good news for UK fans is that Cub Sport will kick off a tour in Glasgow before heading to Manchester, Bristol and finishing off at London’s pristine Lafayette. Full list of shows below. Tickets HERE.
29th April – Poetry Club, Glasgow
30th April – Deaf Institute, Manchester
1st May – Louisiana, Bristol
4th May – Lafayette, London
Photo Credit: Mia Rankin