Brisbane four-piece Cub Sport release their new single 'Keep Me Safe'. It's the third single from the group’s new album 'Jesus At The Gay Bar' out Good Friday, on April 7th.
On their recent singles 'Always Got The Love' and 'Replay', Cub Sport capture the pure heat of a single moment – the elation of a road trip, for example, or the thrill of letting go of the past and looking towards the future.
'Keep Me Safe', the third single from the Brisbane four-piece’s new album 'Jesus At The Gay Bar', changes that: intimate in its detail but never less than grand in its scale, it’s a remarkable reckoning with love and shame, a postcard to a former self written with impossible care and grace. Musically, 'Keep Me Safe' continues the thread of dance music that’s run through the singles from 'Jesus At The Gay Bar', building from ambient balladry into fleet, skyward-looking house.
Detailing 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, 'Keep Me Safe' reclaims a period in the pair’s life that was initially shrouded in stress and confusion. It’s a million miles from stereotypical narratives of trauma or repression, instead emphasising the fragile rush of first love through a fluttering, emotive beat reminiscent of The Blaze and Fred Again.
"I wrote Keep Me Safe about a euphoric but complicated time,” says Nelson of the song’s inspiration. “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.”
Marking three years since their last tour of the UK–which involved a sold out stint at London’s iconic Scala–fans might say it’s long overdue that Cub Sport make a return to our stages… Now the wait is finally over, next April/May will see the band kick off their new UK tour in Glasgow before heading to Manchester, Bristol and finishing off at London’s pristine Lafayette. Full list of shows below. Tickets here.
“We’re so happy to be coming back to the UK for these shows! We’ve got so much exciting stuff planned and can’t wait to be back with our beautiful UK fans. See you all soon!“
Since the release of their acclaimed fourth record ‘LIKE NIRVANA’, Cub Sport have been working towards their next project, unveiling the effervescent 'Always Got The Love' and the trancey 'Replay' in the process – tracks you can expect to hear live for the first time next year.
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