Cub Sport

The Delta Riggs to frontline next installment of Boost Mobile’s live streaming initiative

April 29, 2020

Amidst the COVID-19 quarantine, musicians have been left practically and financially uncertain, losing a substantial portion of their income having lost the ability to play live shows. Thankfully, new opportunities are popping up, and in a time where the touring industry has been effectively made redundant, the music industry has found a new way to […]

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Review: Laneway Turned Into Rain-way But That Couldn’t Dampen Sydney’s Spirits (02.02.20)

February 3, 2020

Sydney’s St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival had surprises in store even before the day had begun. With The 1975 being a late cancellation to the previous night’s festival in Brisbane, Sydneysiders were stricken with worry that their the headliner wouldn’t be fit to perform. But as the city got festival-ready in the morning, the UK act […]

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The 40 Best Australian Songs of 2019

January 20, 2020

With the Hottest 100 voting closing today, we thought we’d take our annual look back on the best songs of 2019. And should you still have to vote, we wanted to give you some ideas on some great local music to consider including in your top ten. We’ve put the 40 songs together in a […]

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Photo Gallery: Beyond The Valley Music Festival – Lardner Park, Victoria (28.12.19 – 01.01.20)

January 6, 2020

Seeing in the New Year was a massive list of guests over four days of fun, eager to party away the previous decade. Here below are some of the highlights from 2019’s massive iteration of the festival.

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Live Review: Beyond The Valley Music Festival Day Three, Lardner Park, Victoria (30.12.19)

December 31, 2019

The third day of Beyond the Valley seemed to go off without a hitch, regardless of the misinformation and rumours floating around the internet. It meant that there was an interesting atmosphere floating amongst the revellers, caught between a strange sense of angst and excitement for the main stage acts slated for the evening, namely […]

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Six Australian music festivals you can’t miss this summer

August 19, 2019

This summer is looking like a scorcher with some extra-hot line-ups being released ahead of the festival season. Earlier this month, Lost Paradise dropped their bill filled to the brim with some incredible Australian talent including Rüfüs Du Sol, Hilltop Hoods, Mallrat and The Chats, joining a huge list of festivals, both new and established, […]

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Interview: Hatchie (AUS) on her upcoming album Keepsake, female friendships and writing sad songs

June 16, 2019

Brisbane singer-songwriter Hatchie released her debut EP Sugar & Spice in 2018 and is already back to follow it up with her debut album Keepsake, which is set for release on June 21st. Having just completed a string of sold-out tour dates along the Australian East Coast and with a whole slew of European and US gigs lined-up, it’s safe to […]

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Album Review: Cub Sport – Cub Sport by Cub Sport (2019 LP)

January 17, 2019

Contrary to popular belief, Cub Sport by Cub Sport is not a fragrance but boy if you could wear it, you would be at least double-dosing. The third studio album from this four-piece Brisbane band takes them to a new strength, solidifying their reputation of colossal sound evolution in each body of work they release. […]

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What it’s like interviewing on the ARIA Red Carpet for the first time

December 12, 2018

The 2018 ARIAs have well and truly gone, but that night was one to remember! November 28th, 2018 marks the date I was lucky enough to report at my first red carpet event and now it’s time to do a tell-all on the experience: Interviewing some of Australia’s biggest names in music can seem like […]

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Live Review: Spilt Milk Festival delivered a stellar day of Australian music and legendary international artists

November 19, 2018

Spilt Milk Festival in Canberra is really establishing itself as one of Australia’s biggest one day festivals. Now in its third year, even the late withdrawal of international star Childish Gambino didn’t for one second detract from the magic of the day. Childish Gambino’s broken foot led to the inclusion of Aussie favourites Angus and […]

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Photo Gallery: Yours & Owls Day Two ft. Cub Sport + Methyl Ethel and more – Stuart Park, Wollongong (30.09.18)

October 2, 2018

The second day of Yours & Owls brought more incredible talent to the Wollongong foreshore including Cub Sport, Methyl Ethel, Pist Idiots, Alex The Astronaut, Sarah Blasko, Hockey Dad, Alison Wonderland and many, many more. Danny Hanssen brings us back these photos from the festivities:

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Five Aussie acts you can’t miss at Falls Music & Arts Festival 2018/19

September 10, 2018

Every time New Years rolls around, Australians don’t turn to each other and say “should we go to a festival this year?” We good people of Australia turn to each other and say “oi mate, which festival are we hitting up this New Years?” New Years festivals like Falls Festival, Field Day, Lost Paradise and […]

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Splendour Interview: Tim and Sam of Cub Sport (Australia) on coming-of-age with BATS and getting married without a wedding band

July 31, 2018

I’ve known Cub Sport for a long time now. The beauty of running this website has been getting to know bands from their earliest incarnation – in respect of this band, that was “Cub Scouts” (or “Tim Nelson and the Cub Scouts” even before that), and going on adventures together like riding on elephants in […]

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Music Video of the Day: Cub Sport “Good Guys Go” (2018)

January 22, 2018

Brisbane four piece Cub Sport had a massive 2017. Their sophomore album Bats was released to critical acclaim, and massive tracks “O Lord” and “Chasin” received national airplay. The indie-pop giants are starting of 2018 with a band, dropping the video for “Good Guys Go”. The rest of the band is noticeably absent here as […]

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The 20 Best Australian Albums of 2017!

December 21, 2017

There’s no mistaking it, 2017 has been a stellar year for Australian music. We’ve seen Aussies surge forward internationally, while the term ‘household name’ has never been truer for some as this year has rolled out. As we approach the end of 2017, we’ve put together our annual End Of list, representing the 20 Best Australian […]

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The 4th annual AU Awards returns for 2017, with Meg Mac, Mallrat & more nominated

December 12, 2017

Returning again to cap off what has been another fantastic year of Australian music, the 4th annual AU Awards are announced this afternoon, recognising what this year has brought some of our favourites (emerging and well established). Whether it be the recent rise of West Thebarton to the juggernaut that Gang of Youths has become in 2017, […]

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Jen Cloher, Alex Lahey, Gang of Youths & more make the longlist for the Australian Music Prize

December 5, 2017

The longlist for the 13th Australian Music Prize has been unveiled, following an official event in Melbourne overnight that saw three of the nominees perform, and a selection of the longlist announced by a line up of special guests. At The National Hotel in Richmond, RocKwiz’s Brian Nankervis and The Jezabels‘ Sam Lockwood hosted the AMP event, that saw Jen […]

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The Presets and ScHoolboy Q set to bring Beyond the Valley into the New Year

August 16, 2017

As far as New Year’s festivals go, Beyond the Valley is bringing out the big guns and making itself a proper contender for one of the best going, unveiling their line up for 2017 today. When you see the likes of ScHoolboy Q, The Presets and Stormzy on the top line of the bill, you know it’s going to be great. An […]

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BIGSOUND artist count rises to 133 with latest round of confirmed names dropped today

July 27, 2017

BIGSOUND has bolstered its 2017 artist list with a stack of new names being released today, taking the official count to 133 (so far). The list sees some BIGSOUND debutantes in the mix with some returning names and a block of Australian favourites set to mix it up in Fortitude Valley this September 5th – 9th. […]

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Live Review: Big Scary + Cub Sport + CC:Disco – Forum Theatre, Melbourne (16.06.17)

June 19, 2017

Playing their biggest headline run to date, Big Scary kicked off their Animal tour at the Forum Theatre in Melbourne on Friday June 16th. Gracing the stage with a five-piece band and a shadowy backdrop, the live show proved to be just as brooding as the much loved album of the same title. Supporting Big […]

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NGAIIRE, Camp Cope, Tash Sultana take multiple nominations in this year’s AU Awards!

December 9, 2016

With just a few weeks left in 2016, the Australian music industry is by no means slowing down and heading into any type of hibernation for the holidays. With our summer festival season just ramping up, the last few months seem to have been all about celebrating some amazing talent doing amazing things both in the studio […]

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Live Review: Cub Sport + Bec Sandridge – Jimmy’s Den, Northbridge (22.10.16)

October 26, 2016

Fresh off the release of their long in the waiting debut album This Is Our Vice, Cub Sport returned to Perth for their first headline show in the city as part of their national tour.  Playing alongside support regular Bec Sandridge and local band The Peppermint Club, the Snapchat videos were up in full force […]

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Tim Nelson from Cub Sport talks gaining confidence, This Is Our Vice & their upcoming Caxton Street show

September 27, 2016

We caught up with Tim Nelson, lead singer of Brisbane band Cub Sport, the other week to chat about their massive return to the music scene with their debut album This Is Our Vice and following tour, as well as their spot at the approaching Caxton Street Festival on in their hometown this weekend. So you’ve […]

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Cub Sport heading out on biggest headline Australian tour to date this October & November

September 21, 2016

Cub Sport aren’t ready to say goodbye to 2016 without giving fans one heck of a party with their biggest headline Aussie tour yet! October and November will see the band hit the road, taking in some U18 dates along with their usual slew of 18+ gigs, making sure fans have as many opportunities as […]

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Live Review: The 1975 + Cub Sport – Hisense Arena, Melbourne (24.07.16)

July 25, 2016

The 1975 can’t seem to get away from our beloved country. After a string of January shows, the alt-pop band upped the ante for the second coming of arena sideshows after this year’s Splendour in The Grass for their sophomore album, I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of […]

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Cub Sport announce their first Australian headline tour in over three years for August

May 20, 2016

Brisbane’s Cub Sport will be coming to a venue near you this August, the first headline tour for the band in some time! Coming off the back of an extensive overseas run of shows, the indie group who have definitely impressed with their debut record This Is Our Vice, will be back in headlining form for the first […]

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Cub Sport talk about their debut record This is Our Vice as they celebrate its release

March 4, 2016

Larry Heath sat down with Cub Sport earlier today, the day their debut record “This is Our Vice” is finally released internationally. We talk about making the record their album, the three music videos already released – “Only Friend”, “Stay” and “I Can’t Save You” – and look to the year ahead. Tim and the band […]

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Saskwatch announce 30-date national tour and new single and video for ‘Everyone’s Giving Up’

December 10, 2015

Releasing their third studio album earlier this year, Melbourne outfit Saskwatch are hitting the road on a massive 30-date tour of Australia. Supported by Brisbane’s Cub Sport, the band will hit all the nation’s capital cities as well playing an extensive run of regional venues. Catch the band to hear a heap of new songs off […]

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Live Review: Cub Sport – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney (23.11.13)

November 25, 2013

Cub Sport’s music has been described as ‘infectiously happy with summer pop vibes’. Their live show does just the same, carrying off a smooth-sailing performance that is surprisingly low-key. Not as in low energy (each band member pays ferocious attention to their instruments) but the night took a friendly register, only encouraged by the cosy […]

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The Festival Diaries: CMJ Day Five Ft The Preatures, Bored Nothing, Hermitude + More – New York City (19.10.13)

October 21, 2013

The last day is here. I write this in a state of both sadness and joy, because I have seen so many great bands perform in front of pretty enthusiastic crowds. NYC really likes to cheer and woo for their entertainment, and it’ll be something I really miss from this city. Then again, I’m sitting […]

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