After the release of their debut album This Is Our Vice earlier this year, Brisbane’s Cub Sport have had plenty to be excited about – they went on a national tour with Saskwatch, had multiple plays from BBC1 taste-maker Huw Stephens, received praise from around the globe (including being added to spot rotation on triple j, UK’s Amazing Radio, and Japan’s J-Wave Radio), and clocked up hundreds of thousands of streams for singles ‘Only Friend’ and ‘I Can’t Save You’. But 2016 just keeps getting better, as the Cubbies take the album and tour to the UK and US, and are now announcing new single – just added to Triple J rotation – “Come On Mess Me Up” with their first Australian headline tour in over three years.
Filmed in their home with director Joe Agius (The Creases), the clip for “Come On Mess Me Up” sees a side to Cub Sport not often seen – vulnerable. Taking the simple concept of lead singer Tim Nelson singing into the camera, they decided to add some paint and treat it like a green screen, layering previous takes on top of each other to create a compelling and beautifully unnerving video.
Currently in the UK to release the album and play a series of shows (including London Calling with fellow Aussies Slum Sociable, Methyl Ethel, and Gang Of Youths, Camden Rocks Festival, Communion, and a show with The Rubens), Cub Sport then head to the US to headline a string of shows before returning to home shores in August to embark on their Australian ‘This Is Our Vice’ album tour – taking their album on the road to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.
Additionally, one dollar from every ticket sold will be donated to Brisbane animal shelters.
May 22 – The Victoria, Dalston UK (Supporting Babe)
May 26 – The Dome, London UK (Supporting The Rubens)
May 28 – London Calling Festival, Amsterdam NL
June 4 – Camden Rocks Festival, London UK
June 5 – Communion at Notting Hill Arts Club, London UK
June 7 – Milkboy, Philadelphia PA
June 8 – Communion at Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge MA
June 9 – Pianos, New York NY
June 10 – Communion at Jammin Java, Vienna VA
June 14 – Subterranean, Chicago IL
June 16 – Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines, IA
June 17 – 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN
June 19 – Lost Lake Lounge, Denver CO
June 20 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT
June 22 – House Of Blues, San Diego, CA
June 23 – Bootleg Bar, Los Angeles CA
June 25 – Hotel Utah, San Francisco CA
June 28 – The Sunset Tavern, Seattle WA
August 19 – The Foundry, Brisbane QLD
August 20 – Jive Bar, Adelaide SA
August 26 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC
August 27 – Newtown Social Club, Sydney NSW
Australian Tour on sale May 20
Tickets are $12+BF from http://www.cubsport.com/
$1 of each ticket sold will be donated to Brisbane animal shelters