Artist info

Genre

Pop, Indie


band members

Tim Nelson - Vocals & Piano, Dan Puusaari - Drums, Sam Netterfield - Keyboard & Vocals, Zoe Davis - Bass & Vocals, Andrew Williams - Guitar


Influences

Oscar Wilde


Bio

Brisbane’s Cub Sport had a rollercoaster ride in 2012, starting the year with their catchy ditty “Evie” taking over the airwaves solidifying their reputation in Australia and bookending the year with “Told You So” eclipsing that success and becoming a breakout hit on US college radio. In between, the band toured nationally with the likes of Ball Park Music and Loon Lake and won the Queensland Music Awards Song of the Year for their second single “Do You Hear”. 2013 sees the band with their sights set firmly overseas. January saw them peak at #16 on US college radio bible CMJ’s charts with well over 100 stations around the US spinning their breakout track “Told You So”, while the band were also selected to perform at seminal festivals The Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City and Music Matters Singarpore, with their new UK team working on their Spring tour, which will wind its way through the UK and finishing up with shows on the way home through Singapore and Vietnam before the band heads across to the states for the first time.

Unearthed in 2012

Laneway Festival

18 Dec 2011

Winner

Cub Sport

Cub Sport

Congratulations to our 2012 Laneway winners!

Congrats to SURES from Sydney; TINPAN ORANGE from Melbourne; GOLD BLOOM from Adelaide; GOODNIGHT TIGER from Perth; and CUB SCOUTS from Brisbane!

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Review

Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby ...

04 Oct 2012

Triple J
40

Even though this might not strike as immediately as 'Evie' and 'Do You Hear', it's still classic Cub Scouts. There's a really keen ear for a melody and an attention to the depth of production that makes this classy, widescreen pop. Bravo.

Even though this might not strike as immediately as 'Evie' and 'Do You Hear', it's still classic Cub Scouts. There's a really keen ear for a melody and an attention to the depth of production that makes this classy, widescreen pop. Bravo.

Review

Reviewed by Nick Findlay Nick Findlay

18 Oct 2011

Triple J
40

there's a lot of tropical, upbeat poppy indie coming out of Brisbane, but this is ringing bells for me. More please.

there's a lot of tropical, upbeat poppy indie coming out of Brisbane, but this is ringing bells for me. More please.

Review

Reviewed by Al Newstead Al Newstead

11 Jan 2012

Triple J
30

Light-hearted pop with a distinct calypso vibe - steel drums and all - and the classic lyrical hang-up. The girl.

Light-hearted pop with a distinct calypso vibe - steel drums and all - and the classic lyrical hang-up. The girl.