Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session: Cub Sport
Hailing from Brisbane, Australia, poppy indie charmers Cub Sport made their first visit to the United States this October on the heels of their fantastic Paradise EP. The five-piece band – Tim Nelson on vocals and piano, Zoe Davis on vocals and bass, Sam Netterfield on vocals and keys, Daniel Puusaari on Drums and Andrew Williams on guitar – debuted in 2012 with the infectious Told You Soand its lively mix of catchy melodies, witty lyrical stories and studied songwriting. The new material takes a decidedly island-pop approach (hence the name) and the band showcased it in a barnstorming run of dates at CMJ. But they also found the time to take a trip south to Philadelphia for a comically large pizza (shoutouts, Allegro delivery) and an in-studio performance for the Indie Rock Hit Parade, marking our very first Live Session for the show. Stream it and download it below – it features the title tracks from both Paradise and Told You So; the song “Pool” from Paradise; and a new one called “Love Crimes.” And stay tuned for more in the coming months, since the Cub Sport crew told us they’d be back for a fuller run of U.S. tour dates in 2014.