Last year was something of a banner run for stalwart Brissy crew Cub Sport, culminating with not only their signing of a global deal with US company Nettwerk Music but the gracing of many eager ears with their first single in two years, the excellent Only Friend.
Now, the band are set to keep the momentum apace with the unveiling of a slice of gated-synth-dappled dream-pop goodness in new single I Can't Save You, proudly premiering on theMusic.com.au today. It's an impossible-to-deny earworm of a track, punctuated with breathy, lilting vocals and infectious back-ups, and begs for a repeat listen pretty much the instant it ends. Don't just take our word for it though — have a listen for yourself.
The new track marks another taste from the band's forthcoming debut album, This Is Our Vice, following on Only Friend, which itself did solid business for the band, even ending up on the new-year playlist of BBC1 presenter Huw Stephens.
I Can't Save You will be officially released tomorrow, 20 January, with This Is Our Vice following in its footsteps on 4 March. Pre-orders for the LP are available now, and include instant grat downloads of both the new single and Only Friend.
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Concurrent with the album's release, fans will have several opportunities to hear a tonne of the new songs — and several old favourites, we'd wager — in the flesh as Cub Sport set out for a national tour throughout March and April with many-membered noise-makers Saskwatch, getting under way at Sutherland's Studio Six on Wednesday 2 March. From there, the roadshow moves throught Sydney (3 March), Katoomba (4 March), Newcastle (5 March) and Bellingen (6 March) before Cub Sport get to front their home crowd in Brisbane on Saturday 12 March at the Triffid.
The bands don't call it quits there, though — they have additional shows lined up in Adelaide (Saturday 26 March), Launceston (Friday 1 April), Hobart (2 April), Ballarat (Wednesday 6 April), Geelong (7 April) and Melbourne (8 April), bringing the celebratory jaunt to a close at Castlemaine's Theatre Royale on Saturday 9 April.
Tickets for all shows are available now via Oztix (Sutherland, Katoomba, Newcastle, Bellingen, Brisbane, Launceston, Ballarat, Geelong, Castlemaine), Moshtix (Adelaide, Hobart) and venues (Sydney, Melbourne). See theGuide or check The Music App for more information.