We’ve featured Brisbane’s Cub Sport recently as New Track of the Day for the excellent I Can’t Save You
We’re delighted that that the band took time out to answer a few questions for us.
What was the first tune you loved?
Aqua – Doctor Jones
As a 6 year old I just thought it was a really good song and I loved the film clip. I still think it’s a great pop song. They toured Australia about a year ago and I got to see them, they were seriously an incredible live band. Doctor Jones went off!
What is your favourite song/piece of music that you’ve written?
It would probably be a song off our album called ‘Come On Mess Me Up.’ I wrote it about my relationship with music and how I want to keep pursuing it even if it ends up messing me up a bit along the way. This song is my favourite because it was kind of a break-through for me with my song writing.
How do you know when a tune you’ve written is complete?
When I’m recording a demo, I’ll bounce it and go for a run and listen to it and I usually hear a few things I want to change then come back and work on those parts. Some songs go through a few rounds of revisions before I’m happy to leave them, others kind of just work straight away.
What song by another artist do you wish you had written?
The Flaming Lips – Do You Realize??
It’s lyrically and musically perfect. I saw them play it live at a festival here in Australia for the New Years between 2012-13. Wayne walked out over the audience in a giant bubble. That show was the first time I cried watching someone play. I would love to write something that moves someone like that.
The artist that has influenced you the most ?
I’ve been influenced by so many different artists throughout my life. I’d say the artist/band who have influenced me the most would probably be Aqua though. They were the reason I fell in love with pop music as a kid. I always wanted to be in a pop band because of them, so I guess they influenced the course of my life a lot!
Name a song that makes you smile.
Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place
This song always ends up blasting whenever we’re partying so it always makes me really happy.
What is the best new band that you’ve heard?
There’s a band from Western Australia called Methyl Ethyl who are new-ish for me, they don’t really sound like anyone else around at the moment and they’re phenomenal live.
What’s your favourite radio station?
We’ve got a great national radio station here in Australia called triple j. They get behind a lot of up and coming bands which is sort of how we managed to get exposure when we were starting out. We’ve got a cool community radio station in Brisbane called 4ZZZ too. They play heaps of different styles of music and support lots of local bands.
Who would you love to support you on your next tour?
The Harpoons or The Lulu Raes, they’re both Australian bands who are making awesome, unique pop music.
What song would you like to have played at your funeral?
Hmm maybe The Flaming Lips – Do You Realize??
A question you wished we asked you and what would be the answer?
I wish you asked me why I’m so beautiful and if I’d like some money. I’d reply “Oh really? Me? Wow thanks!” and ” Yeah sure I’ll take whatever you’ve got!’
Thanks a lot Cub Sport, we wish them the very best for 2016.
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