Cub Sport's forthcoming debut album This is Our Vice, (out June 17th) an album filled with mercurial topics such as self-doubt and self-immolation that are crafted into an expanse of shimmering harmonies.There are a handful of seminal bands from Brisbane, Australia; cult favourites The Saints, and The Go-Betweens amongst them. Few of these bands, despite their status now, can claim to have achieved the level of breakout success that the Cub Sport - Tim Nelson (lead vocals), Zoe Davis (guitar), Dan Puusaari (drums), Sam Netterfield (keyboard) has in merely three years. Cub Sport first caught attention with their Told You So EP (2012) and Paradise EP (2013). The blissed-out, anthemic track Paradise landed them an evening playlist, and a coveted John Kennedy Session at XFM, and a session with Dan Roberts at BBC London; not bad for the band's first venture to the UK! The band then spent the following year impressing at various seminal festivals around the world, including Brighton's The Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City, Music Matters Singapore, London's Calling in Amsterdam and multiple packed rooms during NYC's CMJ Music Marathon.
Tracks have a nice rolling feel, and the group is very comfortable with each other. Foster's tone is excellent. “….this is a great, great record; a very swingin', soulful, and I dare say slightly modal side from the great sax man Frank Foster, long time sideman and musical director of the Count Basie organization. …..Foster has assembled a very competent and skillful support crew, mostly former and then current Basie sideman (which accounts for the title of the LP: 'Basie is Our Boss…) but he is also supported by a great favorite of this blog; the unheralded John Young on piano. Unusually for an Argo side, there are only 6 tracks on this LP, as Foster & company are given a rare opportunity to stretch out and tackle the material.