Jesus at the Gay Bar – the new album from Cub Sport
The fifth album from Cub Sport is Jesus At The Gay Bar – a title taken from a poem byJay Hulme.
The 4-piece band of Tim Nelson, Sam Netterfield, Zoe Davis, and Dan Puusaari are a creative power-house – taking their music in interesting directions and always delivering a compelling live show.
“There’s a lot from my life before I came out that has always been shrouded in shame, fear and secrecy…” explains Tim Nelson, reflecting on the inspirations that have shaped his music and this new album. “But it doesn’t have to be a secret anymore, and I feel like I can really shine a light on the magic of it and recognise and celebrate it for what it was and is. A lot of this album is validating my younger self – like if I could have heard some of these songs back then, I might have found some peace within myself sooner, maybe even celebration.”
“I think that’s the beauty of writing honestly about my own life – it all fits together and reveals a little bit more of this greater story that’s still playing out, from an ever-evolving perspective but with the same heart…” adds Nelson. “We have the self-appointed freedom to evolve and change and I think that’s why, five albums in, it still feels exciting.”
You can find Jesus At The Gay Bar on all platforms
Cub Sport are always worth catching live, and they’re about to embark on a UK tour.
The dates that you need are:
- 29th April – Poetry Club, Glasgow
- 30th April – Deaf Institute, Manchester
- 1st May – Louisiana, Bristol
- 4th May – Lafayette, London
Keep Me Safe
“I wrote Keep Me Safe about a euphoric but complicated time…” says Tim Nelson of the song’s inspiration. “Shedding some light on it now feels like I’m validating my younger self and celebrating the magic in something I was so ashamed of at the time.”
“Replay” is about moving forward… explains Tim Nelson from the band. “Feelings aren’t as simple as we sometimes make out – you can long for something and not want it at the same time, you can love something but outgrow it. I think it’s about shifting from longing for something to feeling free. But it also doesn’t have to be that deep – it’s a fun pop song and that’s how I want it to be enjoyed too.”