Tastemakers: What's The National Student's Caitlin Clark listening to this week?

Tastemakers: What's The National Student's Caitlin Clark listening to this week?

Caitlin Clark, music editor, The National Student, recommends Cub Sport's Sometimes...

Cub Sport are the queer role models all young people wish they had growing up. See their glowing skin, open shirts, tender lyricism, perfect visuals and an inter-group relationship dynamic that’s impossible not to become mildly obsessed with.

I first discovered them back in May. A Brisbane four-piece with their very own brand of sticky-sweet queer-pop, it’s important to see this band live. Lead singer Tim Nelson and keyboardist Sam Netterfield share a transfixing energy on stage, telling an eight-year story of anxiety, doubt, acceptance and eventually, a wedding.

Their most recent offering Sometimes is understated, and fuels a poignant narrative of embracing who you are, which Tim explored on their 2017 album Bats. Fluttering synths and twanging keyboards elevate its evocative lyricism, while a clever use of harmonies between live and synthetic drums give the track a thumping, anthemic feel.

A powerful online presence and an unfaltering drive to empower young people has put Cub Sport at the forefront of the queer-pop revolution, and I’m so, so here for it.

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