Get Cubs

BURTON-on-Trent's own answer to The Wombats... Get Cubs, a completely enlightening, alternative rock fascination. The four-piece started out in 2010 and shortly after, gained airplay on BBC Wales, helping them accomplish multifarious achievements, one being: receiving a record deal with Trap 6 Records.

Their debut album, To The Mountains, was liberated in the latter months of 2012, proving that such musicial talent still exists. The imaginative track-listing takes you on a complete Summer's night journey in just under an hour. Opening the album and listener, Mañana, is the track that consists of a serene, yet lively, creative bubble. Unfolding a fable, peeling back many virtuosos layers of craft, revealing indications to other artists of a similar form such as Two Door Cinema Club and Bombay Bicycle Club.

Cinnamon Girl, one my favourite tracks on the album, uses all the talent that Get Cubs possess, pouring it providently into one track. It ticks every possible likeability factor, creating a chimerical melody, one which is sure to catch the ears of us listeners. The added melodious tune sticks to your walls of  imagination, refusing to let go, entrapping you to imagine a laid-back, midsummer myth. 


Give a listen to Get Cubs here, with their track Plastic Parade which is also featured within their album, To The Mountains;


Get Cubs have been going from strength to strength and with a brand new 3-track, FREE EP in the pipeline, available within the next few months, we're going to be hearing a lot more from them... I had to get a quick interview to find out more!


Firstly, Thank you for agreeing to this interview! How did you all get together as a band?

No problem. We were all good friends before we got together, over a few pints we decided to have a jam and write some songs, which lead to the release of our first EP back when we were called Arts & Crafts.


What are you hoping to achieve this year?

World Domination.


How have you found the last couple of years?

Since we changed our name to Get Cubs around a year ago things have been great, had a fantastic response from our debut album.


I took a listen to your debut album, To The Mountains, and loved the sound. What inspiration did you have whilst creating the tracks featured in the album ?

Thanks a lot! Just the music we love.


How important was receiving airplay for you?

All the support we've had from BBC Introducing has been amazing! Our track Delilah getting introducing track of the week on radio 1 and getting put on Huw Stephens podcast was fantastic! We’re doing a live session for The Beat this Thursday which should be on Youtube shortly after. We’re so grateful for all the support these guys have given us.  


Do you feel as if your music has grown since you first started out? Have you learnt to do anything differently?

Absolutely, we've recently taken on a second guitarist and things are sounding bigger and better than ever! We’re always trying to write songs in new ways, experimenting with new sounds and styles.


What do you enjoy most about playing live shows?

Seeing people enjoying our music.


If you could go back to a specific era of music, what era would you go back to and why?

Back to the 70’s when festivals were free.


Who have you been listening to recently?

A lot of up and coming bands, a few to look out for are The 1975, Peace, Cymbals, Bwani Junction & Team me. All amazing live! 


Finally, have you got any festival plans this year?

We plan to tear up the festival scene this summer. We've recently been taken on by Electric Harmony booking agency who are currently working on our UK tour which is set to land in April. The dates will be released very soon.


I'd like to thank Get Cubs for this great interview and wish them all the best for the future ahead!

To The Mountains cover art





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