Hailing from the shores of the North East coast, Cape Cub is the project of Chad Male. The musician garnered a tidal wave of online attention with his song Swim. Recorded in his mum’s loft, the song inhibits a haze of atmosphere and found its way to the top of the Hype Machine chart and gained national airplay via BBC Radio 1.
The past year and a half has seen the band play sell-out headline tours across the UK, and support the likes of Fickle Friends, Picture This, Sunset Sons and Clean Cut Kid.
Cape Cub released the ‘Closer’ and ‘6am’ EPs last year as an introduction to the heartfelt and grippingly spacious sound, gaining millions of plays on Spotify before retreating back into the studio to carve his way forward.
Where the 'Closer' EP drew upon Chad's attachment to the stunning landscape and industrial decline around his home in the remote coastal village Marske-by-the-Sea, '6am' absorbed more human themes: growing up and moving on, fighting the loss of youthful optimism, pursuing long-term ambitions, all whilst trying to maintain vital friendships and family ties.
Cape Cub has recently released new single Flowers, the first in a trio of singles via LAB Records. It has had New Music Friday across the world on Spotify, was in Best of the Week on Apple Music, and has had early support from BBC Introducing. The video has just been released on Vevo: vevo.ly/AaHM8k
Chad had to say this about the track;
“In 2017, I've gone through some of the best and some of the most painful experiences of my life. The making of this new music and the writing of these words has been hugely cathartic, and that's exactly what Flowers is to me. It embodies a complete release of emotion”
“In these next few Cape Cub singles, starting with Flowers, I guess I'm exploring the highs and lows of what it means to be a person today in this crazy world we live in, and thinking about what it means to exist. These songs are my diary entries about stumbling and traversing life without a guidebook or a how-to... because at times I've been crying out to find one”