CUB Sport are bringing their own brand of indie dream pop to Kendal Library next week as part of their UK and European headline album tour, in collaboration with Get it Loud in Libraries.

The independent Australian quartet have achieved great success since the release of their debut album in 2015. Following their sold out headlining Australian tour in support of their second album, BATS, their single, Sometimes debuted at number 11 on the Australian Independent Singles Chart in October 2018 and has hit 2.3 million streams on Spotify.

The band’s third, self-titled album was released last month and hit top spot on the ARIA Australian Artist Albums chart. Their message of self-acceptance and expression, founded in lead singer Tim Nelson and his husband and keyboardist Sam 'Bolan' Netterfield’s relationship with their own sexuality, have struck a chord with their fans and have contributed to, not only their recent success, but their reputation for activism on behalf of the LGBTQ community. In fact, Billboard Pride named Cub Sport their first ever artist of the month.

Tim, Sam and the other two Cub Sport members, guitarist and vocalist, Zoe Davis and drummer, Dan Puusaari, began playing music together in 2010, forming the band in 2011. Tim admits struggling to come to terms with his sexuality had a massive affect on his songwriting and only in 2014, with the release of their debut album, Told You So, did the songs begin to reflect his true self (The Line of Best Fit).

With such a strong relationship between the band and their fans, it’s little wonder Cub Sport are choosing to perform in such an intimate venue. Live music in local libraries has proved really popular and gives audiences of all ages the rare chance to get up close and personal with their favourite acts. Kendal Library has previously hosted a number of successful live music events, including Cate Le Bon, Rae Morris and Tim Burgess, lead singer of the Charlatans. Audiences give resoundingly positive feedback to this environment, praising the "tremendous surroundings" and the high calibre of acts (WeHeartTechCIC). The success of the Get it Loud in Libraries programme has earned Kendal Library the title of ‘mecca to both books and music’ from journalist and PR guru Dickie Felton and there is much anticipation surrounding Cub Sport’s upcoming gig.

Tickets for Cub Sport’s gig at Kendal Library on Friday, February 22, are available at

For all upcoming Get it Loud in Libraries gigs visit its website.