cape cub

Next up in our new interview section are the majestic Cape Cub lead by frontman Chad Male. The band premiered their impressive latest track ‘Swim’ on The 405 earlier this week and will be playing our Tipping Point showcase at The Great Escape next Saturday, along with an Evolution Emerging appearance on Saturday 23rd May. Find out what Chad had to say when we caught up with him recently…

1. Firstly, for those who are unfamiliar with your work, how would you describe your sound?

What people have heard so far has been quite personal, intimate and raw, but there’s a lot more to come, and it makes a much bigger sonic statement. Electronics and big guitar lines are in waiting! Until then, I’d say it sounds like a clear night on the coast.

2. We featured you on The Tipping Point a while back, what have you been up to since?

Getting my head down writing and demoing, and then rehearsing with the lads. We want our live show to do the songs justice, really, that’s super important to us.

3. In terms of your career so far, how long have you been writing and performing as an artist?

I’ve been writing and performing since I was about 13. I guess it’s all been a continual progression to where things are at now.

4. Would you say you prefer recording in the studio or playing live?

Creating music and the process of writing and producing is one of the most exciting things for me, but then watching songs come to life live is just as rewarding. Sorry for sitting on the fence with this one.

5. What is the most difficult challenge for you in the music industry?

Having to be patient. When you’ve got so much to put out there you have to wait for the right time, so that it makes sense to people, and that can be really hard when you’re excited about it.

6. What is your biggest musical achievement to date?

It’s too early to call achievements, really. It’s mad early days in the grand scheme of things. But if I had to say one it’d be winning the Amazing Radio Audition Poll with ‘Lantern’. That was such a buzz as I’ve listened to that station for a long time, and found many new favourite bands of mine because of it, so to be recognised like that was an honour!

7. When can we catch you playing live next?

We have The Great Escape in Brighton on the 16th May. Playing two shows in one day which is gonna be a belter. After that it’s Evo Emerging at The Cumby Arms on the 23rd of course!

8. Will you be appearing on the festival circuit this summer?

Not this year. After The Great Escape it’s time to get my head down recording the new stuff back in the studio in Saltburn. So festivals aren’t a massive priority for us at this point really!

9. Do you have any new material due for release soon?

Yes! A new song is ready and waiting. In fact, it could be out by the time this interview is!

10. Do you have any industry related advice for emerging artists?

Like I said it’s still early days still, but so far my advice would be to learn as much as you can and listen to everyone you meet. It pays to know your shit!

11. What’s the best way for people to get in contact with you/keep up to date with the latest goings on?

Check the Cape Cub Facebook and get following on Twitter for incredible bantz and pointless comments about the world – @capecubmusic

12. What is your one major ambition for your career in music?

To own a van. Seriously this thing would be so much easier if we had a bloody van to drive to gigs. No but seriously, playing an arena one day would be pretty decent.

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