01 Cub Sport are a four-piece band from Australia who make “warm, dreamy, honest, emotionally-charged pop”.
02 The band’s new album, BATS, was written and recorded after Tim came out as gay, and spoke publicly about his relationship with bandmate Sam Netterfield. “Coming out was incredibly liberating – it allowed me to write with a new honesty,” Tim says. “The album maps out our story from when I realised I was in love with Sam, through to the moment we told each other how we felt, and then onto exploring and expressing all of the emotions that came with coming out and finally being together.”
04 The video for the band’s new single, O Lord, shows
Tim and Sam locked in a tender embrace. It’s a really beautiful visual.
05 “It was important the video captured that fragile, confusing happiness that inspired the song,” Tim explains. “Being our first music video since coming out, we wanted it to be a celebration of our sexuality and new-found creative freedom. I felt a lot of shame for being gay when I was growing up, so to make a video where I’m shirtless, oiled up, wearing makeup with my fiancé’s arms around me just feels amazing.”
06 Australians are currently voting on the legalisation of equal marriage in a postal survey. The result, which is non-binding, will be announced on 15 November. So, does Tim believe equal marriage is within sight? “I’m believing it’s not far o – sending that positive energy into the universe!
But the campaigning around the postal survey worries me. For anybody struggling with their sexuality, having ads telling you that you don’t deserve the same rights as heterosexual people only makes that harder. To see people using their platform to spread that negative message is really upsetting. But we’re doing everything we can to spread the love within the LGBT+ community at this time!”