CUB SPORT

Gay Times Magazine - - Agenda - The al­bum BATS is out now, @cub­sport­mu­sic

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!”

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