On their resplendent fifth album Jesus At The Gay Bar, Cub Sport – Tim Nelson, Sam Netterfield, Zoe Davis and Dan Puusaari – celebrate love and life in all its manifestations. It’s an ode to celebrating one’s past, not just outrunning it, and looking boldly into the future, without the fear of past demons resurfacing. “A lot of this album is validating my younger self," says Nelson. "Like if I could have heard some of these songs back then, I might have found some peace within myself sooner, maybe even celebration.”

This album is Cub Sport in all-bangers, few-ballads mode: the production here nods to house, 2-step and UK garage, while retaining the lush fragility of Nelson’s songwriting. These are dance songs whose beats capture the feeling of butterflies in your stomach and stars in your eyes, which reify and exalt stories from Nelson and Netterfield’s past – namely, their love story. Across this record, the early days of their relationship, at the time shrouded in secrecy and fear, are memorialised for what they are: moments of beauty and youthful ecstasy. Set to booming dance-pop, they play like fairytales, stories to be heard over and over.

Boasting over 250 million streams, Cub Sport have achieved some of the highest possible honours in Australian music, with 3x gold and platinum certified singles and an ARIA #2 album to their name, as well as placing in triple j’s Hottest 100 five times. Their music has been praised by the likes of The Guardian, BBC Radio 1, Rolling Stone, Billboard, i-D, Vice, PAPER, NRP, The FADER and countless others.

In 2023, Cub Sport are set to return with long-awaited new music, set to provide more hope and joy at a time when it’s sorely needed.