LITTLE CUB announce debut album ‘Still Life’ on Domino
February 13, 2017
South London trio Little Cub will release their debut album Still Life on 28th April on Domino. Marrying a wry, worldly and subversive form of diarist lyricism with sumptuously evocative electronic production, Still Life announces the arrival of a band at once deeply in tune with the greatest traditions of progressive, homespun British pop music and at odds with the increasingly vacuous pop culture they are born into.
Following the release of its first tracks ‘Loveless’ and ‘My Nature’, the band have shared the album’s opening track and first official single, ‘Too Much Love’. Watch the video for the new single, directed by Lily-Rose Thomas, HERE.
“’Too Much Love’ is a song about about cynicism. For the video, we took a bunch of our experiences and experiences of our friends and reset them into a sort of modern day morality tale based around where we live. Except, there is no moral really,” quotes vocalist Dominic Gore. “The decisions, good or bad, all live in the grey area where I think most of us reside. Like a Groundhog Day where no lessons are learnt and nothing really changes.”
Watch the video for the album’s first single ‘Too Much Love’ HERE
Listen to ‘Too Much Love’ on streaming services HERE
Little Cub is Dominic Gore, Duncan Tootill and Adrian Acolatse. Whilst now residing and writing in Peckham, their story begins in the banker-belt ennui of Dorking, Surrey, the sort of faceless suburban hinterland that J.G. Ballard was obsessed with. It was in this less than illustrious setting that Gore and Tootill first met by chance. The two hit it off over a shared love of James Murphy’s seminal DFA Records, early Aphex Twin and New Order and before long began meeting up to share ideas for original songs alongside Ady Acolatse, whom Gore had met on a night out in the blare and glare of Fabric nightclub the previous summer.
What emerged from the bonding of the trio’s mutual ethos’ is the warm, dynamic, modular sound of Still Life, with elements of house, techno and ambient reflective of the group’s evolving taste coalescing with fruits of a shared jazz background and indie sensibility to provide the perfect landscape for Gore’s tight, almost hymn-like verses on the trials and tribulations of 21st century living.
Still Life was produced by Little Cub and mixed by the band, Oli Bayston (Boxed In) and Alexis Smith. It will be released on limited deluxe 12” gold vinyl, including album download card plus seven bonus remixes by the band, via Domino Mart, CD and digitally.
The band will celebrate the release of Still Life with a London headline date at The Lexington on Tuesday 9th May. Tickets are on sale now.
Pre-order Still Life on deluxe 12” vinyl via Domino Mart HERE
Pre-order Still Life on CD via Domino Mart HERE
Pre-order Still Life digitally HERE
Praise for Little Cub
“Gleaming electronic pop that harnesses the sounds of artists as varied as New Order and British producers like Leon Vynehall and George Fitzgerald.”
“The London trio specialize in the sort of moody, club-ready synthpop that has always been one of Britain’s specialties.”
“Little Cub seem to be concerned with making a very particular type of British suburban pop music—two parts Pet Shop Boys, one part Wild Beasts.”
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