Today we’re introducing Chad Male and his band Cape Cub who have immediately impressed us with the two songs they have on line, namely Lantern and the more recently released Swim. Both tracks are beautifully written pieces of work, full of grace and emotion. There’s an awful lot of music around these days that takes sparseness and a sense of space as its starting point, but Cape Cub do it incredibly well. A simple guitar backing, a tender softness in its delivery and a chorus that wells up and takes hold on its very first listen: “If there’s something you want to know, show me where to go and I will give myself to you,” Chad sings. It’s fantastic stuff that sends a little shiver down the spine.
Live dates are few and far between at the moment, but for those of you heading to Brighton later this week, catch this band from the North East of the UK at the Great Escape Festival.
Cape Cub - Swim