Cub Sport

S&S Presents

Cub Sport

Skating Polly

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

7:00 pm

Kilby Court

$12

Cub Sport
Cub Sport
Cub Sport are an independent pop group from Brisbane, Australia.

In 2016, the quartet released their debut album ‘This Is Our Vice’ and won over audiences internationally with their unique brand of emotionally-charged pop.

The record received worldwide acclaim, including airplay on Triple j, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6, BBC London and Amazing Radio as well as a swag of US stations such as KEXP and WXPN.

Break-out single “Come On Mess Me Up” caught the attention of The 1975's Matty Healy and scored Cub Sport an invitation to join the UK band for their 2016 Australian arena tour.

The pop-ballad proved to connect similarly across Australia and landed a much-coveted spot in triple j's hottest 100 coming in at #24 after high rotation airplay and receiving over 3,000,000+ streams on Spotify and 400,000+ YouTube views. With similar praise for singles “I Can’t Save You”and “Only Friend”, the success of the debut album saw the band tour The UK, Europe, North America and Canada as well as embarking on two sold-out headline tours of Australia.

Cub Sport were also voted 'Most Popular Group' at the 2017 Queensland Music Awards. Cub Sport wowed audiences with their performance of Kanye West's “Ultralight Beam” on triple j's breakfast radio segment ‘Like A Version’, earning them praise from the station, with some people saying it was the best of 2016. Musical successes aside, Cub Sport are keen humanitarians. In mid-2016 band members Tim and Sam came out as gay and in a relationship. Alongside out-and-proud guitarist/vocalist Zoe, the band use their platform to speak out against homophobia continually strive to develop and encourage a safe community on the band's social media channels as well as at shows.

Cub Sport are now launching into the next phase of their career with their sophomore album, ‘BATS’. The group has cemented themselves as one to watch internationally with lead single “O Lord” premiering with glowing reviews on The Fader and receiving similarly high praises from media outlets such as i_D and Pedestrian worldwide.

The gospel/RnB inspired pop anthem received full rotation on triple j and Radio 1 in the Netherlands alongside a host of US stations, racking up over 100,000 streams in a matter of days.

Largely recorded and produced at home by lead singer/songwriter Tim Nelson, the much-anticipated follow up record displays a new side of Cub Sport. While still deeply rooted in pop, the new album indulges soul and R&B influences, making for Cub Sport's most honest, intimate and sexiest release to date.
Skating Polly
Skating Polly
Skating Polly, a sister duo from Oklahoma made up of Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse, formed in 2009 after a jam session at the girls’ Halloween party. Their sophomore album, Lost Wonderfuls, was produced by Exene Cervenka of X and mixed by Kliph Scurlock of The Flaming Lips. Lost Wonderfuls was released in April, 2013. They are now working on their third album, Fuzz Steilacoom, set to be released early 2014. Fuzz Steilacoom was tracked by Calvin Johnson of Beat Happening.
Raised on ‘70s punk and early-‘90s alt-rock, Mayo (age 13) and Bighorse (18) mine inspiration from artists as disparate as Johnny Cash, The Ramones, NWA, Nirvana, and Bikini Kill and saturate their own songs with a raw energy reminiscent of their musical heroes. Skating Polly takes a minimalist approach to songwriting, with the two largely self-taught musicians (Bighorse plays guitar, Mayo plays a guitar/bass hybrid called a basitar, and both girls play drums and piano) crafting super-catchy melodies mainly by “messing around with our instruments and figuring out how to make cool noises,” according to Bighorse. But despite their stripped-down aesthetic, each track on Lost Wonderfuls retains a rich emotionalism that’s at turns brutally in-your-face, gut-wrenchingly tender, and irresistibly fun.
Along with earning the adoration of Cervenka (whom they befriended after attending one of the X singer’s 2010 solo shows and playing their demos on a cell phone), Skating Polly has found fans in Rosanne Cash and Sean Lennon, taken the stage with punk legends like Mike Watt, and opened up for such indie heavy-hitters as Deerhoof and Band of Horses. Tapping Mayo’s dad as their tour manager, the stepsisters typically hit the road with their entire family and optimize their travel time by making up songs on their ukulele.
Both Mayo and Bighorse are intent on ignoring what’s fashionable and staying true to their passion for challenging music with long-lasting appeal. “The musicians we’re most inspired by are the ones who keep on going and going, who devote their entire lives to coming up with new and different stuff,” says Mayo. “A lot of times at our shows people will come up to us and tell us, ‘Keep on doing what you’re doing, don’t ever stop’ and we’re just like, ‘Yeah—we weren’t planning on ever stopping.”
Venue Information:
Kilby Court
741 Kilby Court
Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
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