‘Cape Cub’s music goes straight for the gut. Emotional, no-strings-attached giants are penned in spades’ – DIY
‘Don’t be surprised when Cape Cub joins the ranks of Radio 1’s favourite UK indie singer-songwriters’ – themostradicalist
‘There’s a certain intensity, an assured touch that finds Cape Cub moving definitively forward’ – Clash
‘His talent shines so brightly that it should be pretty clear that there are some big things in store for him this year’ – The 405
‘The North East newcomer is on course for the mainstream thanks to the intelligent accessibility of his songcraft’ – The Line Of Best Fit
‘Very accomplished pop songwriting… overwhelmingly anthemic and uplifting (we can very easily hear 100,000 odd festival go’ers chanting back at the top of their lungs)’ – Blah Blah Blah Science
‘Cape Cub’s stocks are rising fast — it would be a very wise option to buy in now…’ – Best Before
‘We’re ridiculously excited about what else he’s got cooking’ – When the Gramophone Rings
Hailing from the shores of the North East coast, Cape Cub is the project of Chad Male. Cape Cub garnered a wave of online attention with the EPs ‘Closer’ and ‘6am’, featuring tracks such as Hype Machine chart topper Swim, All I Need and fan favourite Keep Me In Mind, all garnering millions of plays on Spotify alone, along with the support of Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart.
Where the ‘Closer’ EP drew upon Chad’s attachment to the stunning landscape and industrial decline around his home in the remote coastal village Marske-by-the-Sea, ‘6am’ absorbed more human themes: growing up and moving on, fighting the loss of youthful optimism, pursuing long-term ambitions, all whilst trying to maintain vital friendships and family ties.
Having spent the first half of 2017 working hard in the studio tying all of these themes together in new music, Cape Cub has signed with rising independent label LAB Records for his next three singles – the first of which, ‘Flowers‘, lands on September 8th 2017.