Cub Scouts release “Paradise”


After playing sold out shows in the UK, Singapore and Vietnam, with some radio interviews in the Netherlands where they performed this amazing cover of Ri-Ri’s “Diamond”, along with some other Euro adventures, Brisbane’s very own Cub Scouts are officially back in the country. Along with this homecoming Cub Scouts have blessed us with the release of the title track off of their upcoming EP “Paradise”.

In the shortest terms possible, “Paradise” is blissful indie pop. I absolutely love this track! But then again I love Cub Scouts… & I’ll openly admit that I secretly fangirled over them at Laneway Festival in 2012 when Tim, Sam and Zoe ordered beverages at the bar I was working at, at the time. Lame, I know… but hey we all have our moments.

“Paradise” is however signature Cub Scouts, it reminds me a little of “Do You Hear” from their Told You So EP. Tim Nelson’s vocals are perfection. In this track they’re luscious, haunting and fragile all at the same time. There’s something about this song though that just makes me feel immensely happy. It could be the repetitive bounciness of the synth & the bass line or it could be, in the only way I can think of describing it, the little whimsical twinkle sound FX scattered throughout certain parts of “Paradise”. I’m yet to completely put my finger on it.

The standout lyric of the song “Paradise is right there on the road, the evidence is on our hands and toes” speaks so much wisdom and is rather fitting considering their recent travels. All I can say is oh Cub Scouts, you’ve made me happy once again!


To keep up to date with the happenings of Cub Scouts, be sure to check out their Facebook page here.

“Paradise” will be available to purchase July 19.

Paradise EP will be available to purchase August 2.

See Cub Scouts Live:

Friday 26 July

Splendour In The Grass

Byron Bay

Saturday 3 Aug

4 Walls Festival


Wednesday 11 Sept

Bigsound 2013


Cub Scouts will also be touring post Splendour with Jinja Safari on The Bays of Fires tour, dates are as follows:

Thursday 12 Sept

Spotted Cow, Toowoomba

Friday 13 Sept

The Hi-Fi, Brisbane

Saturday 14 Sept

Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast

Wednesday 18 Sept

ANU, Canberra

Thursday 19 Sept

Uni Bar, Wollongong

Friday 20 Sept

Cambridge, Newcastle

Saturday 21 Sept

The Metro, Sydney [ALL AGES]

Wednesday 25 Sept

Loft, Warrnambool

Thursday 26 Sept

Barwon Club, Geelong

Friday 27 Sept

Forum, Melbourne

Saturday 28 Sept

Karova, Ballarat

Thursday 3 Oct

Adelaide Uni Bar, Adelaide [ALL AGES]

Friday 4 Oct

Settlers Tavern, Margaret River

Saturday 5 Oct

The Astor, Perth [ALL AGES]

Sunday 6 Oct

Prince Of Wales, Bunbury

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