Little Cub reveal video for 'My Nature' - premiere

The south London band have been working on a growing reputation as one of the most promising new British electronic acts

Roisin O'Connor
Thursday 08 December 2016 12:18 GMT
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Following the release of their debut EP Loveless, Little Cub have released a video for 'My Nature' which we're premiering today on The Independent.

The south London trio have been working on a growing reputation as one of the most promising homespun British electronic acts in recent years, crafting gorgeous, reflective tracks that feature frontman Dominic Gore's almost uncomfortably-honest lyrics ('My Nature' is a pretty good example of that).

Watch the video below:

Q&A with Little Cub

What are you listening to at the moment?

Well we're lucky that a few of our close friends make music that we really like so new Boxed in, NZCA Lines and Hudson Scott are on there. Duncs is working on some new stuff with George (FitzGerald) at the moment so those get a lot of plays. Between us it's a pretty eclectic mix. A lot of electronic music like Leon Vynehall, Pepe Braddock and anything Dan Snaith related.

Various classic pop records from Talking Heads to Pulp, Erasure, Smiths, Hot Chip, LCD, Pet Shop Boys, John Grant, Madonna and then a healthy dose of that old man glass of whiskey introspective stuff like Tom Waits, Leonard, Nick Cave, Hank Williams. That stuff's kinda my Jam. We often DJ as a band so coming to see us is definitely an interesting mix.

What are your plans for 2017?

We've finished an album which'll be out next year sometime so getting that out into the world is the focus. Playing some shows, putting on some more nights around Peckham and the south east. Travel a bit more, broaden our horizons etc...

Lots more remixes, edits and got a few interesting collabs in the pipeline both musically and visually. So lots is the answer

What was the first gig you ever played and what's been the best so far?

Hmm I think the first show we played was at birthdays or maybe old blue at a night that was too high profile for our first show (real baptism of fire stuff) and since then we've been very lucky to play at some really great venues and nights.

We put on a lot of our own shows and nights which is both stressful and really rewarding, plus we always make a point of doing something fun around the show, so we always have a good time. Doing promotion stuff gives you an appreciation of the people who come that you don't really get just doing the regular gig circuit.

Also, it just gives us an excuse for a party. The last one we did at the Nines ended up lasting for 3 days in various forms (people would sort of leave and come back) At the other end of the spectrum our first proper headline show at Electrowerkz was a pretty incredible experience.

We always try and take the vibe from one of the home shows everywhere we play so we got a great support and just had a big party afters. Playing to a full room at a venue that we've been to see so many great shows at was a pretty special experience.

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