Cape Cub have had an exciting year: three releases, seven festivals, numerous massive shows and, above all, one became five.
It has been a whole year since the magical ‘Searchlight’ was unleashed upon the world and what an eventful year it has been! The track was soon added to Apple Music’s Best of the Week playlist and Spotify’s Indie Pop and New Music Friday playlists, garnering an incredible 20,000 streams in its first two weeks. It also received spins from both BBC Tees and BBC North East Introducing programmes.
Towards the end of 2017, Cape Cub embarked on a short Northern tour, stopping off at Lending Room, Leeds and Hemelvaart, Ayton before heading to The Georgian Theatre, Stockton on the 23rd December, bring Christmas cheer to their biggest headline show to date.
Opening 2018 right, ‘Searchlight’ was featured on the BBC Introducing Mixtape, received a spin on BBC 6 Music and clearly made an impression around the world as it was added to Spotify’s stjerners middag playlist! Plus, previous release ‘Flowers’ hit a whopping 1 million streams on Spotify ahead of Cape Cub’s next single release ‘Come Around’ in February. ‘Come Around’ was soon added to Spotify’s All New All Now playlist.
It was around this time Cape Cub headed back on the road, stopping off at The Fulford Arms, York, Lending Room, Leeds, Thousand Island, London, Sound, Liverpool and Think Tank?, Newcastle.
Cape Cub’s ‘Keep Me In Mind’ hit 2 million streams on Spotify in the Spring which was probably helped along by the fact it was featured in not one but TWO TV shows! The track received a sync in Grey’s Anatomy as well as ABC’s Deception which aired in America in May.
Cape Cub did it right this summer, hitting festival after festival, developing into a band along the way. They made appearances at Stockton Calling Festival, Meet The North Festival and Long Division Festival, and headlined Music Box Festival, Cluny 2 at Evolution Emerging Festival and Songs from Northern Britain show at The Georgian Theatre, Stockton. Phew! In the meantime, they also filmed a live video session at Blast Recording Studios.
Straight after finishing their festival stint, Cape Cub headed to Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London, The Hope & Ruin, Brighton and The Castle Hotel, Manchester.
July was a big month for the band as they released ‘Moonglow’, their first single as a full-band. The track was added to Spotify’s New Music Friday UK and All New All Now playlists as well as Apple Music’s Best of the Week playlist. Plus, it received spins from Amazing Radio. The track was BBC Tees’ Introducing Track of the Week and Cape Cub soon became BBC Music Introducing’s Artist of the Week soon after. What a release! The band also performed live acoustic sessions and interviews at Amazing Radio and BBC Local Radio Station with Johnny I’Anson ahead of the release of Moonglow’s monochrome video.
Last month, Cape Cub performed at Middlesborough’s Twisterella Festival as well as their biggest headline show yet at The Cluny, Newcastle.
Cape Cun provided us with a more personal insight into their year: “Has it already been a year? That’s crazy. We’ve done some pretty cool stuff since then. From playing some of our biggest headline shows to having our music on mega US TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy and Deception. We released our single ‘Moonglow’ too, which was pretty cool. It was our first full-band thing, and that was a special feeling indeed. It’s been an awesome year for us. Thanks so much for the support Born Music, you’re a bunch of legends.”