Little Cub – Still Life

Peckham three-piece Little Cub make electronic music with a human heart, Dominic Gore’s observant lyrics adding depth to the analogue synth lines and snapping beats that propel them. 

A portrait of modern life, debut ‘Still Life’ is a record of peaks and troughs. There are moments doused with cynicism, like on opener ‘Too Much Love’. “If I had to ask a personal question I’d probably ask what you wanted to drink,” Dominic deadpans over softly rippling synths. As those notes ramp up into pulsing club-worthy blasts, the chorus reveals what he thinks about himself and his peers: “If you cut me open I know what you will find / The hollow generation inside a gilded mind.”

Elsewhere, ‘Death Of A Football Manager’ begins like a deflated take on Metronomy’s ‘The Look’ before defiantly growing in stature to a climactic end. ‘October’ is crisp and sombre, a high-pitched melody underpinning the verses ahead

Article source: http://diymag.com/2017/04/28/little-cub-still-life-album-review

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