Listen to new song 'Death of a Football Manager'
24th April 2017
With their debut album Still Life released this Friday 28th April on Domino, south London trio Little Cub have shared another song from the album in ‘Death of a Football Manager’. Listen to it now below.
Following the album’s lead single ‘Too Much Love’ and the recently shared ‘Hypnotise’, ‘Death of a Football Manager’ again showcases the band’s deft hand for electronic pop production, interwoven with vocalist Dominic Gore’s subtly hard-hitting lyricism. Gore says of the song : -
“I wanted to write about the tragedy surrounding the death of former Wales manager Gary Speed. I was a big fan of his when I was a kid and his suicide was a massive shock to a lot of people. Not least because it seems so incongruous in the escapism and Sturm and Drang of being a sporting fan for something to happen that is genuinely tragic. I have always been encapsulated by the narratives that surround Football often more than watching the games themselves and particularly now it is possible to have almost 24-hour access to these threads via social media, blogs and news outlets it feels more like a soap opera than ever. I wanted to write a song about Football that wasn't a chant, that was about its meaning to people who are unable to express emotions in any other way.”
Little Cub will support the release of Still Life with live dates including slots at this year’s Stag and Dagger, The Great Escape, Dot To Dot and Latitude festivals and a special headline date at London’s The Lexington on Tuesday May 9th to celebrate the album’s release.
Sunday 30th April | Stag and Dagger Festival, Glasgow, UK
Tuesday 9th May | The Lexington, London, UK
Thursday 18th May – Saturday 20th May | The Great Escape Festival, Brighton, UK
Friday 26th May – Sunday 30th May | Dot To Dot Festival, Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham, UK
Thursday 13th July – Sunday 16th July | Latitude Festival, Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk, UK
Wednesday 19th July – Magnolia Estate, Milan, Italy (w/ FOALS)
Still Life was produced by Little Cub and mixed by the band, Oli Bayston (Boxed In) and Alexis Smith. It will be released on limited deluxe 12” gold vinyl, including album download card plus seven bonus remixes by the band, via Domino Mart, CD and digitally.
Still Life album track list
Too Much Love
Death Of A Football Manager