Cape Cub wrings emotions with ‘Closer’ video

Marske-by-the-Sea producer is making his mark with a debut EP, out this month.

Every weekday, DIY’s new music know-it-all Neu brings you one essential new release to get obsessed with. Today’s Neu Pick comes from Cape Cub.Cape Cub’s music goes straight for the gut. Emotional, no-strings-attached giants are penned in spades, and first step ‘Closer’ suggests he’s going straight for the charts. In a more esablished act’s bands, ‘Closer’ would be a monster hit without any second thought, plugged into oblivion before taking over the world. Coldplay’s gap-year-gone-wrong latest could do like a track like this. If Ed Sheeran had his mitts on it, he’d be selling millions more. Thankfully, it’s emerged from the mind of a Marske-by-the-Sea producer, also known as Chad Male. With his knowhow, instead of this being a traditional, gut-wrenching ballad, it’s a playful pop gem, schooled in the same production you’ll find from the likes of Wet and Aquilo. The track’s just landed a new video, directed by Adam Mendum. It documents new love, a fleeting headrush that can disappear as quickly as it starts. The whole thing’s set in a gloomy, wintry English setting. We’ve got the first play, below. Get ‘Closer’ on iTunes here. Headline UK dates below: MARCH 26 Stockton, Stockton Calling 28 Bristol, The Louisiana 29 Manchester, The Castle Hotel 30 London, The Waiting Room APRIL 21 Newcastle, The Cluny 2 30 Leeds, Live at Leeds MAY 08 Darlington, Hole in the Wall 26 Middlesborough, Westgarth Social Club

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