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22nd October 2016

Cape Cub and Amy May Ellis

Artist's website: Cape Cub / Amy May Ellis

Cape Cub tracks can also be heard here: https://soundcloud.com/capecub


Cape Cub has that rare ability of being able to craft stripped-back sounds that are minimal, striking, but most importantly, stunning. Heavily backed by Radio One, and one of the standout stars of Great Escape last year, he is certainly one not to miss.

Cape Cub (aka Chad Male), and his band will be performing just two days after the release of their new EP 6am. It is the follow-up to this year's rapturously received, Closer, and is produced by Cam Blackwood (George Ezra, London Grammar, Florence and the Machine),. The new EP pushes boundaries with glittering synth riffs and a fiery chorus offering more than a hint of the potential he has to fill arenas the world over.

Where the Closer EP - heavily supported by Radio 1's Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart and now streamed over one million times on Spotify alone - drew upon Chad's attachment to the stunning landscape and industrial decline around his home in the remote coastal village Marske-by-the-Sea, 6am absorbs more human themes: growing up and moving on, fighting the loss of youthful optimism, pursuing long-term ambitions, all whilst trying to maintain vital friendships and family ties.

Speaking of 'All I Need', Chad said, "This is me saying 'things don't feel too good right now, I don't even know what's going on, but without you it'd be so much worse'."

He has been the subject of a lot of music industry attention in recent times and it’s easy to see why. With his Soundcloud streams already topping a quarter of a million, don’t be surprised to see Cape Cub being talked about for the BBC’s Sound Of 2017.


Support comes from Amy May Ellis Music, a young and very talented singer-songwriter from North Yorkshire.


'The kind of voice that just wraps you up into a kind of emotional embrace, forcing you to stop thinking, start dreaming, making you teary too. You don’t know why, you just are. It just strikes that chord in your heart.' -

Coralie, time out blogger

'This precious, magical North York Moors songwriter quietly takes the breath away'

Charles Hutchinson, The York Press