Brisbane, Australia’s Cub Scouts announced a name change today to "Cub Sport", to avoid a possible legal dispute with the Scouts Association of Australia.
Despite using the name for over two years (including during a live performance for the Scouts at their Jamboree earlier this year), the increasing profile of the band from their new EP Paradise both here and overseas caused the leaders in the Scouting movement concern, requesting the band cease the use of its name.
Taking the challenge in their stride, Cub Sport has their first official release under the new name, the video clip for "Paradise" which is launched today. The single and EP have already become the biggest in the band’s career, launching at this year’s internationally recognized Splendour in the Grass.
"It is a shame to lose the name we’ve worked so hard over the last few years building, but as we make our inroads to the US and UK markets, it’s important that we make the change now," said Cub Sport singer Tim Nelson. "We’re pretty positive about it all to be honest. The new name sounds so cool it needs a racing stripe and for our fans, we continue to be and will always be the Cubbies."
Cub Sport made their first trip overseas earlier this year, with a successful set at the UK’s Great Escape festival as well as shows in Europe and South East Asia. Their previous EP Told You So also climbed to the top 20 in the CMJ US college radio charts with plans for the Paradise EP to be released in the back quarter of 2013.