I Was A Cub Scout play library show

It had been booked for ages, etc...

Top electro indie act I Was A Cub Scout have played a gig in a library.

The all-ages gig last night (March 21) was the latest in Lancaster Library‘s ‘Get It Loud In Libraries’ scheme, which aims to shed the library’s stuffy, geeky image and coax more youngsters through its doors.

Set up over a year ago by the library’s Stewart Parsons, ‘Get It Loud In Libraries’ is now in full swing, and has seen big names like The Long Blondes and The Crimea perform in the city.


I Was A Cub Scout , featuring Todd Marriott on vocals, keys and guitar and Will Bowerman on drums, wowed the crowd with their six-track set, which included latest single ‘I Hate Nightclubs’.

A few problems with sound (they brought their own technician) meant Marriott‘s vocals were slightly muffled throughout, but the music was strong enough to drive the lads through their set.

Between tracks, a confident Marriott engaged the crowd with some well-received friendly banter.

After the show, Parsons said: “It’s always great to book bands that reflect the grass roots indie approach of ‘Get It Loud In Libraries’. IWACS were just that.

“There were a lot of fresh faces in the crowd, which is always nice. We also had our youngest dancer at the front of the stage, a groovy three-year old.”

Marriott added: “We’ve really enjoyed it here. It’s nice to do a show where it’s a calmer environment. I’ve found it very nice and I thought it was great that it was an all-ages gig.”


The setlist was:

‘Worker Bees’

‘Part 2’

‘I Hate Nightclubs’


‘Hunter’s Daughter’

‘Pink Squares’