Tuesday, 10 April 2018

"How long 'til we take responsibility?"

Another brilliant new release is the debut album (proper) by madcap Mancunians Cabbage. I think it may have been Swiss Adam who brought their name to my attention two or three years ago. Shortly after I caught them supporting Yak in front of a few dozen people at a tiny Cardiff venue. They were chaotic, exhuberant and a little bit weird - all very good things. Since then, they've released a clutch of EPs and singles and been touted as one of the most exciting new bands in Britain. They're certainly one of the most confrontational, socially-aware and political bands around, in a time where most artists sing about nothing in particular while the country's being ripped apart by Tories, white nationalists and an agenda-ridden media.

Arms Of Pleonexia is a song that's getting stuck in my head quite a bit, but the whole album (entitled 'Nihilistic Glamour Shots') is definitely worth a listen if you like something a little more hard-hitting and challenging than bearded blokes with acoustic guitars and synths. I should at this point say that some people (bearded blokes with acoustic guitars and synths, perhaps?) may find this video a little disturbing. Diddums...

Sadly, in answer to the question the band poses, I fear if "we" ever will...

1 comment:

  1. It's hard to believe that they're only now releasing their debut LP, it feels as if they've been around for a long time. Impressive stuff.