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Cabbage are Lee Broadbent (lead vocals), Joe Martin (vocals, guitar), Eoghan Clifford (guitar), Stephen Evans (bass) and Asa Morley (drums). With “the black humour of Buzzcocks, the surrealism of Happy Mondays, the haircuts of various Stone Roses” (i-D), Cabbage are a semi-controlled riot of tunes, energy and opinions. NME described their debut EP ‘Le Chou’ as “five twisted post-punk slinkers stuffed with explicit lyrics and Jack White levels of rage” while The Guardian suggested that “they’re hell-bent on filling the current vacancy for rock’n’roll commentator on Brexit Britain.”
Cabbage have just played Glastonbury 2017, twice:
“Every songs drips melody and wonk pop chorus brilliance and its rare you get to see a crowd singing along to songs about the NHS and the fucked up world twisted with a surreal leer. Cabbage somehow mix a dirty seaside postcard sense of humour witha gimlet eye for social issues. There are pearls of truth in their madness. Cabbage are far smarter than they let you believe and the songs are perfect diamonds of weird groove, dark theatricals and punkish rushes. Their upcoming debut album is going to be a landmark release of gutter poet genius.” John Robb, louderthanwar.com
With a collective desire to express themselves creatively, artistically, and in a semi rebellious – but ultimately meaningful nature – Cabbage are here to fight for all that’s good. Oliver Rodrigues in 1825 said: “The power of the arts is indeed the most immediate and fastest way to social, political and economic reform,” and Cabbage join and submerge in that struggle and inevitable victory.
“Welcome to the church of Cabbage. Lettuce pray” – i-D Magazine
“It’s refreshing and bizarre” – Far Out Magazine
“It’s a brilliant track whose madcap motif, regenerates and reverberates through the garage, post-punk rebellion” – The Manc Review
“Noisy Mancunian tripped out post punk genius” – Louder Than War
“Cabbage are the natural heirs to the Happy Mondays’ wonky crown” – Marc Riley
Cabbage were included in the BBC Music ‘Sound of 2017’ longlist.