Premiered last night by Huw Stephens, ‘Postmodernist Caligula’ is the brilliant new single from Cabbage, available today on Infectious Music. The track is taken from the Manchester band’s debut album ‘Nihilistic Glamour Shots’, out tomorrow March 30, which contains the previous BBC 6Music play-listed singles ‘Arms Of Pleonexia’, ‘Celebration Of A Disease’ and ‘Gibraltar Ape’. Fans who pre-order the album will receive the album’s opening track, ‘Preach To The Converted’, which was recently premiered by Julie Adenuga on Beats1.
Last week, Cabbage featured in the Radio 4 documentary ‘The Art of Now: Band Politics’. The ‘Art Of Now’ series sees BBC 6Music’s Chris Hawkins look at bands at the forefront of a new wave of interest in politics, including Nadine Shah, Cabbage and Life, and considers if changes in the music industry could be shaping their political and social outlook. Listen again here www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09w14np
Next Tuesday April 3rd, Cabbage will host the ‘Nihilistic Glamour Shots’ Art Exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery. The exhibition will feature paintings, sculptures, and installations inspired by the album, plus live performance art from Kallum Nolan and a stripped back live performance by the band.
Produced by James Skelly and Rich Turvey (Blossoms, The Coral, She Drew The Gun) at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool, ‘Nihilistic Glamour Shots’ is an album that confirms Cabbage as one of the most nuanced bands in years. Equally drawn to socialist politics and mucking about, they’re devotees of both big choruses and anarchic totems like GG Allin, Genesis P Orridge and Butthole Surfers.
Cabbage formed in Mossley, a small town on the edge of the Pennines nine miles East of Manchester, in November 2015. There’s been a weight of fevered expectation around a full Cabbage album ever since their startling debut EP ‘Le Chou’ arrived at the start of 2016. Since then, the Manchester band have released 36 songs and played well over 200 gigs. While it broadens Cabbage’s sound further still from their already eclectic previous five EPs, ‘Nihilistic Glamour Shots’ also does a superb job of capturing the raw energy of their freewheeling live shows.
Cabbage recently finished the first leg of their 2018 UK tour, including a sold-out show at London’s 100 Club. They embark on further dates in April following the release of the album, with support from She Drew The Gun. On May 19th, the band will curate ‘Glamour At Thee Ritz’ at Manchester’s O2 Ritz. Starting at 5pm and headlined by Cabbage, the event across 2 rooms at The Ritz will feature PINS, The Blinders, Rhythm Method, Witch Fever, Lady Bird, Sports Team + more to be announced over the coming weeks.
April 4 Aberdeen, The Tunnels
April 5 Edinburgh, The Mash House
April 6 Kendal, Brewery Art Centre
April 7 Middlesbrough, Westgarth Social Club
April 11 York, The Crescent Community Venue
April 12 Leicester, Dryden Street Social
April 13 Norwich, Norwich Arts Centre
April 14 Coventry, Empire
April 18 Oxford O2 Academy 2
April 19 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
April 20 Brighton, Patterns
April 21 Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
Main support on all April dates (except 21st): She Drew The Gun
May 19 Manchester O2 Ritz, Cabbage Present… Glamour At Thee Ritz
Also featuring PINS, The Blinders, Rhythm Method, Witch Fever, Lady Bird, Sports Team + more to be announced