As the rabble-rousing five-piece plan to descend upon Merseyside soon, Getintothis‘ David Hall looks at a band most acts aren’t a patch on.
One of the most passionately-touted and hotly-tipped new bands in the UK are set for a date in a Liverpool basement, in Hardman Street’s intimate The Magnet venue. Cabbage are the Manchester five-piece on everyone’s lips, playing an old school brand of confrontational punk.
Working their way up from sold-out debut Le Chou, followed by the frenzied attack of latest EP Uber Capitalist Death Trade, Cabbage are well on the way to a full-length album.
Now a newly-announced trawl through the nation’s shoebox venues is a surefire way to build up a stringent fanbase. Support slots with the likes of Blossoms can similarly have done Cabbage‘s development no harm.
Playing what the band themselves term as “an idiosyncratic, satirical attack in the form of discordant neo post-punk”, Cabbage are not short on brash attitude. Support comes in the form of the equally bolshy swagger of local proto-punks Psycho Comedy and the spacey echo of FUSS, both increasingly making a name for themselves on the Merseyside live scene.
If the nation’s tastemakers are to believed, this could be the last time Cabbage could be caught in such a small venue, so Evol gives Liverpool chance to see tomorrow’s act today.
Cabbage play The Magnet on Friday, November 4, doors 7:30pm.
October 20: The New Adelphi Club, Hull
October 21: Social Bar, Doncaster
October 22: The Ferret, Preston
October 27: Sixty Million Postcards, Bournemouth
October 28: The Ruby Lounge, Manchester
October 29: Kasbah, Coventry
November 3: The Venue, Derby
November 4: The Magnet, Liverpool
November 5: Blind Tiger, Bolton
November 10: Purple Turtle, Reading
November 11: The Green Door Store, Brighton
November 12: The Underground, Plymouth
November 17: Stereo, Glasgow
November 18: Ku-bar, Stockton-on-tees
November 19: The Sugarmill, Stoke On Trent
November 24: The Old Blue Last, London
December 17: O2 Academy, Birmingham