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“There’s nobody else matching Cabbage for innovation, imagination and fury”
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“Cabbage are the real deal” Evening Standard“…the natural heirs to the Happy Mondays’ wonky crown” Marc Riley, BBC 6Music

“It’s difficult to remember the last time a UK guitar band elicited such a wave of anticipation and excitement” Drowned In Sound

Cabbage announce new EP /festival dates and tour

‘The Extended Play Of Cruelty’ EP Tracklisting:
1. Celebration Of A Disease
2. Fraudulent Artist
3. A Network Betrayal
4. Ertrinken
5. Asa Morley

Cabbage have announced details of their forthcoming EP ‘The Extended Play Of Cruelty’, to be released on August 25th on CD, Cassette and 10 inch vinyl, and available as a digital EP from July 21st. Produced by James Skelly and Richard Turvey at Liverpool’s Parr Street Studios, the five-track EP is the Manchester band’s first release since signing to new label Infectious Music (Alt-J, Drenge, DMA’s).

“The Extended Play Of Cruelty is our revisited conquest to our pop psychological platitudes,” say Cabbage of the EP. “The deceit of man tests all in a moment of clarity and we deliver our position in a long search for Utopia. Our blend of fervent distain is focused on local frustrations, whilst celebrating those who shall rise through the ashes.”

Listen to lead track ‘Celebration Of A Disease’ here

The track was inspired by an essay on pornography by veteran Throbbing Gristle and Chris & Cosey performance artist Cosey Fanni Tutti. “Cosey talked about porn in the 70s,”explains Cabbage’s Lee Broadbent. “You’d expect it to have been a nasty business then, but she said there was something artistic about it at that time. But she says it’s now pure capitalism, where everyone – especially the women – is treated badly, that there’s no artistic platform in it. Pornography now and lad culture put massive expectations on the relationship between men and women. It creates barriers between men and women, and sends out the message to men that it’s OK to be chauvinistic. It’s the celebration of a disease.”

Cabbage’s busy summer of Festival appearances includes two shows at Glastonbury this weekend (Left Field Stage 7.30pm Friday, John Peel Stage 3.30pm Saturday), and also includes Reading & Leeds, Latitude, TRNSMT, Festival No.6 and Kendal Calling.

Having sold out every headline date they have played this year, Cabbage recently announced details of a headline tour for September & October 2017. They will be supported by Doncaster’s The Blinders, Liverpool’s Queen Zee and The Sasstones, and Proletariat, from Cabbage’s hometown of Mossley, Greater Manchester.

Cabbage will headline The Scala next Thursday 29th June.

Cabbage: Lee Broadbent (lead vocals), Joe Martin (vocals, guitar), Eoghan Clifford (guitar), Stephen Evans (bass), and Asa Morley (drums).

June 29         London Scala
June 30         Birmingham O2 Institute3
July 1             Manchester O2 Ritz
Sept 27          Holmfirth, Picturedrome *
Sept 28          Preston, 53 Degrees *
Sept 29          Stockton, Ku Bar *
Sept 30          Leeds, Live Art Bistro *
Oct 6              Peterborough, The Met Lounge **
Oct 11            Dundee, Church **
Oct 12            Dunfermline, PJ Molloys **
Oct 13            Darlington, Inside Out (Darlington) **
Oct 14            Barrow, The Drawing Room **
Oct 17            Norwich, Norwich Arts Centre *
Oct 18            Bedford, Bedford Esquires *
Oct 19            Stowmarket, John Peel Centre for Creative Arts *
Oct 20            Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms *
Oct 21            Buckley, The Tivoli ** The Blinders (Main Support), Queen Zee and The Sasstones (Opener)
** Queen Zee and The Sasstones (Main Support), Proletariat (Opener)FESTIVAL DATES
June 23          Glastonbury Festival – Left Field Stage 7.30pm
June 24          Glastonbury Festival – John Peel Stage 3.30pm
June 25          Netherlands: Down The Rabbit Hole
July 6             Spain: Bilbao BBK Live
July 8             TRNSMT Festival
July 14           Latitude Festival.
July 15           The Beat Herder Festival
July 21           Deer Shed Festival
July 22           Tramlines Festival
July 23           Truck Festival
July 28           Kendal Calling
July 29           Standon Calling
July 30           Y Not Festival
August 5        Wirral: Skeleton Coast Festival.
August 6        Twycross, Wales: 110 Above Festival.
August 11       Italy: Ypsigrock Festival.
August 26       Reading Festival.
August 27       Leeds Festival.
Sept 1             Bingley Festival
Sept 9             Festival No. 6
Sept 15           Derbyshire: Rec Rock Festival.
Sept 16           Blackburn: Confessional Festival
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