Cabbage - Glamour At Thee Ritz

Cabbage - Glamour At Thee Ritz

Cabbage’s upcoming show, Glamour At Thee Ritz is shaping up to one of the events of the year with a truly classic line up of Manchester bands. Fellow Mossleyites Afghan Sand Gang are the latest band to be added to the bill. Nigel Carr checks out the line-up for Louder Than War.

Afghan Sand Gang

Combining elements of so-called Krautrock and indie in to a deep groove electronic Shoegaze. Described by Lee Broadbent from Cabbage as “They are infectious to the point it’s indescribable”. John Robb made them our new band of the day here:

Toxic Foreplay

Lady Bird

Riff heavy three-piece punk band formed out of Tunbridge Wells. Stripped back, raw with rapped overlay.

Lady Bird – Spoons

Sports Team

London’s Sports Team slightly wonkier off-beat indie-punk with a big Cave type vocal

Beverley Rose

Witch Fever

Incendiary four-piece punk band from Manchester known for wild on-stage antics. We interviewed the band here:


The Rhythm Method

London based duo with a lighter, popper funk-soul feel, with a big voice.

Something For The Weekend


Manchester five-piece indie punk with a DIY ethic – two albums in and as fresh as ever. Sam Lambert interviewed them for Louder Than War here:

Serve The Rich

The Blinders

Louder Than War favourites with a string of visceral ‘punkadelic’ singles behind them on the cusp of major success. Their Gavin Monaghan produced debut album is due to drop late Autumn. They are hotly tipped for major success. We reviewed them at The Deaf Institute, Manchester.

Latest Single – L’etat C’est Moi


The subject of almost blanket coverage on Louder Than War, Mossley’s finest are riding the wave of a number 21 debut album in Nihilistic Glamour Shots launched at Manchester’s Art Gallery last month. They have curated one of the strongest line-ups into what is now surely classed as a mini festival! Get there early, doors open at 5 with a curfew at 11pm!

Review of album launch:

Arms Of Pleonexia


Cabbage are on FacebookTwitter and their website is  where you can buy the album on signed CD and various editions of signed vinyl!

Tickets for the May 19th show at Manchester’s O2 Ritz can be bought here:

All words by Nigel Carr. More writing by Nigel on Louder Than War can be found in his Author’s archive. You can find Nigel on Twitter and Facebook and his own Website.

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Nigel is Interviews & Features Editor at Louder Than War, freelance writer and reviewer. He has a huge passion for live music and is a strong supporter of the Manchester music scene. With a career in eCommerce, Nigel is a Digital Marketing consultant and runs his own agency, Carousel Projects specialising in SEO and PPC. He is also co-owner and Editor at M56 Media/Hale & Altrincham Life, and a Presenter & Station Manager on Louder Than War Radio.


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