Within a few months they have cemented themselves as being something to seriously to get excited about.
And now! post-punk five-piece Cabbage have announced details of new single, Dinner Lady, The hotly-tipped Manchester band, who supported YAK on tour this week and have previously supported The Fall and Blossoms, will release Dinner Lady on 7 inch single on August 5th on Tim Burgess’s Ogenesis Recordings. The track, which was premiered on Radcliffe & Maconie’s BBC 6Music show this week, is available to stream on Spotify now here.
CABBAGE DINNER LADY
THE NEW SINGLE OUT AUGUST 5TH ON OGENESIS RECORDINGS
LIVE AT FIELD DAY FESTIVAL TOMORROW
“Cabbage are a fantastic raggle gaggle of knife and fork hair, striped pullovers and junk shop keks – and they sound like the look – just like early Fall did” John Robb, Louder Than War
“Cabbage capture the energy of the city’s (Manchester) great pop moment – that one that stretched from the late seventies to the mid-nineties, spawned at least two generations worth of bands and altered popular music forever” i-D
Cabbage are Lee Broadbent (lead vocals), Joe Martin (vocals, guitar), Eoghan Clifford (guitar), Stephen Evans (bass) and Asa Morley (drums). Dinner Lady was inspired by Joe’s experience of working in the kitchens at a public school.
“Originally scribbled on to a greasy scrap of paper, during a long shift in the canteen of a private school, ‘Dinner Lady’ began life as a poem,” he writes. “Having become disgruntled at certain over-privileged attitudes, and the assumption that one must be a ‘blithering nincompoop’ if one is to undertake such a useless role of employment, direct action was taken.
“Subsequent years followed, the poem gradually gathered dust, and the original dinner lady cursed his past. When all seemed lost, shared lead-vocalist titan and longstanding friend, Lee, declared it ‘the greatest thing since sliced bread’, and it was soon shunted into the land of performance poetry. At or around the same time, Cabbage lead guitarist, Eoghan, was charging round Manchester in search of something, anything, to complete a piece of ferocious music that was beginning to burn a hole in his withered pocket. Fate ensued, a unique collaboration was born.
The repetitive riff burns throughout, bellowing more fire than Fred Dibnah’s pride and joy, dynamically developing into a paranoid, dystopian nightmare-crescendo, destined to fry your withered brain cells.”
Catch Cabbage live tomorrow at Field Day Festival in Hackney, or one of their many summer festival appearances, which include Isle of Wight Festival, Kendal Calling, and Festival No.6:
11th Field Day, London (Jaegerhaus Stage, 12.30pm)
12th Isle of Wight Festival
23rd Blackthorne Festival
24th Bluedot, Jodrell Bank
29th Kendal Calling
6th Party In The Pines
7th Forgotten Fields
4th Festival No. 6
8th Neighbourhood Festival, Manchester
14thLeicester The Cookie
15thOxford The Bullingdon