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Cabbage announce UK tour before release of new album Amanita Pantherina

Posted on 22 Sep 2020 at 8:28am

Cabbage have announced the details of a UK tour shortly before the release of their new album Amanita Pantherina on September 25th.

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Live4ever Interview: Cabbage talk survival and releasing new album Amanita Pantherina during lockdown

Posted on 17 Sep 2020 at 7:40am

The big splash that changed all our lives in the spring is still causing ripples.

As has been thoroughly discussed and debated, gigs are off the agenda so musicians have had to be more creative in their thinking, be it live streams in lieu of concerts or just as promotion for a new album. Which is all well and good for those that can, but what about the artists that were in a precarious position beforehand?

Post-punks (for want of a better moniker) Cabbage were unfortunate enough to be on the back-foot anyway, having changed labels since the release of their debut album Nihilistic Glamour Shots. Its follow-up Amanita Pantherina has been gathering dust on the shelf for the best part of a year; “We finished it last year, towards the end,” co-frontman Joe Martin tells Live4ever. “October, November it was finished and then it was supposed to come out in May. Obviously, it couldn’t come out so that was a pain in the arse, but hey-ho.”

Did the enforced break perhaps allow time to make adjustments? Unfortunately not. “We had more time to work on artwork, but the bulk of the music had already been done and mastered. We’ve always released music constantly, so this is the longest it’s been without releasing any, which is just bizarre for us.” Speaking of bizarre, what of the unusual album title? “It’s a poisonous mushroom. We were mulling around for ages, and someone came up with that! As an analogy, it’s big and colourful but on the inside it’s quite venomous and poisonous.”

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Cabbage launch new album Amanita Pantherina with first single Get Outta My Brain

Posted on 05 Aug 2020 at 12:24pm

Cabbage have launched their new album Amanita Pantherina today with its first single Get Outta My Brain.

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Cabbage release new single You’ve Made An Art Form (From Falling To Pieces)

Posted on 26 Mar 2020 at 7:44am

Cabbage have released a new track, their first since last year’s standalone single Torture.

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Cabbage’s new single Torture gets first play, UK tour unveiled

Posted on 28 Feb 2019 at 10:36am

Steve Lamacq gave a first play to Cabbage‘s new single on BBC 6Music yesterday.

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Live4ever’s Best of 2018: The Music Videos

Posted on 31 Dec 2018 at 4:00am

Our 2018 retrospective series ends today with the countdown of Live4ever’s 20 favourite music videos featured on these pages during the past 12 months.

Our publisher and Primetime Emmy Award (Visual Effects) winning founder Paul Bachmann has been looking out especially for cinematography, visuals, production value, editing, concept and adaption.

Cabbage detail year-end gig in Manchester

Posted on 06 Dec 2018 at 12:21pm

Cabbage will see out 2018 with a gig at Night People in Manchester on December 19th.

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Cabbage release Postmodernist Caligula video

Posted on 18 May 2018 at 10:15am

Cabbage have released a video for Postmodernist Caligula – the most recent track from their savage debut album Nihilistic Glamour Shots.

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Photos: Cabbage close to home during Live At Leeds 2018

Posted on 08 May 2018 at 12:50pm

Live4ever’s coverage from Live At Leeds 2018, courtesy of Gary Mather, continues today with Cabbage.

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Album Review: Cabbage – Nihilistic Glamour Shots

Posted on 26 Mar 2018 at 9:32am

The death of Mark E. Smith created an odd vector of dewy-eyed nostalgia amongst journalists and fellow musicians of a certain age, but whilst much of the eulogies focused on his lack of suitability as an employer and the personality tics which made observing him in later years feel almost perverse, much less attention was paid to the nature of his legacy.

Part of this was because The Fall were such a conjunction of obdurate tensions, a smorgasbord which saw them veer gleefully between the brilliant and the banal, that trad off being the odd Brix-inspired period of chart habitation in the 1980s, to Smith’s constant obsession with always having new/old product to confront us with.

Perhaps a less acknowledged role was that of that of the grubby raconteur as an accidental visionary; The Fall themselves were able to make him an almost begrudged living in spite of their ever tightening niche, but his arrogance, refusal to compromise and legendary peth are now, importantly, beacons for a generation of bands who regard music as more a form of communicated expression than an opportunity to make a few quid and have a bit of a laugh.

A quintet from the Pennine-nestling town of Mossley, Cabbage aren’t related to Smith’s nebulous cloud of unthink in any other way than Fat White Family, Shame or Idles are, but their disparate threads are all united by the goal of taking as much from their audience as they give, being against passivity whilst revelling in the ambiguous and absurd. They’re fun too.

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