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).
CABBAGE, HEADLINE DATES:
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)
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 Festiva