The incendiary Greater Manchester musical satirists Cabbage have outgrown their patch by gaining national recognition via a Sound Of 2017 nomination. Born and bred in Tameside, the quintet have quipped their way into wider public consciousness, following the lead of satellite townies Blossoms by favouring cocksure lyricism and growling guitars.
It’s been quite a year for Cabbage, who released their debut EP, Le Chou via lo-fi label Play and Record Records, in January to local critical acclaim. The band have since signed with Ogenesis, Charlatan Tim Burgess’s label, and gained traction in the mainstream media as the northern answer to the oi polloi social gritiques of Fat White Family and Sleaford Mods.
Tearing up stages from Neighbourhood Festival to Ruby Lounge, their future looks lively, with a February headlining tour and trip around the UK as Blossoms tour support in March to look forward to, as well as hitting an Old Trafford Cricket Ground audience for six in support of Courteeners in May.
Cabbage are joined on the list by fellow guitar rockers The Amazons, as well as a diverse platter of singer-songwriters, rappers, soul singers and electro pop hopefuls, from Anderson .Paak to Nadia Rose.
Cabbage next play in Manchester at Gorilla on Saturday 11 February, 2017.