Cabbage – You’ve Made An Art Form (From Falling To Pieces)

Cabbage are back in our time of global crisis to share a new single – You’ve Made An Art Form (From Falling To Pieces) is three minutes of wiry, full-bodied and typically erudite new-wave-post-punk-agit-indie. Watch the band immersed in a world of heady, arts and crafts-meets-shroomy psychedelia for the single’s colourful video. Now just need to find something to fill the other twenty three hours … Continue reading Cabbage – You’ve Made An Art Form (From Falling To Pieces)

Fourteen Songs You Should Have Heard Last Week And Already This Week…

We never quite finished off our regular weekend post and already we have had new songs from the wonderful Felice Brothers, Mountain Goats and Mac DeMarco amongst others this week. So what the heck, why not mash ’em all into one (lazy) post of some great new tunes from the last 10 days. So we have. Cabbage – Torture Felice Brothers – Poor Blind Birds Big … Continue reading Fourteen Songs You Should Have Heard Last Week And Already This Week…

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Dr Roddy’s Selections

I have been absent from the house of Mackerel for a couple of years now, and have missed this time of year so it is nice to be welcomed back to the shoal. What a time to re-join, a bountiful year of boss tuneage. 10 Drenge – Bonfire Of The City Boys Always nice to receive a playlist with Drenge on it. I have loved … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Dr Roddy’s Selections

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 3 (50-26)

Into the top half of our favourite songs of the year. Here are tracks 50 through to 26. 50 Murder By Death – True Dark   Murder By Death have built a career on gothic country rockers and sun-baked desert folk, yet even after all these years they still manage to surprise and True Dark is them at their twangiest best.   49 Fontaines DC … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 3 (50-26)

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 1 (100-76)

It’s time for MM’s annual round up of our favourite songs of the year. Thanks as always go to all our regular contributors – Mrs Mackerel, Chris T Popper, the Italian Job, Polly Pocket and a very welcome return to the fold for Dr Roddy. So without further ado, lets start the countdown. 100 Cabbage – Preach To The Converted   In a year that … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 1 (100-76)

Cabbage – Smells Like Christmas

It somehow seems appropriate that a band called Cabbage, an irreverent, malevolent, and downright scuzzy band to boot, should choose to share a Christmas record. The result, Smells Like Christmas, is another addition to their catalogue of churning, scathing post-punk releases imbued with more than their usual dose of grim, observational humour and existentialist dread. This is a festive song more likely to sit somewhere … Continue reading Cabbage – Smells Like Christmas

The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 6)

Halfway through. Here are tracks 100-91 100 Cabbage – Celebration Of A Disease (2017) Simply the ultimate mix of mutated groove and indie rock. With a lineage that stretches back to the Fall and takes in The Happy Mondays and The Stone Roses, it is the latest addition to a long line of infectious, sing-along Manchester anthems.   99 Felice Brothers – Lincoln Continental (2012) The … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 6)

Live Review: Cabbage (Oxford Academy)

Cabbage. a cultivated plant eaten as a vegetable, having thick green or purple leaves surrounding a spherical heart or head of young leaves a person who leads a dull or inactive life politically energised, wryly observant, fast and furious indie band So it was that no. 2 (MM) having eaten no. 1, went, with middle sprat, to see no. 3 at the Oxford Academy. Despite … Continue reading Live Review: Cabbage (Oxford Academy)

Cabbage – Preach To The Converted

It is fair to say that Cabbage’s ‘proper’ debut album, the upcoming, marvellously titled Nihilistic Glamour Shots is high on our most anticipated releases list. We’ve already shared first single Arms Of Pleonexia and now we have the sneering, urgent, and, quite frankly, queasily brilliant album opener Preach To The Converted for your listening pleasure. Roll on the album…   Continue reading Cabbage – Preach To The Converted

New Single From Cabbage

In the week that we lost the incomparable Mark E Smith, it is perhaps fitting that our current favourite insouciant northerners return with a blistering new single of their own. Arms of Pleonexia comes from Cabbage’s debut album proper, Nihilistic Glamour Shots to be released 30th March on Infectious Music. Blending social comment with mordant black humour and a keen eye for detail, the new single is … Continue reading New Single From Cabbage