Review | Cabbage – Nihilistic Glamour Shots

Rating: 7.5/10

By Laarib Khan

Cabbage stormed the soundwaves in early 2016 with the release of their debut E.P ‘Le Chou’ and have not stopped since, with 36 songs under their belt and well over 200 shows played, we are now blessed with their eagerly anticipated debut album ‘Nihilistic Glamour Shots’.

The indie-rock entourage, comprising of Lee Broadbent, Joe Martin, Eoughan Clifford, Asa Morley and Stephen Evans, hail from Mossley, Tamerside, just East of Manchester.

Produced by none other than The Coral’s James Skelly, ‘Nihilistic Glamour Shots’ confirms Cabbage’s astounding musical and lyrical ability. The album completely encapsulates the band’s identity and spirit.

Cabbage serve us wacky and waggish song titles to start; ‘Obligatory Castration’ and ‘Reptiles State Funeral’ just to name a few; followed by an entree of satirical lyrics with a sprinkle of politics, anarchy, angst and wit and a side of brash guitars and uncompromising drum sounds, creating an excellently orchestrated listening piece.

With untimely anthems like ‘Arms of Pleonexia’ and ‘Disinfect Us’, it is impossible to find fault with this debut. It has certainly left us hungry for more!