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Live Review: Cabbage at Dryden Street Social, Leicester (12/4/18)

Cabbage are one of my favourite bands out right now, a post-punk outfit from Manchester who have been blowing up the scene for a while now. After releasing stellar EP after stellar EP and then their collection "Young, Dumb & Full of..." they've quickly become a band that I hold close to my heart. With their addictive tunes and over bearing vocals and specific uniqueness, it's just brilliant. This is my fourth time seeing them and with the added tunes from their brilliant debut album "Nihilistic Glamour Shots" - it was a night to behold!

Opening with "Preach To The Converted" is genius, it's the perfect warm-up, and it got the crowd bouncing. I don't think there was a person left in the place who wasn't sweating as they bounced through tracks like "Uber Capitalist Death Trade" and new hit "Arms of Pleonexia" which were clear fan favourites!

Unfortunately, there's always that one idiot in the crowd who shouts out songs to the band - will never understand why this happens? Has a band ever actually gone ahead and started performing a song because someone shouted it? - the band had to say that they don't do requests, which clearly annoyed them as they then burst into "Dinner Lady", imagine if we'd missed one of the bangers of our life time because of him? It was a shame that they didn't perform "Network Betrayal" but I wouldn't have replaced anything on the set list for it. 
Everytime I've seen Cabbage (4 times including this gig) they've rounded off the show with "Uber Capitalist Death Trade" which is a perfect closer, but tonight they went with "Necroflat In The Palace" which worked just as well as the song builds to a boiling and lead singer Lee bestowed himself to the crowd and continued screaming into his microphone. If I've not said it a million times I'll say it again, best band around at the minute.


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