BETTER late than never, as the old adage goes.
Mossley’s art-guitar bandits Cabbage came for us back in the heady, high summer days of August with “Get Outta My Brain”, a song about the duality of running away or getting out of your head to run away internally.
It’s a tune of which we said at the time: “It has the spirit of legendary highwayman Shaun William Ryder deep in its DNA, with bass phasing and those guitars wiry, wah-wahed, enticing, the posture and shadowy lyrical fog enveloping you.
“It has you by the scruff for three and a half minutes but this time, this time, you escape.”
And it may have arrived in the depths of December, but the lads have finally revealed the accompanying visuals; watch herein. Special respect due, I feel, to drummer Asa, for keeping the tradition of the Reni hat alive and well.
The band had this to say: “As convoluted as this may seem, our video release is a perfect reflection of the topsy-turvy, wham-bam schedules we’ve all faced in 2020.
“It is with great pleasure though that we can finally reveal our visual backdrop to ‘Get Outta My Brain’, once again crafted by GULP films, the team that brought you the whole art style to Amanita Pantherina.
“A special thank you goes to the builder we found wandering about town on a session, who helped fill the gaps and played that Dyson Hoover like no one ever has. Jordan Flanagan, we are forever in your debt. Album copies are still available to purchase. Onwards.”
You’ll be able to catch their full potency live in May, everything crossed, when the lads are unleashed from their Pennine fastness to run riot on stages from Scotland to the South West. Their last live show was in London in March for Annie Mac presents, right on the leading edge of lockdown.
Featuring a glorious homecoming to the recently reprieved Gorilla, in Manchester, and a return to Lafayette in London, the full itinerary for Cabbage’s Amanita Pantherina 2021 Tour are as follows:
Wednesday, May 5th, Nottingham, Rescue Rooms;
Thursday, May 6th, Glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut;
Friday, May 7th, Newcastle, Riverside;
Saturday, May 8th, Birmingham, The Castle & Falcon;
Thursday, May 13th, London, Lafayette;
Friday, May 14th, Manchester, Gorilla;
Saturday, May 15th, Liverpool, The New Jimmy’s;
Thursday, May 20th, Leeds, Brudenell Social Club;
Friday, May 21st, Stoke-on-Trent, The Sugarmill;
Saturday, May 22nd, Preston, The Ferret;
Thursday, May 27th, Bristol, The Fleece;
Friday, May 28th, Brighton, Patterns, and
Saturday, May 29th, Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach.
For tickets visit www.cabbageband.com
Amanita Pantherina is out now on CD and splatter vinyl. To purchase a copy, pop yourself over to their website; or you can visit any of the fine record emporia near you. Record shops are great.