Cabbage are on typically outspoken form on their new EP. Previously they’ve told their quiche-wanking tales on ‘Dinner Lady’ and called for “death to Donald Trump” on ‘Free Steven Avery’. Now their new four-track release, ‘Necroflat In The Palace’, takes aim at the Royal corgis, the shocking cover-up of Hillsborough, and proudly proclaims the North of England the “North Republic of Communist England“.
Not only are they feeling gobby, but it also might be their most cohesive work to date. Vicious title track ‘Necroflat In The Palace’ squirms with post-punk rage, and is aided by the defiant chant of “I was born in the NHS, I wanna die in the NHS“. What the hell is a Necroflat, you ask? Beats us.
‘Grim Up North Korea’ isn’t far behind. Earlier this year singer Lee Broadbent explained that the song “is about going over to North Korea and figuring out how Kim Jong Un runs his business over there, and bringing it over here and creating a Northern Republican of Communist England”. If the premise sounds bizarre then the finished product certainly is. There are references to their new great leader, as well as a confrontational bark towards the police for the Hillsborough disaster cover-up and the fracking of Yorkshire, all set to a sleazy and slinking guitars and hushed vocals.
Here’s how the Manchester group have explained their new EP:
“EXHIBIT B. Man’s being is non-finite in that existence continues beyond death both bodily and spiritually, however not as a disembodied soul. Those wretched hands that destroyed our nation’s soul have been posthumously vilified and sent straight to hell. But there are positives. Self-awareness is key to cognitive dissonance and the true land of the North will be freed by the North Republic of Communist England. Join us as Paul Gascoigne leads us into freedom. It’s no longer grim up North!!!”
‘Necroflat In The Palace’ EP is available to buy and stream now.
See Cabbage’s tour dates below:
Manchester, Ruby Lounge (October 28)
Coventry, Kasbah (29)
Derby, The Venue (November 3)
Liverpool, Magnet (4)
Bolton, Blind Tiger (5)
Reading, Purple Turtle (10)
Brighton, Green Store Door (11)
Plymouth, Underground (12)
Glasgow, Stereo (17)
Stockton on Tees, Ku (18)
Stoke, Sugarmill (19)
London, The Old Blue Last (24)