Every year the people at BBC asks a panel of 170 critics, bloggers, DJs, and broadcasters to pick their three favorite new musical acts, the people who they think are going to be a big deal in the very near future.
There is one from the 15 acts that is in the long-list which I couldn’t help but noticed and caught my attention.
It is the pithy, political post-punk band called Cabbage from Manchester UK.
Here is some info about them:
With songs about North Korea and Donald Trump, Cabbage would run the risk of being pigeon-holed as a political band… if it wasn’t for their filthy sense of humour.
“We think it’s such a waste that bands have a platform to say things and just don’t” says Martin, whose poetry is inspired by “the bard of Salford”, John Cooper Clark.
The band were born in the northern town of Mossley, and have gained a reputation for their raucous, incendiary live shows: Martin’s stage antics have even been compared to Iggy Pop.
But they don’t take themselves too seriously, hence their vegetable-based nomenclature: “It’s the best anti-band name and sums us up completely.
With a handful of EPs released.
They recently released Terrorist Synthesizer.
Have a listen to the title track.
Also they have a cover of Nancy Sinatra’s These Boots Are Made For Walkin’