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Now Hear This: Cabbage | Amanita Pantherina

I'm getting caught up on the good albums that have come out lately. Like this one.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “The green and pleasant lands above Manchester spawn a monster, as literary performance punks Cabbage descend from the misted Pennines once more with Amanita Pantherina. Older and wiser, yet unchanged in their mission, Cabbage – made up of Broadbent (vocals), Joe Martin (vocals/guitar), Eoghan Clifford (guitar), Paddy Neville (bass) and Asa Morley (drums) — bound from the studio having maintained the fizzing electricity of a band supercharged by the injustices they see in the world around them.

Amarantha Pantherina will be the first album entirely produced and recorded by Cabbage themselves, in their own Brassica Studios, whilst bringing on board long-term collaborator Chris Stockton to assist with technical levers. Having deftly documented the turbulent times of modern Britain since 2017, machine-gunning wry takes on the banal, absurd and cruel — from the Brexit non-anthem of Raus! to the prescient, pharmaceutically orientated Medicine — the band aims to remain a vital voice of the times in which we live.

Since forming in 2015, Cabbage have occupied provocative territory by promoting progressive politics and supporting charitable causes through their live shows, leading them to be featured the BBC Radio documentary The Art of Now: Band Politics. At the same time as headlining sell-out UK tours, the band played Edgeley Park with Blossoms in 2019 and launched their debut album with a one-off, specially-curated exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery.”