Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Watch :: Cabbage release video for 'Arms Of Pleonexia'
Words: Sam Geary
Cabbage have unveiled the video for their new single ‘Arms Of Pleonexia’, about the international arms trade.
The cinematic black & white clip, directed by long-time collaborator Dom Foster, is intentionally disturbing.
“The video is an opportunist representation of how our simplistic, questionable minds view the odious backdrop of the arms trade and the delicate situation of political control that arises tensions all over the world," say the band. "Catch 22 in layman's terms. The tensions not only exist in public safety and international bravado but is increasingly called upon in culture which reflects in our song and video. Lee and Joe, although their hairlines and blemishes are in high definition, are metaphorical states. With such institutions controlled by excessive greed, this inevitably leads to decisions that have huge detrimental effect. There are no winners in the arms trade. There are no winners in the video.”
‘Arms Of Pleonexia’ is taken from Cabbage’s James Skelly and Rich Turvey (Blossoms, The Coral, She Drew The Gun)-produced debut album ‘Nihilistic Glamour Shots’, out on March 30 through Infectious Music.