Words: Ellie Ward
With their debut album out this Friday, plus a few signings and an art exhibition next week, there's not much rest for Cabbage.
Cabbage launch their ‘Nihilistic Glamour Shots’ Art Exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery on Tuesday April 3. The exhibition will feature paintings, sculptures, and installations inspired by their debut album ‘Nihilistic Glamour Shots’, plus live performance art from Kallum Nolan and a stripped back live performance by the band themselves, who announced it thus:
Dear the internet and all those semi conscious. It gives us great pleasure to announce ‘Nihilistic Glamour Shots: Art Exhibition’ on Tuesday 3rd April. We will host an evening at Manchester Art Gallery where we will reveal the autopsy of our debut record and produce pieces ranging from performance art, paintings, sculptures and installations that coincide with each track on the album. The experiment itself will be documented by our dear lens coordinator Kallum Nolan and all members will be taking part in the performance. The evening will also us performing a live stripped back show. There are a limited amount of tickets due to the size of the venue so to all who find a deep interest in scrap books and bathtubs make haste for the tickets. Keep yer eyes peeled for more information. MUA! x
Cabbage also recently featured a Radio 4 documentary ‘The Art of Now: Band Politics’. The ‘Art Of Now’ series sees BBC 6Music’s Chris Hawkins look at bands at the forefront of a new wave of interest in politics, including Nadine Shah, Cabbage and Life, and considers if changes in the music industry could be shaping their political and social outlook. The documentary aired on March 22. See more here.
The band's debut album ‘Nihilistic Glamour Shots’ is released on March 30 on Infectious Music.
Their tour kicks off on April 4 - see poster below - preceded by three in-store appearances.
Thursday March 29 - London Rough Trade East
Friday March 30 - Rough Trade Bristol
Sunday April 1 - Rough Trade Nottingham
Click here for tickets all gigs.