GIG: CABBAGE #005

Thursday 27th April 2017

Venue: Dingwalls, Camden, London

Nearest Tube Station: Camden Town (Northern Line)

After a media shitstorm regarding Cabbage’s lead singer Lee Broadbent being accused of ‘sexually assaulting’ a fan in the front row of their recent support slot for Kasabaian, I pre meditated a big response from the band.

The Dingwalls was a new venue to me and I loved the levels and intimacy it brought to this show. With ‘Cabij’ taped to the front of the bass drum and a mixed crowd on the +14 event, the Greater Manchester band ploughed through their debut album ‘Young, Dumb and Full Of…’. Signed to Skeleton Key Records, an independent record label set up by ‘The Corals’ James Skelly who also produced the debut album.

Co frontman Joe Martin was a stand out performer from the bands highly anticipated gig with his intensity and frontman demeanour. The band then mixing it up with older song and fan favourite ‘Dinner Lady’, I felt a little let down as they missed out on playing my favourite from the album ‘The Road to Wigan Pier’. They made it up to me with the standout tune from the album and ‘Terrorist Synthesiser’. An all round great show with the exception of some crowd trouble from middle aged men thinking they could throw elbows about in a +14 show, a band I’d been eager to see for a while didn’t disappoint.

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