Cabbage (Hit The North Festival)
Cabbage funked up the O2 Academy for Hit The North 2018, spreading their neo post-punk, politically influenced legacy across a stacked room of lively fans.
Despite the absence of one of their guitarists, the five-piece still managed to pull off their performance with ease, giving the impression that wacky stage presence, fuzzy guitars and politically controversial lyrics was second nature to them.
Opening the set with probably their most well-known song 'Uber Capitalist Death Trade', the band immediately got the audience bouncing around.
Exotic, outrageous guitar riffs are plentiful throughout the track as they skillfully mirror the dissonant, strident lyrics.
Followed by 'Molotov Alcopop', 'Preach to The Converted' and 'Fickle', the band's punky frustrations continued to flow through every one of their songs.
Cabbage's sound consistently moved the crowd into an anarchist, disobedient mood that was electrifying. to behold
Ending the set with songs from the band's 2016 EP, 'Indispensable Pencil' and 'Necroflat in the Palace', they left the stage with the audience wanting more.
Cabbage undeniably have an overwhelming stage presence, and it always adds something special to the music when you see that the people playing it enjoy what they're doing as much as the crowd.
Hit The North hosted some great bands this year and personally I think Cabbage were one of those few bands that really blow you away.
Live performances from these guys are an experience that is second to none and stand out as a band because of who they are, how they act, what they do, and how they're influenced. The whole post-punk package.