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The Pad Presents / Cabbage / The Blinders / Queen Zee

October 18, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm


CABBAGE – The Blinders – Queen Zee and the Sasstones – Wednesday 18th October at Bedford Esquires.

We’re very pleased to announce that we have (finally!) secured a date with Cabbage on their October UK tour, with ridiculously strong support from The Blinders and Queen Zee & The Sasstones!

Cabbage headlined our stage at Levels Festival in luton last year and have since become the hottest band in the UK, selling out every single date on their tour earlier this year. This one will sell out, so make sure you pick up tockets in advance.

Manchester based five piece Politburo, serving up an idiosyncratic, satirical attack in the form of discordant neo post-punk.

With a collective desire to express themselves creatively, artistically, and in a semi rebellious – but ultimately meaningful nature – Cabbage are here to fight for all that’s good. Oliver Rodrigues in 1825 said: “The power of the arts is indeed the most immediate and fastest way to social, political and economic reform,” and Cabbage join and submerge in that struggle and inevitable victory.

On Friday 30th September Cabbage released their new four-track EP ‘Uber Capitalist Death Trade’ on James Skelly’s Skeleton Key Records, the original home of Blossoms and home of She Drew the Gun. The EP is the first of three upcoming EP releases by the hotly-tipped Manchester five-piece, with the second EP due next month. ‘Uber Capitalist Death Trade EP’ follows the recent single ‘Dinner Lady’, released as a 7 inch on Tim Burgess’s Ogenesis Recordings.

Cabbage are Lee Broadbent (lead vocals), Joe Martin (vocals, guitar), Eoghan Clifford (guitar), Stephen Evans (bass) and Asa Morley (drums). With “the black humour of Buzzcocks, the surrealism of Happy Mondays, the haircuts of various Stone Roses” (i-D), Cabbage are a semi-controlled riot of tunes, energy and opinions. NME described their debut EP ‘Le Chou’ as “five twisted post-punk slinkers stuffed with explicit lyrics and Jack White levels of rage” while The Guardian suggested that “they’re hell-bent on filling the current vacancy for rock’n’roll commentator on Brexit Britain.”


Tickets are £13 advance, on sale Friday 9th June at 10am here:

Tickets also available from our local outlets Esquires, Slide Record Shop and Marios Hair Design.

This is a 14+ ages show, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult.


October 18, 2017
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm


The Pad Presents
C/O Esquires, 60a Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom


The Pad Presents