“This is what I do, it’s pretty much the only thing I’m any good at. Everything else I’m good at is really, really bad for you…. don’t write that… no you can if you want, fuck it”. Welcome to the world of Dave McCabe, and his Ramifications.
McCabe is impossible to pin down, and in loads of ways indefinable. For a decade he was the frontman and main songwriter in seminal Liverpool psych-pop legends The Zutons. Garnering both critical and perhaps surprising commercial success along the way, including penning one of the biggest songs of the millennium so far (“Valerie”, a hit both for The Zutons and also for Mark Ronson with Amy Winehouse’s ubiquitous cover version).