Scan the best-selling singles of 2012 and the dominance of RnB and dance music is immediately obvious. But in terms of underground hype, few bands of the past 12 months have matched the fevered buzz that's followed London foursome Savages.
They only played their first gig in January 2012 - but almost immediately, critics were enraptured by Savages' studied post-punk squall. Their sound mightn't qualify as new in the 21st century, but it's a compelling, expertly controlled noise: faithful to their influences while offering something fresh, too.
Those who lived through the era of Siouxsie and the Banshees and Joy Division will certainly get a nostalgic kick out of Savages' tracks like Husbands, Flying to Berlin and I Am Here. And with spiky guitar motifs and passionate lyricism as relevant today as it was in the 70s, this quartet could make the charts a Happy House for artists of their ilk again.
- Clips (5)Latest ClipSavages - Glastonbury highlights
- TracksLast Played on BBC
- Events6 Jun - Victoria Park, London, UK
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- Savages - Glastonbury highlightshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01dk6q3.jpg2013-07-31T21:30:00ZHighlights of Savages' John Peel stage set at Glastonbury 2013.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/42d72c29-8a7a-4c88-89ed-a2ca25d40284?clipfocus=p01dk6q6Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 5 mins
Savages - Glastonbury highlights
- Savages chat to Nemonehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p018wg76.jpg2013-06-09T12:00:00ZSavages were live with Nemone - hear the full interview and session track clips.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/42d72c29-8a7a-4c88-89ed-a2ca25d40284?clipfocus=p018wglfSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 10 mins
Savages chat to Nemone
- Savages: Manifestos In Musichttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0197fkb.jpg2013-05-19T08:40:00ZJehnny Beth, lead singer of Savages, discusses musical manifestos with Mary Anne Hobbs.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/42d72c29-8a7a-4c88-89ed-a2ca25d40284?clipfocus=p0197fkdSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 4 mins
Savages: Manifestos In Music
- Savages - Live session and interview with Marc Rileyhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02ch4dg.jpg2012-06-29T20:00:00ZHear clips from Savages' live session and their full interview with Marc Riley.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/42d72c29-8a7a-4c88-89ed-a2ca25d40284?clipfocus=p00tbbc2Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 8 mins
Savages - Live session and interview with Marc Riley
- Savages perform Husbands at Hackney Weekend 2012http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00v7x8k.jpg2012-06-28T12:43:00ZExciting all-female punk four-piece Savages perform Husbands on the BBC Introducing Stage.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/42d72c29-8a7a-4c88-89ed-a2ca25d40284?clipfocus=p00vftd5Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 3 mins
Savages perform Husbands at Hackney Weekend 2012
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