Savages Biography (BBC)
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.
Savages Biography (Wikipedia)
Savages are a London-based post-punk revival, noise rock band, formed in 2011. Their debut album, Silence Yourself was released on May 6, 2013 via Matador Records. It reached number 19 in the UK Albums Chart in May 2013, and was critically acclaimed. It peaked at number 5 on Irish and UK Independent Albums Chart, and at number 13 on US Billboard Independent Albums. The band's sophomore album Adore Life, was released on January 22, 2016.
- Glastonbury - Savageshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03zdhcj.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03zdhcj.jpg2016-06-24T10:00:00.000ZBringing a whirl of noise and fuzz, post-punk foursome Savages liven up the Park Stage.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03yr5t2
Glastonbury - Savages
- Savages - City's Full (Later Archive 2012)http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03syqx7.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03syqx7.jpg2016-05-03T11:44:00.000ZSavages perform City's Full on Later... with Jools Holland in 2012.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03syr6l
Savages - City's Full (Later Archive 2012)
- Savageshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03jd9v5.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03jd9v5.jpg2016-03-15T23:59:00.000ZHighlights of Savages's set at 6 Music Festival 2016http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03m564n
- Savages interviewed by Tom Ravenscroft at the 6 Music Festival in Bristolhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03jw9c9.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03jw9c9.jpg2016-02-17T16:12:00.000ZSavages interviewed by Tom Ravenscroft at the 6 Music Festival in Bristolhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03jw9cm
Savages interviewed by Tom Ravenscroft at the 6 Music Festival in Bristol
- Savages - Glastonbury highlightshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01dk6q3.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01dk6q3.jpg2013-07-31T21:30:00.000ZHighlights of Savages' John Peel stage set at Glastonbury 2013.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01dk6q6
Savages - Glastonbury highlights
- Savages chat to Nemonehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p018wg76.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p018wg76.jpg2013-06-09T12:00:00.000ZSavages were live with Nemone - hear the full interview and session track clips.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p018wglf
Savages chat to Nemone
- Savages: Manifestos In Musichttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0197fkb.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0197fkb.jpg2013-05-19T08:40:00.000ZJehnny Beth, lead singer of Savages, discusses musical manifestos with Mary Anne Hobbs.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0197fkd
Savages: Manifestos In Music
- Savages perform Husbands at Hackney Weekend 2012http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00v7x8k.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00v7x8k.jpg2012-06-28T12:43:00.000ZExciting all-female punk four-piece Savages perform Husbands on the BBC Introducing Stage.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p00vftd5
Savages perform Husbands at Hackney Weekend 2012
Past BBC Events
2016 6 Music Festival
2013 Reading + Leeds
2012 Reading + Leeds
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