Preaching from the Pews: Savages

Preaching from the Pews: Savages


London femmes Savages self release their debut single, ‘Flying To Berlin/Husbands’ this week via singer Jehnny Beth’s label Pop Noire.

B-side ‘Husbands’ is available to preview via this Pitchfork Rising piece, which also includes an interview with the band. It serves to highlight their fiercely ambitious outlook, refreshing for a new band, whom are as concerned with literature as much as they are sculpting their nightmarishly austere post-punk sound that is haunted by The Slits, Birthday Party and Siouxie and the Banshees but retains a individuality. That’s replete with Beth’s rapier like couplets that are snarled like daggers to a man who has done ‘someone wrong’ whilst housed in menacing razor sharp precision of their rhythms that pour forth from the underbelly of the city.

Little wonder Savages “thrive off of violence and twisted desire.” If you’d like to witness them live, you’ll have to be present at one or all of the band’s forthcoming shows. The first of those takes place at London’s Shacklewell Arms tonight. Watch this live video of their track ‘City’s Full’ is imbued fizzing wide screen intensity and brutal yelps that hint a tantalizing glimpse of their sonic assault on the senses, it hints at whole new worlds yet to be revealed.

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