Bloody hell.The hotly anticipated debut from Savages does not disappoint. Not one iota. ‘Sounds like a bloody racket!’ quipped one of my colleagues as the pre-release album stream thundered out of the computer speakers at work.
Yes. It is a bloody racket. It’s dark, powerful, uncompromising music -and all the better for it. It’s menacing. Drenched in feedback. It does not care what you think. The promise that was hinted at on last year’s ‘Husbands’/’Flying To Berlin’ debut single is here in spades.
This is an album to be played loud. This is an album that some won’t be able to handle. This is an album that follows in the footsteps of a heritage of bands like The Slits, The Raincoats, Throwing Muses and Sleater-Kinney, amongst others, whilst not necessarily sounding all that much like any of those bands.
Bugger believing the hype. Savages are here in your face, and taking no prisoners.
Are you up for the ride?
Silence Yourself is released on Pop Noire/Matador on May 6.
Ahead of the album release, the album can be streamed over at the band’s website: