London alternative, post punk band, Savages, are a genuine stand out in a sea of mediocrity. They have a fantastic look, talent to back it, and a stage presence that belies their youth. Their debut, Silence Yourself, has been garnering all kinds of acclaim, but they truly shine live. They've been around since 2011 but are now gaining an international following. On 9 December 2012, the BBC announced that the band had been nominated for the Sound of 2013 poll. Their debut album hit #19 on the UK charts in May of 2013.
- Jehnny Beth (vocals) - real name Camille Berthomier; previously part of the French indie rock duo John & Jehn.
- Gemma Thompson (guitar)
- Ayse Hassan (bass)
- Fay Milton (drums)
Not just boys fun. This powerhouse band of women is androgynous, sexy and talented, with insight to spare. We know the vibrato is not everyone's cup of tea, but we dig it! Lead singer Jehnny Beth (given name: Camille Berthomier) is from France, and the rest of the band is from England. Their manager John Best also manages Sigur Ros.
We highly recommend checking them out. Thousands of band, pitches and promos come across our screen every week, but it's been a long time since I was this jazzed about new talent. They rocked Pitchfork and Coachella Music and Arts Fest 2013 and have been selling out venues throughout the US and Europe.
Check out a few of their videos here.
Their first release, Silence Yourself, is available now via Beth's own label Pop Noire and Matador Records (released on 6 May 2013),
We also think they're absolutely on track with Silence Your Phones and Silence Yourself. There's no lack of information in society today, but people are losing the ability to be entirely, deeply in the moment, without the distractions of technology.
OUR GOAL IS TO ALWAYS DISCOVER BETTER WAYS OF LIVING AND EXPERIENCING MUSIC
WE BELIEVE THERE ARE STILL NEW WAYS TO BE FOUND
WE BELIEVE THE USE OF PHONES TO FILM AND TAKE PICTURES DURING A GIG PREVENTS ALL OF US FROM TOTALLY IMMERSING OURSELVES
ONLY WITH FULL EXPERIENCE WILL THE WORDS WE SPEAK BE TRUE
LET’S MAKE EACH EVENING SPECIAL
SILENCE YOUR PHONES
NOW IT HAS TOO MANY VOICES
AND THE NOISE IS A CONSTANT DISTRACTION
THEY MULTIPLY, INTENSIFY
THEY WILL DIVERT YOUR ATTENTION TO WHAT’S CONVENIENT
AND FORGET TO TELL YOU ABOUT YOURSELF
WE LIVE IN AN AGE OF MANY STIMULATIONS
IF YOU ARE FOCUSED YOU ARE HARDER TO REACH
IF YOU ARE DISTRACTED YOU ARE AVAILABLE
YOU ARE DISTRACTED
YOU ARE AVAILABLE
YOU WANT FLATTERY
ALWAYS LOOKING TO WHERE IT’S AT
YOU WANT TO TAKE PART IN EVERYTHING AND EVERYTHING TO BE A PART OF YOU
YOUR HEAD IS SPINNING FAST AT THE END OF YOUR SPINE UNTIL YOU HAVE NO FACEAT ALL
IF THE WORLD WOULD SHUT UP
EVEN FOR A WHILE
WE WOULD START HEARING THE DISTANT RHYTHM OF AN ANGRY YOUNG TUNE – AND RECOMPOSE OURSELVES
HAVING DECONSTRUCTED EVERYTHING
WE SHOULD BE THINKING ABOUT PUTTING EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER
What They're about:
Check out Savages "manifestos" from their web site.
This album is to be played loud in the foreground.