This week we are hugely excited to be releasing the debut album from London’s Savages – the record that Pitchfork called “one of rock’s most commanding and ferociously poised debuts in recent years.” (Pitchfork Best New Music 8.7)
Silence Yourself is the Rough Trade Album of the Month for May and last night the band performed at a packed Rough Trade East in support. It felt like a big moment for the band, the day the album is released in the UK, surrounded by family and friends and a huge line of devoted fans formed to say hi to the band after. First in the queue was none other but Thurston Moore: “Awesome band! Got to meet them afterwards!” I’m not sure who was more starstruck. Testament to their incredible live show.
For those that haven’t been able to catch the band live yet, this week there will be a live webstream of their headline release-week London show at legendary Ministry Of Sound nightclub on Thursday 9th May at 9.15pm GMT / 4.15pm EST / 1.15pm PST.
In conjunction with The Creators Project and with creative direction from DARYL, the band’s performance on Thursday evening will be in-the-round, (Thunderdome style!) with the crowd surrounding the band. The set will be filmed in full and will be available to view LIVE via a webcast at The Creators Project YouTube Channel. Truly not to be missed.
About The Creators Project:
Founded by a revolutionary partnership between Intel and VICE, The Creators Project celebrates and supports visionary artists across multiple disciplines who are using technology in innovative ways to push the boundaries of creative expression. Launched in 2010, The Creators Project includes daily video and editorial content, an official YouTube Channel, and original artwork commissions. To date, there are more than 500 Creators from around the world. Participating artists include Karen O, M83, Benh Zeitlin, Animal Collective, The xx, Chris Milk, Florence and the Machine, Spike Jonze, Amon Tobin, Matt Pyke, Anthony Wong, Supermarche, United Visual Artists, Sticky Monster Lab, Takeshi Murata, Andrew Huang, Vega Zaishi Wang, Mick Rock, David Bowie and Barney Clay.
The band have also announced their return to North America this summer; new tour dates are below in bold and tickets will go on sale this Friday, May 10th.
7th Bodega, Nottingham, UK
8th Old Fire Station, Bournemouth. UK cancelled
13th Botanique-Orangie, Brussels, Belgium
15th Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
16th Geb9, Cologne, Germany
17th Lido, Berlin, Germany
19th Zoom, Frankfurt, Germany
20th Kinski, Zurich, Switzerland
21st Magnolia Club, Milan, Italy
22nd Nimes, France
23rd Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain
25th Field Day Festival, London, UK
29th Words To The Blind w/Bo Ningen, Red Gallery, London
1st Primavera Sound, Porto, Portugal
6th Pop Noire Night, La Maroquinerie, Paris
8th Parklife Festival, Manchester, UK
18th Zitadelle, Berlin (with Portishead)
19th Tipsport, Prague (with Portishead)
20th Yoko Ono’s Meltdown, London (with Iggy Pop)
22nd Best Kept Secret Festival, Hilvarenbeek, Holland
28th/29th Glastonbury Festival, UK
4th Roskilde, Denmark
11th Webster Hall, New York, NY
12th Middle East, Boston, MA
13th Rock ‘n’ Roll Hotel, Washington D.C.
14th Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
15th La Tulipe, Montreal, QBC
16th Mod Club, Toronto, ONT
20th Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago, IL
21st Triple Rock, Minneapolis, MN
23rd El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, CA
30th End Of The Road festival, UK