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Savages’ Jehnny Beth to co-host XFM radio show tonight

By Judge on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Tonight, for one night only, our very own Jehnny Beth from Savages will be co-hosting the Xposure radio show on XFM alongside usual presenter John Kennedy.

XFM is available in the UK in London, Manchester and Scotland, but if you’re not in the vicinity of any of those fine cities, you can jump on the world wide web and stream it live.  JB and JK take to the airwaves between 10pm and 1am this evening.  Stream it live HERE.

Stream Jehnny Beth’s RADIO SHOW 6 – “songs about Silence” Episode

By Rian on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

To celebrate the 1 year anniversary of Savage’s debut ‘Silence Yourself‘, Jehnny Beth made made a special episode of her radio show themed “songs about silence.” In addition to the music, listen for an interview of John Cale and Johnny Hostile.

You can stream to the entire episode below:

Savages – “Fuckers” 12″ and single out today, video premieres, Jehnny Beth writes for HuffPo

By Gabe on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Today Savages celebrate the year anniversary of their debut album Silence Yourself with the 12″ and digital single “Fuckers/Dream Baby Dream” (buy the single here).

The band also debut a spectacular live video for “Fuckers”, shot at the London Forum and directed by Giorgio Testi:

Finally, Savages lead singer Jehnny Beth has penned a MUST READ blog entry for Huffington Post, “My Year in Savages”:

“The music of Savages was imagined to function like armour. Four women facing the world, facing the industry, protected by their sound : indestructible. And it worked. We came out with a fully-formed aesthetic, controlled vision, direct sound. Some would say austere. But it was the crowds, all around the world, who taught me it was okay to put down the gun.”

Meanwhile, the second of two SAVAGES-curated Pop Noire events takes place in London tonight. Following the first event at The Shacklewell Arms last night (which featured ZZZ’s (Japan), A Dead Forest Index, Bashan (Gemma Thompson, SAVAGES) and a SAVAGES DJ set), the second night takes place at east London’s Birthdays and features Johnny Hostile & Jehnny Beth (Live DJ set), Le Vasco (France) and Romy xx (DJ Set). Full information from http://popnoire.com/.

TRAILER: ‘FUCKERS’ LIVE FROM THE LONDON FORUM

By Rian on Thursday, April 17th, 2014

‘FUCKERS’ live from the London Forum is coming soon.

Directed by: Giorgio Testi (http://www.pulsefilms.com/)

Sound by: Johnny Hostile

“Fuckers” / “Dream Baby Dream” 12″ (w/ digital download) out May 5 in the UK and Europe and May 6 in North America via Matador/Pop Noire.

More on this release here.

Here is a new episode of Jehnny Beth’s radio show presenting some of the bands performing on the upcoming Savages-curated Pop Noire nights at Shacklewell Arms (May 5th) and Birthdays (May 6th) and concentrating on music she has been discovering while on tour.

Coming May 5 – Savages: Fuckers / Dream Baby Dream 12″

By Judge on Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Photo credit: Iñigo de Amescua

Can you believe it’s nearly a year since the release of Silence Yourself?  In that time I moved house, reached an age milestone and got a dog.  Not to mention changing my hair colour three times and going on a juice cleanse.  Pretty sure some sorta midlife crisis thing is going on, especially as I’m sharing all this on the www right now.

To mark their milestone of one year since the release of their debut album, Savages are releasing a 12″ of two new tracks.  Recorded live at the London Forum show on November 6, 2013 – exactly halfway through the band’s year – the record captures the full sonic intensity of Savages live performance on the 10-minute-plus ‘Fuckers’, the live set’s notorious closer; as well as their more mesmeric side on a sinuous cover of Suicide’s timeless ‘Dream Baby Dream’.

‘Fuckers / Dream Baby Dream’ is out May 5/6 dependent on what side of the ocean you’re on.  12″ vinyl and Digital Download.

You can preorder the 12″ from the following:

Matador Direct
Drift
Rough Trade
Jumbo
Or if you’re digitally minded, iTunes

The release will coincide with two Savages-curated Pop Noire nights in east London, the first at The Shacklewell Arms on ‘Fuckers’ release day (May 5th), and the second at Birthdays on the anniversary of the ‘Silence Yourself’ album (May 6th).

Here is the line-up so far, with more artists to be confirmed:

UPDATE – SOME NEW INFO ON THE POP NOIRE NIGHTS BELOW:

5th May @ Shacklewell Arms (£6 entry)

ZZZs (Japan)

A Dead Forest Index

Bashan (Gemma Thompson – Savages)

+ Savages DJ set

6th May @ Birthdays (free entry)

Johnny Hostile & Jehnny Beth (Live DJ set)

Le Vasco (France)

+ support (tbc)

+ Romy xx (DJ set)

Check savagesband.com for all details.

Savages – “Strife” – New Video

By Judge on Friday, January 17th, 2014

Today Savages release the new video for the track Strife taken from their debut album Silence Yourself.

Some words from Savages:

“We wanted to make a video that focused on a timeless human physicality and physical expression, a search for understanding through the movement, action and reaction of two characters. We chose the classical landscape of the empty beach.  A fight ensues between two men: one older, one younger; a tragic outcome, and death.

French director Antoine Carlier – co-founder of Pop Noire records with Jehnny Beth, who previously collaborated with the band on their artwork – filmed the scene with a modern black & white aesthetic on the beaches of Gironde in South-West France. The film is a play on human instincts and desire for survival, echoing the famous beach murder scene in the novel ‘The Stranger’ by Albert Camus.

Either a tale from the past or science-fiction, this is an endless story of human struggle. We see the fragmentation between two generations, a subject of predilection for Savages (ref: ‘I Am Here’ manifesto), where the ‘young, intelligent and radical people’ live in servitude to established elders.”

Directed by Antoine Carlier
Produced by Walter Films and Savages
Actors: Leo Pochat and Richard Duval

http://savagesband.com
http://www.walterfilms.tv

Cleaning up at The Fly awards

By Stuart on Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Not content with The NME and Grammy nominations already circulating, The Fly magazine in London have  their inaugural awards show taking place on February 6th, with Thurston Moore to receive their “Living Legend” award, with the following Matador acts also up for nomination.  Voting is, of course,  demanded encouraged and can be done so here, with the chance to win tickets to the award show.

Artist of the Year: Kurt Vile, Queens of the Stone Age, Savages

Song of the Year: Kurt Vile ‘Air Bud‘, Queens of the Stone Age ‘My God Is The Sun‘, Savages ‘She Will

Live act of the year: Queens of the Stone Age

Label of the year: Matador (amongst others).

QOTSA and Savages up for a clutch of NME awards

By Stuart on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

This years NME awards spoonsored by Austin, Texas (…no, we don’t get it either) take place on February 26th in London which sees Queens of the Stone Age and Savages battle it out in the Best Album and Best Live Act categories, whilst Queens are also nominated for Best International Band and Jehnny Beth of Savages is nominated in the Best Band Blog/Twitter.  Voting is open now over at the NME website.  Let’s help Queens and Savages fill up their trophy cabinets.

Savages – live in Europe in 2014

By Judge on Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Some of the rescheduled dates from this year, some brand brand new. All on sale now, so go get ‘em.

Coming 12/3 : A Lower-Than-Low Priced Compilation LP Of Matador 2013 Highlights

By Gerard on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

OK, we missed Black Friday by a few days, but if that means ONE LESS TRAMPLING this holiday shopping season, it was totally worth it.  On December 3, we’re releasing a limited edition, one-time pressing of a $5.99 list LP , ‘It’s Been A Business Doing Pleasure With You‘, featuring 9 songs from (most of) our 2013 releases. In addition to album tracks from Chelsea Light Moving, Majical Cloudz, Body/Head, Lee Ranaldo & The Dust, Iceage and Kurt Vile, there’s a live version of Queens of the Stone Age performing “If I Had A Tail” at the 2013 iTunes Festival (Roundhouse, London),  Savages’ “City’s Full” from last summer’s KEXP session, and Yo La Tengo performing “Before We Run” in those same KEXP studios.

We don’t have any copies for mail order, sadly, but hopefully you’ll find one at your favorite record store after they’re done sweeping up all the broken glass, blood, etc. from Black Friday.  If you prefer, you can order a digital version of the comp. right now at the Matador Store.