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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.

Savages – ‘Marshal Dear’ video

By Stuart on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
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Ahead of tomorrow’s Mercury Prize awards (get those bets in now!) Savages share their Slaughterhouse Five inspired video for ‘Marshal Dear’, taken from their debut album Silence Yourself (Matador Store, iTunes).

Inspired by a scene in Kurt Vonnegut’s classic novel about a disillusioned American soldier recounting his experiences of the Second World War and his adventures in time travel, guitarist Gemma Thompson scripted a rough version of the storyboard based upon one scene in particular with the intent on finding a young animator who had worked on animating by hand. After two months of watching portfolio reels, she eventually found the work of Gergely Wootsch, a London animation director just graduated from the RCA.

The scene from the novel occurs whilst main protagonist Billy believes he has become ‘‘unstuck in time.’‘ He turns on the TV and focuses on a scene in a movie about bombers in the Second World War. The aircraft take-off backwards from an airfield, flying backwards over cities in flame. The exploded bombs and shrapnel begin to piece themselves together and rise back into the bellies of the aircraft and the bullets are sucked out of the bodies of the fallen men. The bombs are eventually brought back to the factory in which they were constructed, dismantled and the elements placed back into the earth.

Speaking of the video, Gemma says “This scene would replay in my head and I could imagine it as an animation of lines flowing into each other, much like early hand-drawn animation created to accentuate a musical score. I also thought it was beautiful how Billy tries to right the process of destruction and how this echoed the true story of the character in the song Marshal Dear – Field Marshal Rommel’s attempted assassination of Hitler to end the Second World War which resulted in him being forced to take his own life to spare those of his family. We worked on bringing the character of the factory worker into the fore so that the animation now focused on the role of the woman working in the factory and the bomb itself as she realises her hand in the destruction.”

Credits:
Designed and animated by Gergely Wootsch – www.gergely-wootsch.com
Additional animation – Rosanna Wan
Produced by Beakus – www.beakus.com

October
31st Pitchfork Festival, Paris, France

November
2nd Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik, Iceland
5th Concorde 2, Brighton, UK
6th The Forum, London, UK
7th Trinity, Bristol, UK
9th Ritz, Manchester, UK
10th Classic Grand, Glasgow, UK
11th Vox, Leeds, UK
16th Crossing Border, den Haag, The Netherlands
17th Crossing Border, Antwerp, Belgium
18th Doornroosje, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
20th Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
21st Zoom, Frankfurt, Germany
22nd Kesselhaus, Berlin, Germany
23rd Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany
25th Strom, Munich, Germany
26th Flex, Vienna, Austria
28th Les Docks, Lausanne, Switzerland
29th Mexefest, Lisbon, Portugal

December
1st Sonic City Festival, Kortrijk, Belgium
2nd Den Atelier, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
3rd, Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

‘Husbands’ – a new video from Savages

By Stuart on Thursday, September 26th, 2013
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Currently mid-way through their North American tour, Savages unveil the terrific new video for ‘Husbands’, taken from their Mercury Prize shortlisted album Silence Yourself.  Perfectly mirroring the album’s contrasting artwork, director by John Minton (website / Vimeo) adds a grainy super-8 effect and a world of creepies, crawlies and reptiles to the mix.

Take one of the many upcoming oppotunities to catch them live, at:

September
09-27 San Francisco, CA – The Independent

October
10-01 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
10-04 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10-05 Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theater ^
10-07 Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium ^
10-08 Fayetteville, AR – Arkansas Music Pavilion ^ Cancelled
10-09 Tulsa, OK – The Brady Theater ^ Cancelled
10-11 Austin, TX – The Parish
10-13 Mexico City, Mexico – Corona Capital Festival
10-15 Boston, MA – Paradise
10-16 New York, NY – Terminal 5
^ with Queens of the Stone Age

23rd le Grande Mix, Tourcoing, France – Tickets
24th Stéréolux, Nantes, France – Tickets
25th l’Antipode, Rennes, France – Tickets
27th Transbordeur Club, Lyon, France – Tickets
28th La Cooperative de Mai Club, Clermont-Ferrand, France – Tickets postponed
29th Connexion, Toulouse, France – Tickets postponed
31st Pitchfork Festival, Paris, France – Tickets

November
5th – Brighton, Concorde 2 – Tickets
6th – London, Forum – Tickets
7th – Bristol, Trinity – Tickets
9th – Manchester, Ritz – Tickets
10th – Glasgow, Classic Grand – Tickets
11th – Leeds, Vox – Tickets
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16th Crossing Border, den Haag, The Netherlands – Tickets
17th Crossing Border, Antwerp, Belgium – Tickets
18th Doornroosje, Nijmegen, The Netherlands – Tickets
20th Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany – Tickets
21st Zoom, Frankfurt, Germany – Tickets
23rd Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany – Tickets
25th Strom, Munich, Germany – Tickets
26th Flex, Vienna, Austria – Tickets
28th Les Docks, Lausanne, Switzerland – Tickets
29th Mexefest, Lisbon, Portugal – Tickets

December
1st Sonic City Festival, Kortrijk, Belgium – Tickets
2nd Den Atelier, Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Tickets
3rd, Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Tickets

www.savagesband.com

 

 

Savages – shortlisted for the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize

By Stuart on Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Today we’re incredibly proud to let you know that Savages have been shortlisted for the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, one of twelve albums nominated for the best British Album of the Year, for their debut Silence Yourself (purchase from the band/Matador Store/iTunes, or listen at Spotify), released in May on Pop Noire/Matador Records.

Last week Pitchfork shared the new session video for ‘I Am Here’ – we’d advise you take a moment to absorb the full impact of their honed live shows, then get yourself out to see them play as soon as you’re able to.  Their latest US and Canadian tour started last night, with several months of touring ahead of them across Europe and North America, check the full list of live dates below.

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Live:

September
09-11 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr Small’s
09-12 Toronto, Ontario – Opera House
09-14 Detroit, MI – Laneway Festival
09-15 Columbus, OH – The Basement
09-17 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
09-18 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
09-20 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
09-23 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
09-24 Vancouver, British Columbia – Biltmore Cabaret
09-25 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
09-27 San Francisco, CA – The Independent

October
10-01 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
10-04 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10-05 Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theater ^
10-07 Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium ^
10-08 Fayetteville, AR – Arkansas Music Pavilion ^
10-09 Tulsa, OK – The Brady Theater ^
10-11 Austin, TX – The Parish
10-13 Mexico City, Mexico – Corona Capital Festival
10-15 Boston, MA – Paradise
10-16 New York, NY – Terminal 5
^ with Queens of the Stone Age

23rd le Grande Mix, Tourcoing, France – Tickets
24th Stéréolux, Nantes, France – Tickets
25th l’Antipode, Rennes, France – Tickets
27th Transbordeur Club, Lyon, France – Tickets
28th La Cooperative de Mai Club, Clermont-Ferrand, France – Tickets
29th Connexion, Toulouse, France – Tickets
31st Pitchfork Festival, Paris, France – Tickets

November
5th – Brighton, Concorde 2 – Tickets
6th – London, Forum – Tickets
7th – Bristol, Trinity – Tickets
9th – Manchester, Ritz – Tickets
10th – Glasgow, Classic Grand – Tickets
11th – Leeds, Vox – Tickets
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16th Crossing Border, den Haag, The Netherlands – Tickets
17th Crossing Border, Antwerp, Belgium – Tickets
18th Doornroosje, Nijmegen, The Netherlands – Tickets
20th Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany – Tickets
21st Zoom, Frankfurt, Germany – Tickets
23rd Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany – Tickets
25th Strom, Munich, Germany – Tickets
26th Flex, Vienna, Austria – Tickets
28th Les Docks, Lausanne, Switzerland – Tickets
29th Mexefest, Lisbon, Portugal – Tickets

December
1st Sonic City Festival, Kortrijk, Belgium – Tickets
2nd Den Atelier, Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Tickets
3rd, Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Tickets

www.savagesband.com