BBC 6 Music Festival announcement: SAVAGES & KURT VILE

b’lieve i’m goin down to Bristol with someone you ADORE to see Savages and Kurt Vile on Valentine’s weekend…

The 6 Music Festival will take place in various venues around Bristol from Friday 12 – Sunday 14 February.

Stage and dates below:

Savages: Friday 12th Feb @ Motion (Main room)
Kurt Vile: Sunday 14th Feb @ Motion (Room 2)

More details and info for tickets here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/eq6c8g

Savages are currently counting down the last few days until the release of their second album Adore Life, which is out this Friday 22nd January. It can be purchased online from the following (or ideally go to your nearest independent record store).

Matador Store- http://smarturl.it/savages_adorelife_lp
Amazon http://smarturl.it/savages_adorelife_a
iTunes http://smarturl.it/savages_adorelifei
Google Play http://smarturl.it/savages_adorelife_gp

Kurt Vile’s b’lieve i’m goin down is out NOW.

The Matador Store
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iTunes
Amazon
Kurt’s Store
Google Play

WIN A TRIP TO SEE SAVAGES IN LONDON ON JANUARY 26TH

Calling all US-based Savages fans:

Want to see the band play an 8AM gig at London’s the 100 Club on January 26th? Enter to win a trip for two to document your experience as a visual and editorial correspondent, taking over the Matador Records Instagram & Twitter for the day. So many once in a lifetime opportunities here people…

Enter contest here: http://savagesband.com/spotify

‘Adore Life’
Matador Store- http://smarturl.it/savages_adorelife_lp
Amazon http://smarturl.it/savages_adorelife_a
iTunes http://smarturl.it/savages_adorelifei
Google Play http://smarturl.it/savages_adorelife_gp
Streaming link http://smarturl.it/savages_adorelife_s

VIDEO : Savages – “Adore”

Two weeks away from the release of Savages’ hotly anticipated 2nd album, ‘Adore Life’, the band present a stunning video for “Adore”, directed by Anders Malmberg (with lighting and concept design by Tobias Rylander). Savages’ initial run of 2016 worldwide dates are updated below with the addition of a rather prominent spot on Friday bill for both weekends of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

2016 tour :

January 26 – 100 Club, London UK (sold out)

February 18 – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK
February 19 – Junction, Cambridge, UK
February 21 – Art School, Glasgow, UK
February 22 – Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
February 23 – Irish Centre, Leeds, UK
February 27 – Epicerie Moderne, Lyon, France
February 28 – Rockschool Barbey, Bordeaux, France
March 2 – Botanique Orangerie, Brussels, Belgium
March 5 – Babel, Malmö, Sweden
March 6 – Kagelbanan, Stockholm, Sweden
March 7 – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
March 13 – Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy
March 15 – Dynamo, Zurich, Switzerland
March 16 – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
March 17 – Roundhouse, London, UK
March 27 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC
March 28 – Irving Plaza, New York NY
March 29 – Warsaw, Brooklyn NY
March 31 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
April 1 – Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA
April 2 – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre, Montreal, Canada
April 4 – Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Canada
April 5 – St. Andrews Hall, Detroit MI
April 7 – Metro, Chicago IL
April 8 – The Ready Room, St. Louis MO
April 9 – Granada Theatre, Lawrence KS
April 11 – Trees, Dallas TX
April 12 – Emo’s, Austin TX

April, 15 – Coachella, Indio, CA
April, 22 – Coachella, Indio, CA
April, 24 – Vive Latino Festival, Mexico City, MX

preorder ‘ Adore Life’ from the following with “Adore”, “T.I.W.Y.G.” and “The Answer” available instantly

The Matador Store
Amazon
iTunes
Google Play
Streaming

Savages online :
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SAVAGES COVERED EAGLES OF DEATH METAL’S “I LOVE YOU ALL THE TIME” AT LA MAROQUINERIE

(photo by TIM)

Savages played in Paris at La Maroquinerie on Tuesday to play songs from their upcoming album Adore Life. In addition, the band covered “I Love You All The Time” by Eagles of Death Metal, a track which all proceeds are donated to The Sweet Stuff Foundation.

For those of you who don’t speak French (author of this post included):
“A year ago I was in LA and met some friends while they were working in the studio. They were recording on a song and I helped them a little bit with some lyrics in French. We had a really great day. Since then they’ve released their new album and tonight we would like to play you this song because the band was Eagles of Death Metal”

Savages – “T.I.W.Y.G” Premiere, New Dates In Berlin, London

(photo by William Lacalmontie)

Savages“T.I.W.Y.G”

(if you’re in Germany, please click here instead)

After October’s announcement of the January 22 release of Savages’ ‘Adore Life’, here’s the 2nd song from the band’s eagerly awaited 2nd album, “T.I.W.Y.G.”. While the band’s global dates are again, listed below, there’s a pair of shows in Berlin and London that have just been confirmed (ticket links below) :

Monday, November, 30 – Berghain Kantine, Berlin, Germany
Thursday, December, 3 – The Dome, London, UK

2016 tour :

February, 18 – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK
February, 19 – Junction, Cambridge, UK
February, 21 – Art School, Glasgow, UK
February, 22 – Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
February, 23 – Irish Centre, Leeds, UK
February, 27 – Epicerie Moderne, Lyon, France
February, 28 – Rockschool Barbey, Bordeaux, France
March, 2 – Botanique Orangerie, Brussels, Belgium
March, 5 – Babel, Malmö, Sweden
March, 6 – Kagelbanan, Stockholm, Sweden
March, 7 – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
March, 13 – Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy
March, 15 – Dynamo, Zurich, Switzerland
March, 16 – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
March, 17 – Roundhouse, London, UK
March, 27 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC
March, 28 – Irving Plaza, New York NY
March, 29 – Warsaw, Brooklyn NY
March, 31 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
April, 1 – Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA
April, 2 – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre, Montreal, Canada
April, 4 – Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Canada
April, 5 – St. Andrews Hall, Detroit MI
April, 7 – Metro, Chicago IL
April, 8 – The Ready Room, St. Louis MO
April, 9 – Granada Theatre, Lawrence KS
April, 11 – Trees, Dallas TX
April, 12 – Emo’s, Austin TX

preorder ‘ Adore Life’ from the following with “”T.I.W.Y.G.” and “The Answer” available instantly

The Matador Store
Amazon
iTunes
Google Play
Streaming

Savages online :
Savagesband.com
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SAVAGES ANNOUNCE WORLDWIDE TOUR

(photo: Colin Lane)

Savages have just announced worldwide tour dates in support of their upcoming album Adore Life. An exclusive fan presale will open this Thursday, October 29th at 9am local HERE. Full list of (just announced!) tour dates below.

2016 TOUR DATES:
February, 18 – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK
February, 19 – Junction, Cambridge, UK
February, 21 – Art School, Glasgow, UK
February, 22 – Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
February, 23 – Irish Centre, Leeds, UK
February, 27 – Epicerie Moderne, Lyon, France
February, 28 – Rockschool Barbey, Bordeaux, France
March, 2 – Botanique Orangerie, Brussels, Belgium
March, 5 – Babel, Malmö, Sweden
March, 6 – Kagelbanan, Stockholm, Sweden
March, 7 – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
March, 13 – Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy
March, 15 – Dynamo, Zurich, Switzerland
March, 16 –  Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
March, 17 – Roundhouse, London, UK
March, 27 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC
March, 28 – Irving Plaza, New York NY
March, 29 – Warsaw, Brooklyn NY
March, 31 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
April, 1 – Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA
April, 2 – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre, Montreal, Canada
April, 4 – Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Canada
April, 5 – St. Andrews Hall, Detroit MI
April, 7 –  Metro, Chicago IL
April, 8 – The Ready Room, St. Louis MO
April, 9 – Granada Theatre, Lawrence KS
April, 11 – Trees, Dallas TX
April, 12 – Emo’s, Austin TX

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Savages – ‘Adore Life’ Coming January 2016 ; “The Answer” Video Premiere

“The Answer” – directed by Giorgio Testi at Pulse

“We’ve observed our audience all around the world and noticed that something is happening. People want to be pushed to do good, or to be good, or just to feel good. We wanted a very intense video, that felt like banging your head against the wall, focusing on our audience: a portrait of our crowd, an homage to music lovers and the good people who are coming to gigs and shouting their lungs out, or just smiling at the back. We were touched by them every night, and wanted to get their message out there: loud guitar music is still alive and still connects people.” -Savages

(photo by Colin Lane)

Savages’ second album, ‘Adore Life’, was recorded at RAK Studios, London in April 2015. Johnny Hostile was the producer and Richard Woodcraft the engineer. Anders Trentemøller took care of the mixing in Copenhagen. ‘Adore Life’ is out January 22, 2016.

All songs were written and played by Savages – Ayşe Hassan (bass), Fay Milton (drums), Gemma Thompson (guitar), Jehnny Beth (vocals). Lyrics by Jehnny Beth.

Tracklisting
1. The Answer
2. Evil
3. Sad Person
4. Adore
5. I Need Something New
6. Slowing Down The World
7. When In Love
8. Surrender
9. T.I.W.Y.G.
10. Mechanics

preorder ‘ Adore Life’ from the following with “The Answer” available instantly

The Matador Store
Amazon
iTunes
Google Play
Streaming

Savages online :
Savagesband.com
Facebook
Twitter
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Instagram

Savages : New Album Trailer

Words written by Phyllis Rose from Jazz Cleopatra: Josephine Baker In Her Time and spoken by Henry Rollins
Footage shot in January 2016 during Savages’ NYC residency

Savages on tour

Thursday, August 20 – Pappy & Harriet’s, Pioneertown, CA
Friday, August 21 – The Sayers Club, Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, August 22 – FYF Fest, LA Historic State Park, Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, August 23 – Casbah, San Diego, CA
Tuesday, August 25 – Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, August 26 – The Roxy, Los Angeles, CA – SOLD OUT
Friday, September 4 – Into The Great Wide Open, Vlieland, Netherlands
Friday, September 11 – La Bâtie – Festival de Genève, Lausanne, Switzerland
Friday, October 23 – Saturday, October 24 – Simple Things Festival, Bristol, UK

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Savages : West Coast U.S. Dates Just Announced

In addition to their previously confirmed appearance at FYF Fest, Savages will be playing the following Western U.S. dates in August, with tickets on sale this Wednesday at 10am pacific time :

Thursday, August 20 – Pappy & Harriet’s, Pioneertown, CA
Friday, August 21 – The Bunkhouse Saloon, Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, August 22 – FYF Fest, LA History State Park, Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, August 23 – Casbah, San Diego, CA
Tuesday, August 25 – Great American Music Hall, San Francisco CA

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SAVAGES and THE THURSTON MOORE BAND at Latitude Festival

You may be pleased to know that Matador’s very own Savages AND The Thurston Moore Band will be making an appearance at this year’s Latitude festival on the BBC Radio 6 Music Stage, which will also mark the festival’s 10th anniversary.

Aren’t you lucky. Tickets can be bought here.

This is the first UK show announced for Savages this year so far…

Previously announced Thurston Moore shows are as follows:

April

Wednesday 22 Istanbul, TR Babylon Asmalımescit TICKETS
Friday 24 Thessaloniki, GR Fix Factory of Sound TICKETS
Saturday 25 Athens, GR Fuzz Club TICKETS
Monday 27 Tel Aviv, IL Barby TICKETS
Thursday 30 Paris, FR Clap your Hands Festival (Café de la Danse) TICKETS

May

Saturday 02 Leeds, GB Live at Leeds TICKETS
Sunday 03 Glasgow, GB Live at Glasgow TICKETS
Thursday 14 Brighton, GB The Great Escape (Concorde 2) TICKETS
Friday 15 London, GB Oslo SOLD OUT
Saturday 16 London, GB Oslo TICKETS
Monday 18 Exeter, GB Phoenix TICKETS
Tuesday 19 Birmingham, GB Hare & Hounds TICKETS
Wednesday 20 Newcastle, GB Cluny TICKETS
Friday 22 Hebden Bridge, GB Trades Club TICKETS
Saturday 23 Liverpool, GB Liverpool Sound City TICKETS
Thursday 28 Barcelona, ES Primavera Sound Festival TICKETS
Friday 29 Nimes, FR This Is Not A Love Song Festival TICKETS

June

Monday 01 Ljubljana, SI Kino Siska TICKETS
Tuesday 02 Zagreb, US Mochvara TICKETS
Wednesday 03 Budapest, HU A38 Ship TICKETS
Thursday 04 Vienna, AT Arena TICKETS
Saturday 06 Porto, PT Primavera Sound Festival TICKETS

July

Friday 03 Gdynia, PL Open’er Festival TICKETS
Sunday 12 Bruges, BE Cactus Festival TICKETS


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Savages : NYC Residency Kicks Off Tonight

Just a reminder that tonight at Baby’s All Right makes the first of 9 sold out Savages shows in New York and Brooklyn over the next 3 weeks (dates below) ; the band will be chronicling the visit via their Instagram feed.

Monday, January, 12 – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, January 14 – Mercury Lounge, New York, NY (SOLD OUT)
Friday, January 16 – Saint Vitus, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Monday, January, 19 – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, January 21 – Mercury Lounge, New York, NY (SOLD OUT)
Friday, January 23 – Saint Vitus, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Monday, January, 26 – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, January 28 – Mercury Lounge, New York, NY (SOLD OUT)
Friday, January 30 – Saint Vitus, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)

In addition, an exhibition of photographs of Savages by Matthew Farrar will be open to the public at Rough Trade Brooklyn until the end of the month.

Savages return to New York

January 2015 sees Savages return to New York for a run of live gigs across the city, showcasing new material written since April 2014 when the band finished their worldwide touring for Silence Yourself and started writing new material for their forthcoming second LP. On writing the new material, the band say:

“We believe in movement initiating sound as well as sound initiating movement. The power of migration to inspire new sonic metamorphosis. The incessant commutation of bodies across the globe resulting in the transformation of art and music”

Monday, January 12 – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, NY
Wednesday, January 14 – Mercury Lounge, New York, NY
Saturday, January 17 – Saint Vitus, Brooklyn, NY

Tickets go on sale Monday, November 17th.

Leading up to these dates the band play a sold out London show with Bo Ningen next week, performing their 37 minute “Words To The Blind” (out November 17th via Stolen Recordings/Pop Noire) on November 19th at Oval Space.

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

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.

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

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

‘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″

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

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

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).