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Savages – New U.S. Dates In September

By Gerard on Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
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(“She Will”, from “Ce soi ou jamais”, taped June 7, video courtesy France 2)

Savages’ July North American dates are close to sold out, but they’ll be back in September in support of ‘Silence Yourself’, hitting a number of American cities for the first time. As mentioned previously in this space, there’s 4 October shows in-between the two weekends of Austin City Limits in which Savages are supporting Queens of the Stone Age. The October 9 show in Tulsa (Brady Theater) was just added.

9/10: 9:30 Club, DC
9/11: Mr Small’s, Pittsburgh
9/12: Terminal 5, NYC
9/14: Laneway Festival, Detroit
9/15: The Basement, Columbus
9/17: First Avenue, Minneapolis
9/18: High Noon Saloon, Madison
9/20: Bluebird Theater, Denver
9/23: Neumo’s, Seattle
9/24: Biltmore Caberet, Vancouver
9/25: Wonder Ballroom, Portland
9/27: The Independent, San Francisco
10/1: Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix
10/4-6 : Austin City Limits, ZIlker Park, Austin*
10/5: Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie (w/ QOTSA)
10/7: Nashvillle Municipal Auditorium, Nashville (w/ QOTSA)
10/8: Arkansas Music Pavilion, Fayetteville (w/ QOTSA)
10/9: Brady Theater, Tulsa (w/ QOTSA) (tickets)
10/11-13 : Austin City Limits, Zilker Park, Austin*

*- specific date/time of Savages’ appearance will be announced soon.

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Savages tour rolls on, add NYC + QOTSA dates

By Robby on Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

 

Not to be stopped, Savages have added tour dates to their current tour that taking them through the fall. All this includes a stop at NYC’s Terminal 5 and dates with Queens Of The Stone Age. New dates in bold.

 

June

1st Primavera Sound Festival, Porto, Portugal
6th Pop Noire night, La Maroquinerie, Paris SOLD OUT
8th Manchester Parklife Festival, UK
18th Zitadelle, Berlin w/ Portishead
19th Tipsport, Prague w/ Portishead
20th Yoko Ono’s Meltdown, South Bank London with Iggy Pop SOLD OUT
22nd Best Kept Secret Festival, Hilvarenbeek, Holland
28th/29th Glastonbury Festival, UK

July

4th Roskilde, Denmark
5th Kuudes Asti Festival, Helsinki, Finland
6th Gorky Park, Moscow, Russia
11th Webster Hall, New York, USA – SOLD OUT
12th Middle East Restaurant & Night Club, Cambridge, USA
13th Rock and Roll Hotel, DC, USA – SOLD OUT
14th Union Transfer, Philadelphia, USA
15th, La Tulipe, Montréal, Canada
16th The Mod Club Theatre, Toronto, Canada
21st Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis, USA – SOLD OUT
23rd El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, USA – SOLD OUT
24th El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, USA

August

16th Pstereo Festival, Norway
18th Beacons Festival, UK
23rd Rock en Seine, Paris, France
30th, End Of The Road Festival, UK
31st Electric Picnic Ireland

September

7th Berlin Festival, Germany
8th Bestival, Isle of Wight
14th Laneway Festival, Detroit, USA

October

4th-6th Austin City Limits, USA
7th Nashville, TN   Municipal Auditorium (with Queens Of The Stone Age)
8th  Fayetteville, AR   Arkansas Music Pavilion (with Queens Of The Stone Age)
9th Tulsa, OK   The Brady Theater (with Queens Of The Stone Age)
11th-12th Austin City Limits, USA
12th Terminal 5, NYC NY USA
13th Mexefest, Lisbon, Portugal

photo lifted from kasper1954‘s flickr

 

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Watch Savages’ US TV Debut

By Judge on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013


Live last night, Savages performed their US TV debut, playing She Will and then City’s Full as an online exclusive. In the words of Questlove, they were “going for the jugular”.


Savages – Live Tonight On NBC’s “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”

By Gerard on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Savages will make their U.S. network television debut tonight on NBC’s “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”, (12:30 am ET) performing “She Will” from ‘Silence Yourself’.  Hopefully we’ll have a clip up for viewing early tomorrow.

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Savages KEXP session video online now

By Hector on Thursday, May 16th, 2013

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Last month, Savages visited KEXP before a Seattle show to play a live session. The video of that session is now online thanks to KEXP and NPR Music, and it’s just as amazing as you’d expect. Watch “City’s Full” above, and check out the full session at NPR Music.

Savages’ debut album, Silence Yourself, can be had in all the popular formats of the day at our webstore.

Savages on KXLU’s Part Time Punks today!

By Hector on Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Today’s webcast isn’t the only chance far-flung fans have to partake in Savages live goodness. Today KXLU’s Part Time Punks will be debuting a live session the band recorded in LA last month. Tune in from 3pm to 6pm Pacific (6pm to 9pm Eastern) for all the Savages action you love, plus a pretty snazzy radio show in general. Online listeners can listen at KXLU.com, and Angelenos can point their tuning apparatus to 88.9FM.

Savages – Live From London’s MInistry Of Sound, RIGHT NOW

By Gerard on Thursday, May 9th, 2013

 

(preceded by Johnny Hostile’s support set at 9:15 local time)

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REMINDER: Tonight – Savages, Live from Ministry of Sound in London – online concert event with The Creators Project

By Judge on Thursday, May 9th, 2013

A reminder: catch Savages LIVE tonight, streamed in conjunction with The Creators Project – direct from their show at the legendary Ministry of Sound club in London, UK.

Opening act Johnny Hostile takes the stage at 4:15pm EDT / 9:15pm GMT, while the best live band in the world right now*, Savages, perform at 5:00pm EDT/9:15pm GMT. The show will be filmed by DARYL, in-the-round. Not to be missed under any circumstance.

Just head over to http://www.youtube.com/thecreatorsproject to watch the set as it happens (or you can watch it above, but why not throw Creators a bone? They’ve been awfully nice).

*our opinion, but it’ll be your opinion too after you see them live.

Out Now – Savages | Silence Yourself – Live Concert Stream This Week

By Judge on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

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 | out now – Direct | iTunes | Matador | Pop Noire | Rough Trade

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.

You can watch the live stream HERE at 9pm GMT on Thursday 9th May.  thecreatorsproject.com

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.

May
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

June
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

July
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

August
30th End Of The Road festival, UK

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Savages | Silence Yourself | Album Stream | Rough Trade Instore

By Judge on Monday, April 29th, 2013

Savages, shot by Richard Dumas. L-R : Jehnny Beth (vocals), Ayse Hassan (bass), Fay Milton (drums) and Gemma Thompson (guitar).

In anticipation of the release of their debut album, Silence Yourself, we are excited to announce that Savages are streaming the album in full via www.savagesband.com right now. Silence Yourself will be released on 6th May 2013 and is available on LP, CD and download, the album was recorded in north-west London’s Fish Factory during a three week period in December 2012, and is produced by Johnny Hostile / Rodaidh McDonald.

Preorder Silence Yourself now – Direct | iTunes | Matador | Pop Noire | Rough Trade

The band will also mark album release day with an in-store performance at London’s Rough Trade East on Monday 6th May. The band will perform songs from Silence Yourself at 6pm. Wristbands will be allocated to anyone who purchases the album in store on the day of the event, with any additional wristbands given out an hour before the performance. For more information, fans should head to RoughTrade.com

Savages also recently announced a London headline show at The Ministry of Sound in London on Thursday 9th May. Continuing their search for different ways of performing music, Savages chose to curate the event at The Ministry of Sound, an intentionally unusual choice of venue for a guitar band – with one of the best QUADROPHONIC sound systems in the world. Happening the week of their album release, this intimate show will be placed all around the musicians to encourage total immersion and make this experience even more unusual and exciting. The whole evening will be curated by Savages, with films, DJ sets and special composed support slot from the band’s producer Johnny Hostile.  Watch this space for more details about the show coming soon.

Savages Live, 2013

May

1st Queen’s Social Club, Sheffield, UK

2nd SWG3, Glasgow, UK

5th Arts Centre, Norwich, UK

7th Bodega, Nottingham, UK

8th Old Fire Station, Bournemouth, UK

9th Ministry Of Sound, London, UK

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

June

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

July

4th Roskilde, Denmark

August

30th End Of The Road festival, UK

Hear the Savages album ahead of release, at select stores this weekend

By Stuart on Friday, April 19th, 2013

Savages by Richard Dumas

Following Savages’ two Pitchfork Best New Track rated singles for She Will and Shut Up (watch it on Youtube), we’re giving 5 record stores in the UK the first public airing of the forthcoming album Silence Yourself tomorrow, for Record Store Day.

The below stores will all be playing the record at the following times, you can pre-order Silence Yourself from Savages, the Matador Store and iTunes, or in the store blasting to your ears, if you’re in one of the following shops:

Jumbo, Leeds @ 8:30am

Piccadilly, Manchester  @ 10am

Sister Ray, London @ 11am

Spillers, Cardiff @ 3pm

Resident, Brighton @ 7pm

New Savages Song, ‘Shut Up’, Video and Unique London Show Announced

By Judge on Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Savages and acclaimed filmmaker Giorgio Testi have collaborated to created a film to accompany the brand new track Shut Up, taken from Savages forthcoming debut, Silence Yourself, out 6/7 May.   The film, which is directed and edited by the Grammy-nominated Testi, captures the beauty and intensity of a Savages’ live performance to full effect.

Commencing with singer Jehnny Beth intoning the poem / statement-of-intent from the front cover of the band’s forthcoming debut album and then moving into a full performance of the track Shut Up, the film has been premiered today by Dazed Digital.

Meanwhile, Savages today announce a unique London headline show. The show will take place at the Ministry Of Sound on Thursday 9th May, with tickets going on sale at 9.30am tomorrow, Friday 19th April from www.gigsandtours.com

This special, intimate show will see Savages taking over the world-famous club to create a unique one-off gig environment, with surround sound PA and the band performing in-the-round, surrounded on all sides by the audience. The whole evening will be curated by Savages, with films, DJ sets and special composed support slot from the band’s producer Johnny Hostile. Anyone who attended the band’s recent headline show at London’s Electric Ballroom venue will have an idea of what to expect.  More exciting details on the show to come.

Preorder Silence Yourself at any of the following retailers, or your local record store:

Savages | Matador Direct | Pop Noire | iTunes

Silence Yourself.

Savages Live, May 2013

1st Queen’s Social Club, Sheffield, UK

2nd SWG3, Glasgow, UK

5th Arts Centre, Norwich, UK

7th Bodega, Nottingham, UK

8th Old Fire Station, Bournemouth, UK

9th Ministry Of Sound, London, UK

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

23rd Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain

25th Field Day Festival, London, UK

Savages live on KEXP today

By Hector on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

(photo by Richard Dumas)

If you heard a low, persistent rumbling coming from the West Coast last weekend, chances are it had something to do with Savages’ performance at Coachella, which may not have had R. Kelly but more than made up for it in fist-pumping intensity according to at least one well-known source. Understandably many of you were unable to make it out to the desert to check them out, so I humbly suggest you listen to KEXP this afternoon at 4:00PM EDT/1:00PM PDT for the band’s first ever U.S. radio performance. Listen online at KEXP.org or on the radio in Seattle at 90.3FM.

And hey, since you’re already here, why not pre-order the debut Savages album, Silence Yourself, at our webstore?

Coming May 6 : Savages – ‘Silence Yourself’ LP/CD/digital album

By Gerard on Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

(EDITOR’S NOTE : in the early days of 2012, our esteemed colleague Natalie Judge was (loudly) signing the praises of a London band called Savages. In the months since, we’ve become equally obsessed with the quartet, partially on the back of a stunning debut 7″ and followup live EP on their own Pop Noire label, but also via a succession of performances in the UK and US that were as visceral and exciting as anything we’ve witnessed in this label’s history.  The resulting debut album, ‘Silence Yourself”, doesn’t merely fulfill the promise of Savages’ initial releases, but serves as stark notice we’re dealing with a band uniquely inspired, uncannily confident and fully realized in a manner that belies their relatively brief existence. – GC)

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“SAVAGES is not trying to give you something you didn’t have already, it is calling within yourself something you buried ages ago, it is an attempt to reveal and reconnect your PHYSICAL and EMOTIONAL self and give you the urge to experience your life differently, your girlfriends, your husbands, your jobs, your erotic life and the place music occupies in your life. Because we must teach ourselves new ways of POSITIVE MANIPULATIONS, music and words are aiming to strike like lightning, like a punch in the face, a determination to understand the WILL and DESIRES of the self.”

This album is to be played loud in the foreground.”
SAVAGES, 2013


Savages will release their debut album, ‘Silence Yourself’ on 6th May 2013 on Matador Records / Pop Noire. (May 7 in North America).  Available on LP, CD and digital formats, the album was recorded in Northwest London’s Fish Factory during  December 2012, and is produced by Johnny Hostile and Rodaidh McDonald.

Clocking in at 38 minutes, Silence Yourself opens with an excerpt from the John Cassavetes film ‘Opening Night’, and features new recordings of ‘Husbands’, ‘I Am Here’ and ‘City’s Full’ – first heard on the debut single “Husbands” b/w  “Flying To Berlin” and the ‘I Am Here’ live EP – both previously released on singer Jehnny Beth’s record label Pop Noire.

The first song  from the album available for public perusal is ‘She Will’, which can be heard via the above YouTube clip.

The album will be available to preorder from iTunes tonight at midnight. ;  iTunes preorder purchasers will receive “She Will” instantly.  LP and CD versions are available for preorder from The Matador Store (initial pressing of the LP is on clear vinyl)

‘Silence Yourself’  track listing:

A1 Shut Up
A2 I Am Here
A3 City’s Full
A4 Strife
A5 Waiting For A Sign

B1 Dead Nature
B2 She Will
B3 No Face
B4 Hit Me
B5 Husbands
B6 Marshal Dear

Savages are: Ayse Hassan (bass), Fay Milton (drums), Gemma Thompson (guitar) and Jehnny Beth (vocals)

Following sold out shows in Europe and America, including a recent gig at London’s 1200 capacity Electric Ballroom,  Savages will continue to tour throughout 2013.  Here’s the spring and summer schedule thus far :

March
19th     Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, USA (tickets)
22nd    Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, Canada
23rd     Lee’s Palace, Toronto, Canada

April
11th    The Echo, LA, USA
13th     Coachella Festival, Indio,  California, USA
15th     Bunk Bar, Portland, USA
16th     Neumo’s, Seattle, USA
18th     The Independent, San Francisco, USA
20th     Coachella Festival, Indio, California, USA

May
1st     Queen’s Social Club, Sheffield, UK (tickets)
2nd     SWG3, Glasgow, UK (tickets)
3rd    Liverpool Sound City, UK (tickets)
4th    Live at Leeds Festival, UK (tickets)
5th     Arts Centre, Norwich, UK (tickets)
7th    Bodega, Nottingham, UK (tickets)
8th     Old Fire Station, Bournemouth. UK (tickets)
13th     Botanique-Orangie, Brussels, Belgium (tickets)
15th    Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands (tickets)
16th    Geb9, Cologne, Germany (tickets)
17th    Lido, Berlin, Germany (tickets)
19th     Zoom, Frankfurt, Germany (tickets)
20th    Kinski, Zurich, Switzerland (tickets)
21st    Magnolia Club, Milan, Italy (tickets)
23rd     Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain
25th     Field Day Festival, London, UK

June
1st    Primavera Sound Festival, Porto, Portugal
6th    Pop Noire night, La Maroquinerie, Paris
8th    Manchester Parklife Festival, UK

Savages – official site
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