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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
Pop Noire