Savages live at Shoreditch 1-2-3-4 Festival 2012

I took these pictures of Savages when I went to Shoreditch 1-2-3-4 Festival about a month or so ago. I never really had the heart to process them because I didn’t feel they were good enough and also my flash failed on me that day. There’s more but maybe I’ll look at them again and decide if they are suitable to be seen by the public. These are just a few of them that I felt were okay – I thought this post is a good excuse to use them.

Savages have just recently released their Live EP out now on digital download. I’ve literally just bought it and I wanted to let you guys know that it is FUCKING IMMENSE. It features 4 tracks recorded during their shows in Nottingham and Bristol, listening to them makes me feel like I am transported right in front of the stage watching them.

savages live at 1-2-3-4- festival 2012

There is a reason why I am obsessed with this band. I first caught them at the Fuhrer Bunker in Manchester, at the insistence of a very good friend. That show will go down as a legendary date in history. If you’d like to find out more about that show, click on that link.

[SAVAGES - City's Full (Live in Nottingham, Bodega)]

There is no other band right now that possesses this level of intrigue and enigma about them. The moody guitarist. The intense lead singer. The bassist who plays with her eyes closed throughout their sets. The mental drummer. And the sound they make as a collective: haunting, disturbing, nostalgic. Capturing the purity and essence of everything about late 80s post-punk, Ian Curtis and Siouxsie Sioux reincarnated.

savages live at shoreditch 1-2-3-4 festival 2012

I’ve been listening to this EP on repeat for like 3 hours now. The only way for you to understand this obsession is to go to their shows and buy their releases, be part of history. These guys are going to be huge. I just cant wait for their full length album to come out.

Here’s the promo video for the release. You MUST watch it:

In their own words: “Savages’ songs aim to remind us that human beings haven’t evolved so much, that music can still be straight to the point, efficient and exciting.” 

Visit the Savages website for more info on other releases and gig dates.
Don’t forget to catch Savages on BBC TWO with Jools Holland tonight at 10pm BST and again on Friday night.

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