- Silence Yourself - OLE-1036 - 2013-05-07
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.
News From The Matablog
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.
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.
To celebrate the 1 year anniversary of Savage's debut 'Silence Yourself', Jehnny Beth made made a special episode of her radio show themed "songs about silence." In addition to the music, listen for an interview of John Cale and Johnny Hostile. You can stream to the entire episode below:
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/.
'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.