- Silence Yourself - OLE-1036 - 2013-05-07
It’s about change and the power to change. It’s about metamorphosis and evolution. It’s about sticking to your guns and toughing it out. It’s about now, not tomorrow. It’s about recognizing your potential. It’s about self-doubt and inaction. It’s about you. It’s about me. It’s about you and me and the others. It’s about the choices we make. It’s about finding the poetry and avoiding the cliché. It’s about being the solution, not the problem. It’s about showing weakness to be strong. It’s about digging through your dirt to look for diamonds. It's about claiming your right to think unacceptable thoughts. It’s about boredom and the things we do to drive it away. It’s about being on your own so you can be with people. It’s about knowing what it means to be human and what it might mean one day. It’s about the parts and the sum of the parts. It's about the music and the message: together, one and the same. It’s about bass, guitars, drums, and vocals. It’s about opening-out and never, ever dying. But most of all it’s about love, every kind of love. Love is the answer.
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.
All songs were written and played by Savages – Ay?e Hassan (bass), Fay Milton (drums), Gemma Thompson (guitar), Jehnny Beth (vocals). Lyrics by Jehnny Beth.
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Savages' second album Adore Life, released in January of this year, has been nominated for this year's Hyundai Mercury Prize, after their first album Silence Yourself was also nominated for the prize back in 2013. The public are invited to vote online at the Mercury Prize website. Voting opens at 12pm (GMT) on Thursday 4th August and closes at 11:59pm (GMT) on Friday 12th August. Get your votes in people! The band are currently on their way back to European soil to play a series of festival dates shortly after supporting LCD Soundsystem at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. All dates are below. August 4-7: Ypsigrock Festival, Palermo, Italy August 9-13: Oya Festival, Oslo, Norway August 11-14: La Route Du Rock, Saint-Malo, France Friday, August 12 Flow Festival – Helsinki Saturday, August 20: Midnight Sonic, Chiba, Japan Friday, August 26: Bramham Park, Wetherby, UK August 26-28: Reading Festival, UK September 2-4: Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Ireland September 2-4: End of the Road Festival, Salisbury, UK October 1-2 : The Meadows Music Festival, Flushing NY You can order ‘ Adore Life’ from the following: The Matador Store Amazon iTunes Google Play Streaming Savages online : Savagesband.com Facebook Twitter Tumblr Instagram
(above - not a poster for the Pitchfork Festival) Just a reminder for those attending this weekend's Pitchfork Festival in Chicago's Union Park that Savages are playing on the Green Stage Saturday at 4:15pm, while Car Seat Headrest are making their (domestic) P4K fest debut on the Red Stage Friday afternoon at 3:30pm. In addition, Car Seat Headrest are at the Empty Bottle Saturday night at midnight and while advance tickets are sold out, a limited number of tickets will be available at the door. If the above events aren't to your liking, Disturbed, Korn, Breaking Benjamin, Drowning Pool, Asking Alexandria and some version of Page Hamilton's Helmet are taking part in a craft beer exposition in Bridgeview, IL this weekend. I'm told tickets are very much available (which is probably a familiar refrain whenever Drowning Pool are playing), so use that information as you see fit.
Prior to commencement of the next run of live dates (see below), NPR premiered a multi-camera shoot of Savages captured live at Washington's 9:30 Club this past March upcoming tour dates : July 7-9 - Pohoda Festival 2016, Trencin, Slovakia Friday, July 8 - Festival Musilac, Aix Les Bains, France July 14-17 - Pemberton Music Festival 2016, Pemberton, BC, Canada Sunday, July 17 – The Rave II (Downstairs) – Milwaukee, WI Tuesday, July 19 – The Ballroom At the Taft - Cincinnati, OH Wednesday, July 20 - Mercury Ballroom - Louisville, KY Thursday, July 21 – Deluxe – Indianapolis, IN July 22-24 - WayHome Music & Arts Festival 2016, Oro, ON, Canada Tuesday, July 26 – Ace of Spades - Sacramento, CA Wednesday, July 27 – The Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA Friday, July 29 – Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA Saturday, July 30 – The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA Tuesday, August 2 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison CO (sold out)* Wednesday, August 3 - Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison CO (sold out)* August 4-7: Ypsigrock Festival, Palermo, Italy August 9-13: Oya Festival, Oslo, Norway August 11-14: La Route Du Rock, Saint-Malo, France Friday, August 12 Flow Festival – Helsinki Saturday, August 20: Midnight Sonic, Chiba, Japan Friday, August 26: Bramham Park, Wetherby, UK August 26-28: Reading Festival, UK September 2-4: Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Ireland September 2-4: End of the Road Festival, Salisbury, UK October 1-2 : The Meadows Music Festival, Flushing NY * - with LCD Soundsystem order ‘ Adore Life’ from the following “ The Matador Store Amazon iTunes Google Play Streaming Savages online : Savagesband.com Facebook Twitter Tumblr Instagram
Just a heads up for those of you at Primavera Sound in Porto this weekend commencing 9th June - 11th June, we have several members of the Matador family performing. Stages and times below. Get them in your diaries. Friday June 10th 21:25 SAVAGES (Palco Super Bock stage) Saturday June 11th 18:50 ALGIERS (Palco Supert Bock stage) 21:15 CAR SEAT HEADREST (Palco Pitchfork stage) More info.
Algiers, Car Seat Headrest, Savages and Steve Gunn all join this year's Primavera Sound in sunny Barcelona which commenced this week. For those of you who unfortunately aren't basking in the sun watching these bands, you can listen to Car Seat Headrest and Steve Gunn's sets through the magic of the airwaves courtesy of WFMU. Times below (EDT). Friday June 3rd 5:15pm Car Seat Headrest (EDT) 11:20pm Steve Gunn (EDT) You can find more info here.