- 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
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.
Photo credit: Iñigo de Amescua Can you believe it's nearly a year since the release of Silence Yourself? In that time I moved house, reached an age milestone and got a dog. Not to mention changing my hair colour three times and going on a juice cleanse. Pretty sure some sorta midlife crisis thing is going on, especially as I'm sharing all this on the www right now. To mark their milestone of one year since the release of their debut album, Savages are releasing a 12" of two new tracks. Recorded live at the London Forum show on November 6, 2013 - exactly halfway through the band’s year - the record captures the full sonic intensity of Savages live performance on the 10-minute-plus ‘Fuckers’, the live set's notorious closer; as well as their more mesmeric side on a sinuous cover of Suicide’s timeless ‘Dream Baby Dream’. 'Fuckers / Dream Baby Dream' is out May 5/6 dependent on what side of the ocean you're on. 12" vinyl and Digital Download. You can preorder the 12" from the following: Matador Direct Drift Rough Trade Jumbo Or if you're digitally minded, iTunes The release will coincide with two Savages-curated Pop Noire nights in east London, the first at The Shacklewell Arms on ‘Fuckers’ release day (May 5th), and the second at Birthdays on the anniversary of the ‘Silence Yourself’ album (May 6th). Here is the line-up so far, with more artists to be confirmed: UPDATE - SOME NEW INFO ON THE POP NOIRE NIGHTS BELOW: 5th May @ Shacklewell Arms (£6 entry) ZZZs (Japan) A Dead Forest Index Bashan (Gemma Thompson – Savages) + Savages DJ set 6th May @ Birthdays (free entry) Johnny Hostile & Jehnny Beth (Live DJ set) Le Vasco (France) + support (tbc) + Romy xx (DJ set) Check savagesband.com for all details.