By Paul Faller
It’s been a good week for Savages – not only did they release their debut EP I Am Here, they also gave an incendiary performance on Later… With Jools Holland that exposed Mumford & Sons as the tedious dullards they really are. For any band to release a live EP so early in their career is a bold move, but for Savages it’s simultaneously a logical one – it’s logical because the band’s current reputation is built around their live shows, and bold because it demonstrates a significant level of confidence in their own abilities.
For those who are new to the band, they’re a London based, all-female four-piece who make brooding post-punk that’s not afraid to get loud and chaotic – savage, if you will (sorry). Think Siouxsie Sioux fronting Joy Division, or for a 21st century comparison, a more focused version of what The Horrors were doing on their first record – less shock, more awe. (I don’t mean that in an unkind way, either – I liked the first Horrors record.) … Continue Reading