- 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.
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'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.
Today Savages release the new video for the track Strife taken from their debut album Silence Yourself. Some words from Savages: “We wanted to make a video that focused on a timeless human physicality and physical expression, a search for understanding through the movement, action and reaction of two characters. We chose the classical landscape of the empty beach. A fight ensues between two men: one older, one younger; a tragic outcome, and death. French director Antoine Carlier - co-founder of Pop Noire records with Jehnny Beth, who previously collaborated with the band on their artwork - filmed the scene with a modern black & white aesthetic on the beaches of Gironde in South-West France. The film is a play on human instincts and desire for survival, echoing the famous beach murder scene in the novel 'The Stranger' by Albert Camus. Either a tale from the past or science-fiction, this is an endless story of human struggle. We see the fragmentation between two generations, a subject of predilection for Savages (ref: 'I Am Here' manifesto), where the ‘young, intelligent and radical people’ live in servitude to established elders.” Directed by Antoine Carlier Produced by Walter Films and Savages Actors: Leo Pochat and Richard Duval http://savagesband.com http://www.walterfilms.tv
Not content with The NME and Grammy nominations already circulating, The Fly magazine in London have their inaugural awards show taking place on February 6th, with Thurston Moore to receive their "Living Legend" award, with the following Matador acts also up for nomination. Voting is, of course,
demandedencouraged and can be done so here, with the chance to win tickets to the award show. Artist of the Year: Kurt Vile, Queens of the Stone Age, Savages Song of the Year: Kurt Vile 'Air Bud', Queens of the Stone Age 'My God Is The Sun', Savages 'She Will' Live act of the year: Queens of the Stone Age Label of the year: Matador (amongst others).
This years NME awards spoonsored by Austin, Texas (...no, we don't get it either) take place on February 26th in London which sees Queens of the Stone Age and Savages battle it out in the Best Album and Best Live Act categories, whilst Queens are also nominated for Best International Band and Jehnny Beth of Savages is nominated in the Best Band Blog/Twitter. Voting is open now over at the NME website. Let's help Queens and Savages fill up their trophy cabinets.