Sunday, September 2, 2012

Artist Of The Day: Savages

It's been a while since a debut single has caused such a stir as Savages' "Husbands." Already set for a repress, the track was swiftly seized upon by indie tastemakers upon its May release, earning the London quartet a reputation among the UK's finest new bands less than a year on from their inception. In a country with a notoriously overzealous and premature hype machine, this was a rare instance of initial fuss being fully justified. A raw clusterfuck of hell raising riffs and eerie basslines, "Husbands" was an example of post punk at its most vital and energized, with a startling vocal from Jehnny Beth only adding further depth to its sizzling pit of intensity. There's plenty more where it came from too, as evidenced by a hugely successful nationwide tour during which the impressive depth of their catalogue was exposed. It certainly bodes well for the immediate future, during which their bubble will surely only continue to swell.

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