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Savages

Savages

No Bra

Thu, April 18, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Savages
Savages
The all-female post-punk four-piece Savages recall the tenacity and more artistic movements of London’s punk heyday with their blistering sound and noisy guitars. Hailing from the English capital, they formed at the end of 2011 after guitarist Gemma Thompson and singer Camille Berthomier — known as Jehny Beth — had procrastinated over a name and starting a band until they eventually settled on Savages and set to work on writing songs. Soon after, Ayse Hassan joined on bass and Fay Milton completed the lineup on drums. Soon after their formation, the band performed their first show in January 2012, supporting rock outfit British Sea Power. They were then picked up by Sigur Rós manager John Best and released a double A-side single “Flying to Berlin/Husbands” through indie label Pop Noir. The single attracted attention from various music publications, where they were favorably compared to luminaries Public Image Ltd., Siouxsie and the Banshees, and PJ Harvey. Further raucous live performances ignited the band’s rise, with a successful appearance at the New York-based CMJ Music Marathon and also on Later… With Jools Holland in the UK. A whirlwind year was capped off by the quartet with a nomination for the BBC Sound of 2013 award.
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"Doleful pornographic poetry" – Q magazine

"Strange, sometimes disturbing..music that's as creepily compelling as it is unapproachably aloof" - pitchfork review

"Cocks, cocaine, wanking, fags, fucking, tits...there's just nothing else to say about this record." - VICE magazine

"Too much meandering anti-folk" - Stoolpigeon

"We have to warn you that only four of the songs on this record have what could be recognized as a melody" - Time Out

"Who else could say 'knickers on yer doorstep' and make it sound really sentimental?" - the Pixx

"Dance and Walk models a creepy, stream of consciousness vibe that won't sound quite so catchy at art openings. Murmuring over plinky-plonky beats and spidery acoustic guitar, she comes on like one of those men who sidle up to you with a randomly obscene comment." - Plan B

"Polite is like filthy crickets mating to Leigh Bowery's band minty with lyrics randomly ripped out of Penthouse Forum and churchwhisper quiet Doherfuckher is menacing and a bit mental. The singing to themselves crazies on London's busses have clearly had an effect. " – Londonpaper

"…sexually incorrect politics, messed up and cheapo bodybeat- all of it bathed in some murky underworld fog that links London's fashionista clubscene with Berlin, Amsterdam, New York and the Victorian East End" – Rough Trade review
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