THE SPILL MAGAZINE ARTIST PORTRAIT:
Savages is a post-punk band from London, England, UK, formed in 2011 by Jehnny Beth (vocals), Gemma Thompson (guitar), Ayşe Hassan (bass) and Fay Milton (drums). Members Jehnny and Gemma are also from the band John & Jehn, whom are also signed to Pop Noire Records.
After some celebrated live performances, they released the double A side Savages in May 2012, followed by the live EP I Am Here in October. They released the first album Silence Yourself on May 6th, 2013 through Matador Records.
“The Answer” promo video, was released on October 2015. It was announced that the 10-track second album, Adore Life, would be released on January 22, 2016.
Press release on the new album:
“It’s about change and the power to change. It’s about metamorphosis and evolution. It’s about sticking to your guns and toughing it out. It’s about now, not tomorrow. It’s about recognizing your potential. It’s about self-doubt and inaction. It’s about you. It’s about me. It’s about you and me and the others. It’s about the choices we make. It’s about finding the poetry and avoiding the cliché. It’s about being the solution, not the problem. It’s about showing weakness to be strong. It’s about digging through your dirt to look for diamonds. It’s about claiming your right to think unacceptable thoughts. It’s about boredom and the things we do to drive it away. It’s about being on your own so you can be with people. It’s about knowing what it means to be human and what it might mean one day. It’s about the parts and the sum of the parts. It’s about the music and the message: together, one and the same. It’s about bass, guitars, drums, and vocals. It’s about opening-out and never, ever dying. But most of all it’s about love, every kind of love. Love is the answer.”