Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Savages debut: Silence Yourself

Not since Joy Division or Patti Smith have I liked punk so much, nor since the first time I heard Beach House's vocals have I been more in awe of a throaty female vocal. Until now.

Savages, a London-based female post-punk band fronted by Jehnny Beth's already iconic bellow, put forward the first singles from their forthcoming LP, "She Will", "Husbands" and "Shut Up" - captivating attentions with commanding rock that's carried by jangly drum thunder and bounding bass lines that will shake a venue. Clearly confident on their way to clobbering their male punk-rock counterparts in indie chart placement and ticket sales, the Silence Yourself listen might be a challenging one for the average listener. Even if you don't understand every bit of it, or if the brooding melodies and chaotic uproars aren't for you - you have to appreciate that these girls are going to be relentless in their pursuit of not just being heard, but ruling the rock music landscape this year. Check them out:

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