Bathed in clear, direct white light, Savages live show is a highly visual experience.
Sure, the music plays an enormous part - what rock show would ignore the actual tunes? - but the four piece seem to have an acute grasp of how to present themselves. With their new album 'Silence Yourself' due for release this year, Savages are making sure that every step, every utterance counts.
Inviting film maker Giorgio Testi to take part in a fresh project, Savages worked closely with the director on their new video. 'Shut Up' Jehnny Beth intoning a statement of intent, the camera then turns to reveal the full line up powering through the song.
One of the more muscular moments of the Savages' live set, 'Shut Up' is buoyed by a throbbing, Killing Joke style bass line which Beth sounds as if she's set to be consumed by some vortex of existential guilt. Every bit as arresting as their music, the visuals for 'Shut Up' contain a rare energy, an almost palpable sense of urgency.
t's another step, another utterance perfectly executed.
Watch it now.
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Meanwhile, Savages have outlined plans for another special show. Vowing to make each live performance an event, the group will take control of the Ministry of Sound on May 9th with tickets going on sale at 9.30am on Friday 19th April.
Famed for its sound, this looks to be an unmissable show. Details:
9 London Ministry of Sound