Savages – “Fuckers” video
Savages are a London-based, 4-piece rock band made up of Jehnny Beth (singer), Gemma Thompson (guitar), Ayse Hassan (bass) and Fay Milton (drums), and their genre classification on Facebook is “loud, quite loud.” These ladies released their debut album, titled Silence Yourself, in 2013, via Beth’s label Pop Noire and Matador Records; and they are scheduled to release their sophomore album, Adore Life, on January 22nd, 2016, via the same labels.
I got put onto the band today, after seeing the music video for “Fuckers”. Even though this video came out more than a year ago, I’m still gonna share it, because it’s an awesome anthem that you need to hear. Let me tell you, this is one of those songs that you listen to and sing along with when you’re in NO mood to be fucked with by other people. If you have a playlist for those types of songs, this has GOT to be on it. It’s a 10-minute live song that finds Jehnny belting a venomous line (“Don’t let the fuckers get you down“) in the face of those trying to stop her/you from whatever, over a revved-up, slow climb of a head-nodding bass, a screeching guitar, and shaky, foot-tapping drums. A third of the way through, the band breaks into noisy rock chaos, and it’s aggressive and fantastic. The ferocious performance was directed by Giorgio Testi. Check it out, and make sure you turn your volume up, because you’re going to want to listen to this one loud… quite loud.
This song isn’t on their first, nor their second, album, so if you want it, go download the split single from iTunes. Or you can grab the 12″ over at Matador Records. Look out for their new album next year!