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Monday 22 July 2019
A Splendid Racket - Adore Life
It was The Robster from the much missed Is This the Life? blog who first brought English post punk band Savages to my attention.
Adore Life is their second album , Silence Yourself being the first.
I was quite surprised to note that it was released as far back as January 2016 (on the Matador label) as I didn't think it was quite as old as that.A sure sign that I am getting older.
It got to number 26 in the UK charts and was also a a Mercury Prize nominee.It garnered a fair amount of critical praise and indeed hype.
Lead singer Jehnny Beth is often compared to Siouxsie Sioux and it is easy to see why.
Critic Ludovic Hunter-Tilney described the music as, "Distorted guitars set up flayed layers of sound, backed by sinewy drums and bass"
Meets the criteria for this series then.
Savages - The Answer
Savages - I Need Something New