The hard truth is that 95% of music produced is diabolically awful, and this is especially true when it comes to new bands who’ve yet to test their mettle. Yet once in a while a new band emerges so perfectly formed that they leave you no choice but to sit up and take notice. Savages are one such band, they’ve only played a handful of shows and they haven’t even released any music, but their so damn good it’s hard not to get excited. It’s a sterling concoction of dark pounding abrasive post punk, with a particularly ferocious rhythm section, that manages to hit all the right notes. Judging from these very initial impression big things should be expected from this lot.
Listen to a live recording below or why not head over to the Quietus to read an interview with the noisnik upstarts.