Posts Tagged ‘Adore Life’

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Savages roared rock with class. These four female musicians based in London unleashed a racy style of music indeed, full of fever and tension .

The Franco-British training is carried by Jehnny Beth, who answers to the name of Camille Berthomier to the the French – some have also heard Jehn in duo John & Jehn -she shows an androgynous and cheeky look, in a perfect embodiment of the music of the quartet: elegant and fascinating, yet almost threatening.

Savages had caused a stir in 2013 with their debut “Silence Yourself” , an album of rare intensity. After recording during last summer the band released this year  new album “Adore Life”. For this session, the Savages fill the Studio 204 with all their aggressiveness. A private concert where the fire smoldering under the ice

filmed on 16/02/2016 – (31 minutes)

From arteTVconcert

Setlist:
Mechanics
I Need Something New
The Answer
Hit me
Adore

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Adore Life

We have a lot of love for Savages. As forerunners in the recent renaissance in alternative music, they put themselves out on a limb while others lacked the courage to risk the fall. Their amazing live outings were mirrored by an inventiveness in their sound that lifted them head and shoulders above their contemporaries. Before they had recorded their first album, we had marked them as the best show in town and the release of the excellent Silence Yourself in 2013 only served to confirm this.

Thankfully, their pioneering approach became infectious and over the past few years a large number of fine new bands have emerged, leaving their erstwhile mentors in the strange position for young musicians of being veterans in a rapidly expanding field.
It has taken Savages a fair while to follow up on their debut; long gone are the days when artists would release a quality album every year and the four-piece appear not to have had much downtime in a hectic schedule. Perhaps this left them playing catch-up, for Adore Life bears the hallmark of a group keen to get new recordings out without perhaps taking the time to thoroughly explore the distant boundaries of the realm of possibility. The ten-track, thirty-nine minute collection is a punchy one, more capturing the live essence of Savages than embracing the spirit of exploration that helped infuse Silence Yourself with such delightful subtleties and daring. It’s almost brutal in its attack and, despite dropping in a couple of slower moments, the pressure is unlifting. Soundwise, there is no escaping the fact that Jehnny Beth sounds like Siouxsie Sioux and much of Adore Life could have come from mid-period Banshees, though Savages always wear fewer disguises and perhaps lack some guile. Gemma Thompson’s guitars crash and occasionally wail, but never take charge, leaving the voice dominant, and drummer Fay Milton probably added a few muscles in the record’s making but she is immersed in the assault rather than revelling in the opportunity to dance around it. On the other hand, bassist Ayse Hassan thrives in the record’s rumbustiousness and lays down some marvellous patterns that only underline her position as one of the great bassists of the modern era.

By no stretch of the imagination is this a bad record, but there is no escaping the faint feeling of disappointment that Savages haven’t taken things further; they haven’t pushed enough and always want to punch instead of cajole and allure. When they hit the spot on the shining ‘Slowing Down The World’, they sound untouchable and there are highlights throughout, but there is a little too much journeying going on without enough effort to take in the views.

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This concert video, filmed in March before a sold-out crowd at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., the London band Savages is by turns tender and ferocious as it showcases tracks from its latest album, Adore Life. Savages’ lead singer Jehnny Beth is a revelation: Even as she challenges the audience to match the group’s energy from every corner of the stage — as well as catapulting herself onto the audience at one point — it’s Beth’s emotional, life-affirming lyrics that leave the strongest impression.

See for yourself: Savages’ U.S. tour begins on July 15.

SET LIST
  • “I Am Here”
  • “Sad Person”
  • “City’s Full”
  • “Slowing Down The World”
  • “Shut Up”
  • “She Will”
  • “Husbands”
  • “Surrender”
  • “Evil”
  • “When In Love”
  • “I Need Something New”
  • “The Answer”
  • “Hit Me”
  • “No Face”
  • “T.I.W.Y.G.”
  • “Mechanics”
  • “Adore”
  • “F******”

Savages perform “Sad Person” on Later… with Jools Holland, BBC Two (3 May 2016)

The exciting quartet have confirmed their position as one of the most important bands in Britain right now with their recent performance on the BBC2 show Later With Jools Hollandand delivered a wondrous performance of ‘Sad Person’.

Taken form their recent LP “Adore Life” the band stole the show with their vitriolic and impassioned performance. Hitting notes like a jack hammer, without missing a single beat, Jehnny Beth and Co showed their mettle with the triumphant show.

Only when the band are seen live does their ferociousness and decisiveness really shine through. It is this courage of conviction which shows SAVAGES as something far greater than ‘just a band’ – they’re on a mission and they can now count Later With Jools Hollandas a conquered territory.

London rockers Savages perform a song off of their latest album “Adore Life.”

Savages continue to win the hearts and minds of the world, this time with a performance of their enigmatic track ‘Adore’ from their recent LP Adore Life.

Jehnny Beth and co. keep the potency seen in their recent domination of London’s Roundhouse and send a chill down the airwaves to all that were watching this spine-tingling performance.

To be honest, we have yet to see a performance from Savages that wasn’t in some way spine tingling.

SAVAGES – ” Adore “

Posted: January 14, 2016 in MUSIC
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British four-piece Savages are releasing their sophomore album, Adore Life, on January 22nd via Matador Records. Previously the band had shared a video for “The Answer” and the audio of the unrelenting “T.I.W.Y.G.” Now the band has shared another song from the record, the ballad of sorts “Adore” via its video. Anders Malmberg (Mew, Mø) directed the clip with lighting and concept design by Tobias Rylander (The xx, FKA twigs). It is a direct clip, with frontwoman Jehnny Beth singing right into the camera. The song starts slow, but builds at the end, and was inspired by the American poet Minnie Bruce Pratt. 

Adore Life is the follow-up to 2013’s acclaimed debut album, Silence Yourself (not counting 2014’s Words to the Blind, their collaborative album with Bo Ningen). The band recorded the album last April in London with producer Johnny Hostile and engineer Richard Woodcraft. They mixed the album in Copenhagen with Danish electronic producer Trentemøller. Back in August the band shared a teaser trailer for the album that featured Henry Rollins.

Album: Adore Life
Release Date: January 22nd
When Savages began work on their second LP, the U.K. post-punks took on a new challenge: love songs, which singer Jehnny Beth was inspired to write after being showered with good vibes from crowds around the world. Adore Life is just as visceral as Savages‘ debut. “If there were beautiful lyrics, we wanted it to be contradicted by something nasty or aggressive,” bassist Ayse Hassan says.

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Savages shows at London’s Barbican earlier this year as part of the Station To Staion festival of events is set to be released as a live album. The band’s sets with duo A Dead Forest Index is available as a limited edition of 300, vinyl-only release from The Vinyl Factory. The pressing also boasts handcrafted artwork.

The band played two nights (24th and 25th July) as part of artist Doug Aitken’s “30 day happening” at the London arts hub, and also included a live collaboration with choreographer/dance artist Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome and dance artist Rosalie Wahlfrid. For more details and to order a copy, head to Vfeditions.com

Savages new album Adore Life to be Released January 22nd via Matador Records

When Savages stormed into our hearts and minds in 2013 with their debut, Silence Yourself, it was stunning how fully formed the young band was, so confident was their sound and so complete their selfhood. The cohesion of their identity awed listeners and critics, but it also raised the question: where will Savages go from here? Thankfully, the answer – their second album, Adore Life – is just weeks away. Some things have stayed the same: close collaborator Johnny Hostile stays on as a producer, and the band have picked a commanding imperative for the album title. But some are thrillingly different, like how Savages road-tested and fine-tuned Adore Life through a three-week residency at various New York venues last January (the crowd-centric music video for first single “The Answer” is probably a nod to that experience). The result is an album fueled by a furious lust for life. “It’s aggressive,” Beth said of the record. “Words of hope in a world of doom.” If 2015 has showed us anything, it’s the fact that the world is bleak, and so Savages are necessary evil.

From the new upcoming Savages album ‘Adore Life”, available January 22nd, 2016

Shortly after the release of Savages’ 2013 debut, Silence Yourself, Jehnny Beth published a Tumblr post about how her producer/paramour Johnny Hostile converted her to the dark arts of grindcore and death metal. Recounting an early Savages gig in Holland where Hostile served as the opening act, she writes, “Before we came onstage, Johnny said ‘I wanna see a mosh pit for these girls, fuck sake’. And so they did. I love that he said that. I love that he sees that angle in our music instead of the usual Joy Division/Siouxsie comparison we get all the time.” With the tetchy first teaser from Savages’ upcoming sophomore record, those fiercely physical pleasures become less unknown.
The video for “The Answer” sees Savages performing for a small, increasingly shirtless crowd losing their shit in a non-descript indoor space—it’s like the “Smell Like Teen Spirit” video relocated to an art-gallery loft, the choreographed anarchy replaced by violently turbulent POV handycam shots. Accordingly, the song’s stoner-punk swirl isn’t just an invitation to mosh, it’s a musical manifestation of the circle-pit experience: Gemma Thompson’s gnarly, gnashing riff powers the dizzying circular motion, Ayşe Hassan’s full-contact basslines leave bruises, while Fay Milton’s kit-toppling rhythm conjures that feeling of being constantly on the run but never quite finding your feet. Savages have always channeled their sonic intensity from lyrical intimacy, but “The Answer” declares all-out war between its tough sound and tender sentiment. “Love is the answer,” Beth insists, but in this case, confusion is sex.