A few weeks ago we hit Sheffield, birthplace of Pulp, Arctic Monkeys, Warp Records, The Human League, and, er, Reverend & The Makers, for a dynamite weekend event called Detestival. It was two days of heavy, hairy and occasionally avant-garde guitar-based mania. Ranging from raging rock’n’roll duo Wet Nuns to pulverising psyche-noise four-piece Bo Ningen. On day one, fairly early [..]
Over the last 9 months or so, Savages have been the band on everyone’s lips. Indeed, every label in the Beggars Group (XL, Rough Trade, 4AD and eventual victors Matador) requested to sign them. It’s been the most refined, well-calculated band profile construction in recent memory. Apart from a couple of limited vinyl releases – first single ‘Husbands’ and follow [..]
The long time coming debut from this London band has come at exactly the right moment. By biding their time they’ve managed to hit the wave of the return of the 80s/90s – these guys streaming the lo-fi sentiments of Pavement and Teenage Fanclub. The sweetly soft boy/girl vocals offer up a My Bloody Valentine if they had more of an eye on the pop market.
Along with recent single ‘This Love Will lead You On’; ‘Blowing Kisses’ and ‘You Forget So Easily’ manage to successfully balance between reverb heavy indie and choruses which could be span at a future indie disco.
Right time then, and hopefully right place.