Seeing Savages LivePosted: September 24, 2013
(Image via Wonderland Magazine)
I have a ticket to see London-based Savages at the Biltmore tonight. I admit, I’ve been a huge skeptic. Simon has been obsessed with their post-punk sound for months and when he first had me listen to them, I couldn’t get past the fact that lead singer Jehnny Beth’s voice reminded me of Rush’s Geddy Lee. And that was it, I was completely turned off.
But, Simon persisted (ie. had me sit at his desk and watch a long and intense live performance of theirs) and I decided that I shouldn’t pass up the opportunity to see them live. Especially since I’ve heard from other friends that their live performances kick ass. Maybe in real life, her voice won’t scream Geddy Lee to me. At least that’s what I’m hoping.
According to a Wonderland Magazine post published last October, their performances are intoxicating.
Jehn’s gain-friendly post punk band with musicians Ayse Hassan, Gemma Thompson and Fay Milton – have whipped up a storm of buzz in recent months, grounded almost utterly on word-of-mouth, some guarded press coverage and a clutch of otherworldly, sublime live performances that seem to have intoxicated audiences.
I’ll try my hardest not to feel intimidated. Below are two of their best songs, Shut Up and Husbands.