Laneway Presents Savages

Already announced for MONA’s annual Dark Mofo winter festival, Savages today reveal that they will play two East Coast Australian headline shows this June. The four-piece will take in Sydney’s Metro Theatre on Thursday 16th June, and will conclude their run at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel on Sunday 19th June.

Since they last toured Australia around the 2014 Laneway Festival, Savages have released an acclaimed new album, ‘Adore Life’, played live on US talk shows Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and continue to tour extensively, taking in iconic venues including Manchester’s Albert Hall and San Francisco’s The Fillmore. This weekend, they will hit the stage at Coachella for an anticipated festival set, before continuing on to Sasquatch Music Festival.

Currently in the midst of a mammoth North American run, Savages are garnering rave reviews, described as “impossibly compelling” by the UK’s Telegraph, with Consequence Of Sound saying that “the (new) material breathes just fine, sturdy and lively with thick blood… Savages’ music has always been crafted to be played live”.

Front-woman Jehnny Beth is described by Music Feeds as “intense, poetic and just commanding enough to cut those puppet-strings which so often leave other performers dangling without a sense of their own gravity”, also noting that “Savages are a spectacle with an instantly apparent magnetism. They’re tight, no fuss, efficient, and exact, but with a perfect amount of dissonance and discontent at the base of their sound.”

Current album single ‘The Answer’ is a frenetic guitar-fuelled anthem, led by the intensity of Jehnny Beth’s raw vocals. Watch the music video for ‘The Answer’ here. Released in January, ‘Adore Life’ was recorded in RAK Studios, London in April 2015. It is a record about change and the power to change, about sticking to your guns and toughing it out. It’s about now, not tomorrow. Pitchfork has described ‘Adore Life’ as “… more alive than Silence Yourself – in part because it feels more human, in part because it's telling you to be as loud as possible.”

Watch the video for ‘Adore’ here.

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Thursday 16th June – Metro Theatre or 132 849

Sunday 19th June – Corner Hotel or 1300 724 867