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Savages confirmed for Lanewayfestival 2014?

Fay Milton – the drummer with British post-punk crew Savages – has revealed that the band will be in Australia in February 2014 for a festival tour, all but confirming that they’ll be part of the lineup for next year’s Laneway festival.

“We’re coming over in February next year – I don’t know if our festival has been announced actually, but I’ve been to the festival before, it should be good,” Milton told The Vine. “I came to Australia and learnt to play drums in Melbourne: lived there for a few months, made a lot of great friends, it was about four years ago in Northcote. I still listen to 3RRR all the time. So I have friends in Melbourne, I’m looking forward to going back.”

The London quartet has been likened to Gang of Four, Joy Division and Rowland S Howard with lead singer Jehnny Beth earning comparisons to the likes of Siouxsie Sioux, Karen O, PJ Harvey and Ari Up of The Slits. Their debut Silence Yourself was released earlier this month and, according to FL reviewer Chris Familton, it lives up to the hype. “Many bands suffer from overt premature praise but like Interpol, The Strokes and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Savages have backed it up with a very strong and confident debut built on energy, drama and intensity,” Familton reported.

Although Savages haven’t been officially confirmed for the Laneway tour, they were one of the acts on Laneway co-promoter Danny Rogers’ hit-list for the festival. Savages also played on the Laneway stage at London’s Field Day over the weekend alongside Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs, Chvrches, Dark Bells, Daughter, Django Django, Kurt Vile, Mount Kimbie, and Palma Violets.

When we spoke to Rogers about the bands he expected to breakthrough in 2013, he declared that Savages are one of the most exciting acts he had seen in the past year. “It was like when I saw Warpaint the first time. Something just dropped in my heart,” he explained. Other bands on Rogers’ tip-sheet also included Splendour bound indie-folk crew Daughter, CHVRCHES, Disclosure and Melbourne’s Bored Nothing and Vance Joy.

Related: Danny Rogers on Laneway’s future: “Anything is possible”

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jacegalvin said on the 29th May, 2013

Will have to listen to the album again.
Really did not get the hype the first time around.


haydendavies said on the 29th May, 2013

farrk, turn 18 in April, two months after


shazie said on the 30th May, 2013

Will have to listen to the album again.
Really did not get the hype the first time around.

I felt the same when I first started listening to them but after a few listens they grew on me quite well.


humanracin said on the 30th May, 2013

I find that some of my favourite albums are the ones that are real growers and this is a grower.
The Savages sound is heavily influenced by The Banshees & I'm a huge fan of that band so I was sceptical when I first heard of them.


scottyk82 said on the 30th May, 2013

Saw them before I even heard of them. That heart drop thing might be a bit of an exaggeration, but they blew my socks off during a very hung over mid afternoon set last month.

Bar Wench

Bar Wench said on the 30th May, 2013

i love the genre but i'm still in two minds about this band.

i want to love them but i just can't quite get there.

i will say though,the bass is amazing and really holds the album together.