Silence Yourself

  • Type: Music
  • By: Savages
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Rock
  • Recommended by: Morgan D.
  • ISBN/UPC: 744861103622
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A four-woman post-punk explosion you can’t ignore

The four women of the London-based Savages are dead serious, self-consciously arty and political (there’s an honest-to-god manifesto on their album cover), and they make terrifically bombastic music I haven’t been able to turn off for days. French singer Jehnny Beth wails like Karen O and Corin Tucker at their wildest, full of vibrato and vitriol. She’s backed up by Ayse Hassan’s muscular bass lines, which are so powerful they could make any further instrumentation superfluous; Fay Milton and Gemma Thompson’s drums and guitar are just as impressive, though, creating an impenitrable wall of noise. With obvious influences from bands like Siouxsie and the Banshees and Joy Division, Savages still manage to sound exciting and new.