Savages finished EU/UK tour in London w/ Bo Ningen (pics); North American tour starts soon (win tix to Irving Plaza!)
photos by Rachel Juarez-Carr
The final night of their European tour, and ‘Adore Life’ has transformed Savages into a band operating on a new plain. As the band first started to tease out strands of their second album during last summer’s festival season, a new warmth started to sear and charr the edges of their notoriously brutal live show. Now, that warmth has become a glowing, strobing furnace; reaching every last inch of the Roundhouse.
Ayşe Hassan’s monstrously diving bass lines still plunk and shatter the air like a concrete-block-solid assault, push-pulling with Gemma Thompson’s squalling noise-guitars, and drummer Fay Milton’s underworld-borne pulse. Jehnny Beth remains a fearsome frontwoman, but she’s also opened out to her audience like an unfurling piece of black-jacketed origami, smirking and joshing with the entire, cavernous room. ‘I Am Here’ kicks off the show in swooping, clattering fashion, and true to title, Savages have never been more present. Savages were already blisteringly good with their iron guards up and the fourth wall unlooked through. Tonight, making full unbroken eye contact, they’re sensational. - [DIY Mag]
Savages wrapped up their European leg of their Adore Life tour with a hometown show at London's Roundhouse on March 17 with old friends Bo Ningen opening the show, and joining them for the final song of the night, "Fuckers." Pics from the whole night, and Savages' setlist, are below.
The band's North American tour begins next week, and includes two sold-out NYC shows. If you'd like to go to the BrooklynVegan-presented show at Irving Plaza on March 28, we're giving away a pair of tickets. Enter to win below.
SETLIST: Savages @ Roundhouse, London 3/17/2016
I Am Here
Slowing Down the World
When In Love
I Need Something New
Fuckers (with Bo Ningen)