Watch Savages Tear Into Blistering ‘Fuckers’
Plus, Jehnny Beth reflects on her "Year in Savages"
As of today, Savages’ commanding debut LP Silence Yourself has been out for exactly one year and the English post-punk band is celebrating with a fresh 12-inch single. The A-side features a new 10-minute song called “Fuckers” and the flip contains a cover of Suicide’s “Dream Baby Dream.” Both songs were recorded live at the Forum in London last June, and though we’ve seen live performances of each before, an official live video directed by Giorgio Testi is out now too.
Seen above, the “Fuckers” clip is minimal — featuring nothing more than concert footage of the band basking in white light — but the performance itself is striking, relying on the driving bass-lines and noisy guitarplay that made Silence Yourself what it was.
Singer Jehnny Beth also took to Huffington Post to ruminate on her time with the band since the release of their debut. Her column is largely a meditation on doing things her own way, in the face of opposition. It also falls in line with the band’s carefully considered aesthetics and politics, and their lack of fear in challenging fans. Beth also writes about the role that King Krule, Iggy Pop, and Leonard Cohen each played along the way.