Savages: Elegant Brutality, Rendered Anything But Silent The British post-punk band makes its American radio debut at KEXP in Seattle. Luckily, cameras are rolling for these four blistering songs from Savages' debut album, Silence Yourself.

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Savages: Elegant Brutality, Rendered Anything But SilentKEXP

More than a band, Savages is an idea. Guitarist Gemma Thompson said it herself during our interview at KEXP: "We had the idea originally and wanted to put everything we'd all accumulated individually into creating a performance that had a sonic representation of the name Savages."

The British post-punk group spent a year developing its ferocious live attack before successfully solidifying its sound for an album. When they arrived at KEXP, its members told us that this would be their first performance live on the air in the U.S. If they were nervous, you'd never know it, as they ripped through four songs from Silence Yourself with elegant brutality.

Set List
  • "City's Full"
  • "Shut Up"
  • "She Will"
  • "Husbands"
  • Host: Cheryl Waters
  • Engineer: Kevin Suggs
  • Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Scott Holpainen & Justin Wilmore
  • Editing: Jim Beckmann
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