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Album out Jan 2016
but with more women
We've observed our audience all around the world and noticed that something is happening. People want to be pushed to do good, or to be good, or just to feel good. We wanted a very intense video, that felt like banging your head against the wall, focusing on our audience: a portrait of our crowd, an homage to music lovers and the good people who are coming to gigs and shouting their lungs out, or just smiling at the back. We were touched by them every night, and wanted to get their message out there: loud guitar music is still alive and still connects people.
I've been eagerly awaiting something new from them. Absolutely loved the debut. Liking the new song, too. Can't wait to hear the rest.
Linkin Park video
like I wouldn't be surprised if it was filmed in a High School.
song is decent otherwise. still not really sold on them.
Good one Savages, good one
i wanna go surfin
It's apparently an 8am start. Yes, 8am.
I've got my tickets for The Roundhouse.
would probably work better in the context of an album.
feels like an album opener to me, to be followed by something more like City's Full or Shut Up (minus monologue intro).
which would probably work well.
On sale now. Just got a ticket.
of this new direction.
but not sure it's a good thing
how odd that this band would be the type to divide critics vs. general music listeners.
got better towards the end, but that really wasn't very good.
it feels like their acclaim really went to their heads.
One of the best things they've done imo.
Not sure about the video though, singer looks like she wants to have a fight with me.
their best song by miles IMO.
backlash has started after the Pitchfork review rolls in.
This song kicks ass
Stunning and emotional or something. Signs point to no.
then because it's a January album it'll be ranked No. 40 or something in their end of year list.
seems like the backlash started before their last album was even released. Mentioned elsewhere, but it was odd how much of a divide in enthusiasm there was in critics vs audience.
personally, I'm surprised this track is so well received here. If Arcade Fire or U2 or someone else released it, I feel like most of the people here would be howling over how obviously pretentious it all is. Shame as my only real problem with their debut was that it was kind of uneven, but I figured they'd work things out on this album.
Was the standout at Simple Things in October.
and a voice. Savages were the real deal when they were hyped a few years back when they came on the scene. I'm troubled that insanely mediocre garage dirge like Hinds is the kind of new stuff that people get excited about. They sound like music I've heard a million times over done really boring.
Husbands is their best song but this one comes close to me.
And seemingly not very good at producing music anymore, either.
genuinely interested in why you think this, not challenging you to provide evidence
Video's a bit fucking daft, but you know, whatever. That second one is a snooze-o-rama though, fucking hell. My gf's only just getting into them, she's going to be well annoyed when I tell her I prefer the early stuff 😀
that captures the same spirit and sound as the debut as to allow the pre-release songs to be appreciated on their own terms. I agree the first one is good and the second one less so. The third isn't setting my world on fire either. But if the rest of the album sounds more like the debut, I'll enjoy these new songs much more.
on a couple of listens, I think it may well be a bit as I'd hoped. Possibly a teensy bit more moody (as against catchy) than I'd like, but the pre-release tracks do indeed sound better in the context of the album, and there's a couple of other really strong tracks (on first impression).
Really like Sad Person.
may as well pack up now, cancel the tour, it's over
it must genuinely be a bit of a hit to album/ticket sales.
gave the new album a shot. The singles work better without the accompanying cringe as fuck videos (though Adore still feels a bit out of place). A bit more even in quality than their last, but I still can't shake the We're Making Important Statement Music vibe; like the credo on their last album's cover art made into music.
was the the time i've heard them. i liked it. the drums stood out as being quite good, and drums rarely stand out as anything really.
It's definitely all lot lighter than Silence Yourself, but it's still a good listen.
So initial impressions only - very good. Bit more varied than Silence Yourself which is always what you hope for one a second album. Having seen them do most of the songs live it's interesting to already know which ones work as belters outside of the album. As someone mentioned ^above about the drumming, the first thing that struck me on seeing them live for the first time (Field Day last year) was how tight yet aggressive the drums were.
...and still very impressed. Nice album structure too, opening triple whammy of The Answer/Evil/Sad Person before slowing things right down with Adore and Slowing Down The World. Sticking T.I.W.Y.G. second to last suggests that maybe they view it as this albums version of Husbands.
A few reviews have questioned that having produced two album of serious, minimalist post-punk where can they go from here, but I think this shows enough evolution from their debut to suggest that there's plenty of good stuff to come.
very really got into the first one but they blew me away at Field Day last year where they played mostly new stuff. Opening track sounds like Kylesia or Baroness or something
The first album completely passed me by but I like the new one a lot.
For some reason, I hadn't quite cottoned on to how much of their sound revolves around bits of feedback and other entertainingly noisy effects. As a result, I wasn't fully prepared for the racket and the aggression of their live set. Lovely stuff.
Ningen were proper Bo as well.
Looking forward to seeing them tomorrow night - The Roundhouse is a change of scale from the last time I saw them at Tufnell Park Dome so it will be interesting to see how different the vibe is.
Bo Ningen are a great choice of support - they did a joint album together a couple of years back so assume they are mates. Going to make an actual effort to catch the support for once (will probably fail).
to the new album until a few days ago. It's really good. Their debut didn't really grab me but the time I saw them live at The Lexington was a great gig. Tomorrow should be fun. I'll watch as much of the football I can at a Camden pub and leg it for Savages at 9pm.
...but then when I caught them in the slightly inauspicious setting of the big top in the evening of Field Day last year I was blown away by their energy live. Total convert now.
Really enjoyed Bo Ningen too, both their support set and their appearance for the full on guitar freakout encore. Jenny Beth's crowd walk was mighty impressive, although she might want to think about going wireless with her mic.