Savages

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Savages - © Pop Noire
Savages - © Pop Noire
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Savages

The post-punk four-piece Savages recall the tenac­ity and more artis­tic move­ments of London’s punk heyday with their blis­ter­ing sound and noisy gui­tars. Hailing from the English cap­i­tal, they formed at the end of 2011 after gui­tarist Gemma Thompson and singer Jehnny Beth set to work on writ­ing songs under the name of Savages. Ayse Hassan joined on bass and Fay Milton on drums, before their first show in January 2012 with British Sea Power.

They were then picked up by Sigur Rós man­ager John Best and released a double-A-side single Flying to Berlin/​Husbands’ through Pop Noire. The single attracted atten­tion from var­i­ous music pub­li­ca­tions, where they were favor­ably com­pared to lumi­nar­ies Public Image, Siouxsie and the Banshees or PJ Harvey.

I Am Here’ was released in 2012 and Savages part­nered with Matador Records to release their debut album Silence Yourself’ in May 2013. The band fol­lowed it up with their 2016 release Adore Life’, which drew com­par­i­son to Swans, Soundgarden and once again, PJ Harvey. Alongside record­ing this second record, front­woman Jehnny Beth recorded with Julian Casablancas and they cov­ered Eagles of Death Metal in the wake of the November 2015 Paris terror attacks.

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Savages — Adore Life
2016
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Savages — Silence Yourself
2013
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Savages — I Am Here – Live in Nottingham & Bristol
2013
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Savages — Flying to Berlin / Husbands
2013
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Pop Noire is an inde­pen­dent record label based in Paris, founded in 2011 by artists duo Johnny Hostile and Jehnny Beth, and artis­tic direc­tor Antoine Carlier with the desire to develop bespoke projects.
It all started in London with a punk and DIY phi­los­o­phy as the duo John & Jehn was com­pos­ing and record­ing in the base­ment of their home, while the back room was trans­formed into a makeshift office, stocked to the brim with records.

Pop Noire quickly got noticed and estab­lished its uncom­pro­mis­ing rep­u­ta­tion on an inter­na­tional scale with Lescop’s lunar and cap­ti­vat­ing La Forêt’ or Savages’ burn­ing Shut up’.
The projects mainly build around Johnny Hostile and Jehnny Beth, but the house also opens to other artists as the New-Zealand duo A Dead Forest Index.
In 2017, Pop Noire joined forces with pro­duc­tion com­pany Walter Films founder, Xavier Arias. The label explores new aes­thet­ics such as elec­tronic and exper­i­men­tal music, with the sig­na­ture of French young com­poser Cirrial and the release of Johnny Hostile’s ambi­ent debut album.

Pop Noire is an artists’ house which pro­duces and devel­ops projects in line with its iden­tity: inde­pen­dent, rad­i­cal and exploratory.

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Savages - © Pop Noire
Savages - © Pop Noire
Savages - © Pop Noire
Savages - © Pop Noire
Savages - © Pop Noire
Savages - © Pop Noire
Savages - © Pop Noire
Savages - © Pop Noire

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