With the release of their dark, confrontationally moody, and critically acclaimed debut album, Silence Yourself (2013), Savages proved right away that their sound was frenetic and indestructible. Since then, the London-based post-punk band—formed in 2011 by Jehnny Beth, Gemma Thompson, Ayse Hassan, and Fay Milton—has maintained an uncompromising passion and presence that few others can.
This January, with a shift in tone and the intention to "write the loudest songs ever," the band moved forward with the release of their sophomore album, Adore Life. This time—as the title suggests—they thematically embraced an affection for life and its romantic messes: sexual discovery, desire, and the dubiously transformative power of love.
In this episode of Broadly Meets, host and lead singer of White Lung, Mish Way, talks to Jehnny Beth and Gemma Thompson of Savages about their new album, touring, and how there's no bullshit on stage.