10 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Adore Life is an album about love. Thrillingly, it’s a very loud, visceral and sinister album about love. Thanks to this payload of primal emotion, the antagonism and intensity of the London four-piece’s 2013 debut has been raised and the results are extraordinary. Thunderous opener “The Answer” was presumably designed to ensure audiences lose their minds when played live, Jehnny Beth’s foreboding growl on “Adore” builds into something simultaneously threatening and life-affirming while “I Need Something New” is just one example of this album’s dark, powerful and glorious racket.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Adore Life is an album about love. Thrillingly, it’s a very loud, visceral and sinister album about love. Thanks to this payload of primal emotion, the antagonism and intensity of the London four-piece’s 2013 debut has been raised and the results are extraordinary. Thunderous opener “The Answer” was presumably designed to ensure audiences lose their minds when played live, Jehnny Beth’s foreboding growl on “Adore” builds into something simultaneously threatening and life-affirming while “I Need Something New” is just one example of this album’s dark, powerful and glorious racket.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
47 Ratings
47 Ratings
Viaclovsky

adore them, these savages

From the opening hellfire of The Answer to the slow methodical build of Adore and everything else, Savages remain for my money one of the best acts going today, period. And, somewhat ironically, one of the few bands of this era that seem to have any real balls to them whatsoever (artistically speaking, of course)
Buy this album and the one previous too, you mook.

Faunce13

Life Adored

Can't wait for this. It will be an epic mess!!

Tireandwheel

Where is the album art?

Where is the PDF or the booklet?

About Savages

The all-female 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 Camille Berthomier -- known as Jehnny Beth -- had procrastinated over a name and starting a band until they eventually settled on Savages and set to work writing songs. Soon after, Ayse Hassan joined on bass and Fay Milton completed the lineup on drums. Soon after their formation, Savages performed their first show in January 2012, supporting rock outfit 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 indie label Pop Noir. The single attracted attention from various music publications, where they were favorably compared to luminaries Public Image Ltd., Siouxsie and the Banshees, and PJ Harvey. Further raucous live performances ignited the band's rise, with a successful appearance at the New York-based CMJ Music Marathon and on Later...With Jools Holland in the U.K. A whirlwind year was capped off with the quartet's nomination for the BBC Sound of 2013 award. Another single, I Am Here, was also 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, the tail-end of 2015 and start of 2016 proved to be a busy time for the group as frontwoman Jehnny Beth recorded with Julian Casablancas of the Strokes and the band covered Eagles of Death Metal in the wake of the November 2015 Paris terror attacks. ~ Scott Kerr

ORIGIN
London, England
FORMED
October, 2011

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