Savages: “Are we intimidating? I hope so!” (Q355 Preview)

Savages: “Are we intimidating? I hope so!” (Q355 Preview)

savagesSavages are “scary” live band – that’s according to a founding member of the Bad Seeds.

The London-based four-piece are interviewed in our new issue – Q355 on sale now in print and on digital – and they address the fearsome reputation their band has garnered via a series of exhilarating yet uncompromising live shows.

Asked by Q’s Dorian Lynskey if Savages are “intimidating”, frontwoman Jehnny Beth declares with a laugh: “I hope so! Why not?”

She also shares former Bad Seed Mick Harvey's view of the band. The multi-instrumetallist told the singer that the first time he saw her live: “You freaked me out. You were really scary… it’s a good thing. I like scary.”

“I get that sense a lot,” says Savages guitarist Gemma Thompson of his verdict. “The first show you do in a place, people don’t know how to react. I think it can be intimidating when you’re four strong women onstage.”

Get the new issue of Q now for the full feature interview with Savages, plus below is their video for new single Adore.

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