Savages 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.