Savages on writing love songs, not drinking, the term ‘strong woman’, and playing Paris after the attacks

Published in The Independent on Sunday on January 10, 2016

Releasing an album of love songs is not the next move anyone expected from Savages. The four-piece burst on to the music scene in 2012, with dark, angry, noisy post-punk; soon winning a reputation for blazingly intense, immersive live shows, the quartet of Ayse Hassan, Fay Milton, Gemma Thompson, Jehnny Beth were as severe as their styling – they dressed all in black – and were duly hailed as the latest saviours of rock’n’roll. Continue reading “Savages on writing love songs, not drinking, the term ‘strong woman’, and playing Paris after the attacks”