Savages ravage Union Transfer

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Savages | Photo by Cameron Pollack | cameronpollackphotography.com
Savages | Photo by Cameron Pollack | cameronpollackphotography.com

Coming hot off a World Café session taped that afternoon (be on the lookout!), London-based post-punk band Savages blew the roof off Union Transfer on Thursday night, in support of Adore Life, their sophomore LP. The album, like Savages’ previous longer-form releases, comes with an accompanying manifesto; “It’s about you and me and the others. It’s about the choices we make. It’s about finding the poetry and avoiding the cliché. It’s about being the solution, not the problem. It’s about showing weakness to be strong. It’s about digging through your dirt to look for diamonds.” 

The band, fronted by the larger-than-life singer Jehnny Beth, rocked their way through an expansive 18-song set, featuring the entirety of Adore Life, in addition to staples like “Shut Up” and the epic 10-minute jam “Fuckers.” The white strobe lighting, the pulsing of the bands music, and Jehnny Beth’s mesmerizing stage presence kept the audience entirely entranced, collectively moving closer and closer to the stage after every song.

Setlist
I Am Here
Sad Person
City’s Full
Slowing Down the World
Shut Up
She Will
Husbands
Surrender
Evil
When In Love
I Need Something New
The Answer
Hit Me
No Face
T.I.W.Y.G.
Mechanics
Adore
Fuckers

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