Friday, 27 September 2013

Savages: Husband

Great to see a new video by the band Savages, for the track Husband.

The London-based band is led by French singer Jehnny Beth (Camille Berthomier), one of the founders of the Pop Noire label.

To these ears there are elements of late 70s post punk, but also something of PJ Harvey's early work in the song.

Both these ingredients are very good things indeed to have in a song.

The song features on their album Silence Yourself, which has been nominated for this year's Mercury Prize, a UK award for the best album of the year.

Savages certainly deserve the attention that the nomination will attract, and while they might be outsiders to win the award - they're up against the likes of David Bowie and teh Arctic Monkeys - it's entirely possible the judges will decide that the award should go to a new act rather than to one of the old guard.

We can certainly hope so anyway, they certainly deserve it.

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