Savages on Fallon

Savages’ intense and severe live show is the first thing anyone noticed about the band, but it’s the type of live show that doesn’t seem like it should translate to a late-night TV stage. Last night, however, the band made their American TV debut on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and gave an absolute shitstomper of a performance, the type of thing that makes the entire setting look completely different. On the show itself, they bashed out the icily electric “She Will,” and they also did the darkly clanging “City’s Full” as an online bonus. And with frontwoman Jehnny Beth’s relieved smile at the end of “She Will,” we also got a slight and rare character-breaking moment. Silence Yourself, the band’s debut album, is one of the year’s best, and you probably already know that. But if you’re still wondering why people are so excited about this band, this performance is a good place to start. Watch both songs below.

Silence Yourself is out now on Pop Noire/Matador, and it rules so hard.

Comments (12)
  1. That’s fucking rock and roll right there. Great camera work too.

  2. Holy crap. Looking at her eyes as she repeats “She will. She will. She will…”

  3. They’re coming to town next month and my wife isn’t interested in going and my usual concert buddies are otherwise busy. So I’m going by myself. So glad I made that decision.

  4. Fallon always seems to get really great performances out of bands

  5. I love it.

  6. This band is so good. You need to see their performance in Seattle

    http://www.en.ozartsetc.com/2013/05/17/savages-live-performance-kexp-seattle-video/

    And do not forget to get their vinyl! Won’t be disappointed…

  7. I hate to be that guy but I must: I’m not really seeing/hearing anything that’s so great. It’s like 2004 dance post-punk all over again.

  8. If you get the chance to see them live then you have to do it, the t.v. is great but the energy live is enormous. Seen them three times now and better every time, like getting to see siouxsie in her heyday.

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