British post-punk band Savages have returned with their new album ‘Adore Life’, delivering a sharp garage sound that has flashbacks to the likes of the classic, old school rock era.
Taking strong inspiration from past rock royalty such as The Smiths and Joy Division, there is a clear and intense sound that Savages has emulated for their second album. The release of the music video for lead single ‘Adore’ has resonated with listeners, as the visualisation of the song delivers a sensual tone that continues to be present throughout the entirety of the album.
Almost every song opens with an addictive guitar riff as an introduction before hitting into heavier lyrics as heard in the track ‘Sad Person’ – making it clear this album was created to be played live. Final track ‘Mechanics’ concludes the album with extremely haunting vibes that use just the brooding voice of frontwoman Jehnny Beth to send it off. Every track on the album acts as a throwback to the classic garage band style, with the album serving as a reminder of the fierce and cutting sounds that can be created from unpolished, untamed punk rock.
Out via Matador Records
Reviewed by Meg Kennedy