Savages storm The Current studio

Savages guitarist Gemma Thompson
Savages guitarist Gemma Thompson (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
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    Jul 22, 2013 Listen to all 4 tracks:
    Full In-studio Session with Savages
    City's Full
    She Will
    Husbands

Between their much-buzzed-about set at the Pitchfork Music Festival on Saturday and their sold-out show at the Triple Rock Social Club last night, excitement over Savages is at an all time high. And for good reason: The London quartet bring a rare intensity and seriousness to their live shows, and their muscular precision has a magnetic effect.

The band stopped by the Current studios this morning to perform three songs off of their much-lauded debut, Silence Yourself, and chat with host Mark Wheat about their recent popularity in the U.S. The interview took an insightful turn, too, as the band discussed everything from choreography to an artist's ability to influence culture with Wheat. And fans will be happy to learn that Savages are just as fierce performing in the morning at a studio as they are inside a dark, packed club.

Savages return to Minneapolis on Tuesday, September 17, to play First Avenue.

Songs Played: "City's Full," "She Will," and "Husbands".

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  • Savages' lead singer Jehnny Beth
    Savages' lead singer Jehnny Beth (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Ayse Hassan, Savages' bassist
    Ayse Hassan, Savages' bassist (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Gemma Thompson of Savages playing guitar.
    Gemma Thompson of Savages playing guitar. (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Gemma Thompson
    Gemma Thompson (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Drummer Fay Milton
    Drummer Fay Milton (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Ayse Hassan on bass
    Ayse Hassan on bass (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Jehnny Beth and Ayse Hassan of Savages
    Jehnny Beth and Ayse Hassan of Savages (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Gemma Thompson's gear
    Gemma Thompson's gear (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
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