Melbourne duo The New Savages built their reputation by digging out long lost grooves from pre WWII era blues music, with an emphasis on creating a dark and hypnotic beat that punters can dance to. Lead singer and guitarist Milan has built a career on finding lost blues riffs and transforming them into something modern. There is a real ethos of live performance emphasized by The New Savages, all the music they create insists on being the sound of one guitar and one vocal backed up by the swinging drums of Nathan Power. Nathan developed his skills playing in numerous jazz outfits and provides the perfect backing for Milan's primitive guitar boogie style.
Rarely do the duo's songs take on more than one chord for their entirety - they come from a blues tradition older than the standard 12 bar form. Through being forgotten this music today sounds fresh and vibrant from the voice of a young poet turned bluesman, and will surely be a highlight for all the punters hoping to get up and boogie or drink an ale and tap their foot along to
The New Savages play Melbourne Hill Country Blues. Launching their second EP 'Goin' Over The River' in June 2016 with a 25-date national tour, The New Savages play a slice of classic Americana, drawing on influences such as Jim Morrison and Muddy Waters to create a dark, old-time blues sound.
The album debuted at #4 on AMRAP's Regional Charts, and the June 12th Launch in Melbourne was at capacity.
This EP tour builds on The New Savages busy gigging schedule. They have performed 120+ shows in the last 18 months, appearing at around 15 festivals including St Kilda Fest, Great Australian Beer Fest, and the Bendigo Blues Festival. The New Savages also curated, managed and performed a show at White Night Melbourne 2016 which saw 12 hours of non-stop blues from 7 pm - 7 am.