The New Savages
The New Savages are an Indie Blues band. Their sound’s unique texture comes from an inspiration on the first generation of recorded Delta Blues, Gospel and Country Music recorded a century ago.
Singer Milan’s striking baritone vocals evoke the spirit of a great poet. His guitar playing is a simple, primitive and hypnotic Blues boogie not unlike John Lee Hooker’s – it’s one that taps into the raw, authentic strand of Blues guitar that has been forgotten by the passage of time.
The New Savages have a subtle sense of charisma and confidence that seems to come from having their ears tuned to the sounds of the old world. This deep interest in the history of the blues, led Milan on a pilgrimage into the Mississippi Hill Country. The journey served as an inspirational basis for the band’s debut album Seventh Son released in June.
The band's appearance at Queenscliff Music Festival this year coincides with a east coast tour with Kent Burnside, grandson of the legendary bluesman R.L. Burnside.