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 yet ephemeral. There is a real ethos of live performance emphasised 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 studied music academically at Melbourne University and 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.
When: Friday 26 June
Where: Harmonie German Club Narrabundah