The New Savages play Melbourne Hill Country Blues. A mix between the deep delta blues sound of Mississippi, the raw sexuality of The Doors and the storytelling of Johnny Cash.
2017 sees The New Savages launch their third EP “ Baby Don’t Lay Lonesome” with a 35-date East Coast tour including shows at Leaps and Bounds Festival, the Echuca-Moama Winter Blues Festival and the Mornington Jazz and Bues Festival.
“Baby…” came out of a four day session at ‘Cubcave Studios’, a tin shed in producer Damien Sutton’s backyard in Coburg, Melbourne, and is The New Savages third album with Damien at the helm. As with all of their music, this release was recorded as a faithful reproduction of their live sound, two men playing music together in its simplest form. While that might sound like a reflection of punk ethos to the unfamiliar, it comes from singer Milan Milutinovic’s deep admiration for the delta blues of the 1920’s and 30’s.
“Baby…” was recorded in December 2016, capping off an extremely busy year for the band that saw them play three national tours and over 100 shows in support of their second EP “Goin’ Over The River”. This second EP was nominated for The Age’s ‘Best Blues Album’, debuted on the ABARAC Airplay Chart and spent four weeks at #4 on the AMRAP Airit Charts. The “Goin’ Over The River” tour cycle also saw numerous festival appearances (St Kilda Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Moomba Festival, Bendigo Blues and Roots, Ballarat Beer Festival, White Night Melbourne, Melbourne Music Week, Oakleigh Music Festival, Mordialloc Food and Wine Festival), cementing The New Savages reputation as one of Australia’s hardest working blues bands.
“These guys … they get it. Check ’em out as soon as you are able” – Matt Frederick, PBS 106.7 The Juke Joint
“The New Savages have a love for blues with a thousand-yard stare. They specialise in unearthing lost riffs and giving them a second life in new songs.” – B Mag