The New Savages are an electric and original take on the first generation of recorded blues. Lead singer/guitarist Milan’s striking baritone vocals seem to evoke the spirit of the great poets Johnny Cash & The Doors’ Jim Morrison. His guitar playing is the sound of a simple, primitive and hypnotic boogie – one that sounds as though humans have been playing it since the dawn of time.
The subtle sense of charisma and confidence The New Savages seem to contain comes having their ears are tuned to sounds from another world. This deep interest in the history of the blues led Milan on a pilgrimage into the Mississippi Hill Country in the middle of of 2018. This journey served as an inspirational basis for their debut album, which they are currently recording – and is due for release in the first half of 2019.
The New Savages tour relentlessly, having played over 300 shows Australia wide, in both regional and city centres. With regular appearances on ABC radio across the continent, and a growing reputation as festival performers, The New Savages have built a niche unto themselves.
Some Festival performances include:
Blues on Broadbeach (QLD)
Port Fairy Folk Festival (VIC)
Melbourne White Night (VIC)
Taste of the Huon (TAS)
The New Savages are:
Milan Milutinovic – Guitar/Vocals
Darren Seknow – Drums/Backing Vocals
“These guys … they get it. Check ’em out as soon as you are able” – Matt Frederick, PBS 106.7 The Juke Joint