The New Savages are an electric and original take on the first generation of recorded blues. Lead Singer Milan’s striking baritone vocals seem to evoke the spirit of a great poet. His guitar playing is 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 pilgrimages into the Mississippi Hill Country. While in Mississippi he met and befriended Kent Burnside, Grandson of the legendary RL Burnside. The two became quick friends and have planned an Australian tour for the end of 2019. These journeys served as an inspirational basis for their debut album, Seventh Son which is soon to be released.
The New Savages tour relentlessly, having played over 400 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)
Echuca Winter Blues (VIC)
Kiama Blues & Jazz (NSW)
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
This guy looks like the uncivilized savage, who learned to play guitar on a wire strung up to a wall. Milan once told me that his guitar was his heart, his voice was the blood, and the New Savages were the product thrown lump and bloody lump into the face of authenticity. Their music goes beyond authentic; it reaches down into your soul and brings out an aesthetic real enough to launch a mission to Mars! – DeWayne Moore PhD, Blues Historian, Mt Zion Memorial Fund