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 are tuned to the sounds of the old world. This deep interest in the history of the blues led Milan on a pilgrimages into the Mississippi Hill Country. The journey served as an inspirational basis for the band’s debut album Seventh Son.
The release of Seventh Son sees the band embarking on a national tour across the Australia. Performing at Festivals, Halls & Bars across the country.
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