The New Savages are their own brand of blues. They call their music Melbourne Hill Country Blues. Lead singer Milan’s vocals seem to evoke the spirit of the great poets Johnny Cash & The Doors’ Jim Morrison. Then you have Milan’s guitar playing, which is the sound of a primitive, hypnotic boogie – that you might think humans have been playing since the dawn of time.
At their heart, The New Savages are a unique take on the first generation of recorded Blues and Country music. Their ears are tuned to sounds from another world, before the Great Depression came and changed the course of popular music taste.
They demand to be an anachronism – but in this modern world it seems only to amplify the kind of simple human honesty that they are trying to convey.
Having played hundreds of shows Australia wide, 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