The New Savages play their own kind of blues. It’s a familiar but original sound, somewhere between Jim Morrison playing in an electrified delta blues duo, with a dash of Johnny Cash.
They call their music Melbourne Hill Country Blues – their distinct take on the droning, rhythmic and hypnotic blues of the Mississippi Hill Country.
From 2015 on the band has played over 300 shows at countless festivals, halls and bars nationwide. Through the endless road they have built a reputation as a premier live blues act, and a grassroots following across the continent. During this time they have also recorded 3 EPs, showing their maturation as recording artists.
Lead singer Milan Milutinovic has spent extended time in the American South trying to understand the blues first hand. This, coupled with his unique approach to the blues leaves for a refreshingly honest and original interpretation of the blues which is both Australian Modern and Anciently Mississippian.
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
“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
Check out their latest presskit here.