Savages mixing second album in Copenhagen

The four-piece have nearly finished their follow-up to 2013 debut 'Silence Yourself'

Savages have revealed that they are mixing their new album in Copenhagen with Danish electronic producer Trentemøller.

The record will follow acclaimed debut ‘Silence Yourself’, which was released in 2013 subsequently nominated for that year’s Barclaycard Mercury Prize. A press release announcing new tour dates for the band have confirmed the update on Savages’ second record.

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Having already shared possible song titles online, singer Jehnny Beth spoke to SPIN earlier this year about their progress on the record. Beth described the album, which the magazine claimed will be released “sometime later this year or very early next”, as harsher in tone that its predecessor.

“Our intention was to make a hard record. Something very heavy,” the singer is quoted as saying, adding: “It’s like a beast, this record.”

As well as a string of US tour dates newly announced for August, Savages are also due to perform in London at the Barbican Centre as part of Station to Station: 30 Days Happening. They will work alongside Micachu and installation artists to create a “living art project”.

The project, which took 18 months to organise, will run from June 27 to July 26 and features 100 international artists including Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, who directed Nick Cave documentary 20,000 Days on Earth, along with installation artists such as Anri Sala and Marcus Coates. Most of the performances and installations will be accessible for free.

Meanwhile, Savages’ Jehnny Beth appeared on US late-night talk show Late Night with Seth Meyers on Monday (June 15), performing ‘Loud Places’ with Jamie xx.
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