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NEW MUSIC: The Savage Nomads

The Savage Nomads ... 'hungry and on the move'

I have to confess, I know very little about this band. Other than they're from London, they're named after a New York street gang from the late 60s and when Gideon Coe played their new single Tension in the Middle on Thursday night, it hit the spot. Reminds me a little of The Foals from a couple of years back, and there's a Talking Headsy groove and a nod to Mark E Smith.

The video for Tension in the Middle is sublime. London's Southbank just being beautiful.

The album Coloured Clutter came out last year. For the rest, I'll leave it to a few press quotes from one or two names you might recognise. 

'This year’s best debut album from a British band’ 
Artrocker Magazine

'I can’t think of anyone better than The Savage Nomads to rock the whole world'
Mick Jones, The Clash

'The country’s most un-English sounding band, singer Cole channels his inner David Byrne, but musically they hone everything from At The Drive-In to The Libertines’
NME Radar

'The Savage Nomads are unlike any band I’ve heard in recent years, really fantastic and their album ‘Coloured Clutter’ always turns the unexpected corner’
Paul Simonon, The Clash

'The Savage Nomads are hungry and on the move. Keep an eye out!'
Matt Johnson, The The

'The Savage Nomads are up before down was invented, they are all the spring of ‘79 without the Autumn of ‘84'
Robyn Hitchcock, The Soft Boys

To listen to more, check the band's soundcloud


  1. I heard that new song on 6music as well. Awesome. Their album last year really blew me away as well

    1. Cheers for the comment. There's something totally refreshing about them. Definitely getting hold of the album and, with a bit of luck, catch them live.


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