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​jump into a portuguese moshpit in savages new video

The Answer is the first track from the London-based post-punk band’s second album.

by Charlotte Gush
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21 October 2015, 1:25pm

Savages, probably the coolest post-punk band in the world right now, have just released The Answer, a brand new track and fan-filled video. Shot just a week ago, the film captures an intense mosh pit at a gig in Lisbon's Village Underground, an offshoot of the Shoreditch version that is housed in a series of shipping containers stacked on top of each other to form a venue on the outskirts of the Portuguese capital.

The Answer is our first glimpse of Savages' second album, Adore Life, the hotly-anticipated follow-up to their breakthrough 2013 debut Silence Yourself. The release comes with a suitably intense statement of intent / rallying cry from Jehnny Beth and the band:

"It's about change and the power to change. It's about metamorphosis and evolution. It's about sticking to your guns and toughing it out. It's about now, not tomorrow. It's about recognising your potential. It's about self-doubt and inaction. It's about you. It's about me. It's about you and me and the others. It's about the choices we make. It's about finding the poetry and avoiding the cliché. It's about being the solution, not the problem. It's about showing weakness to be strong. It's about digging through your dirt to look for diamonds. It's about claiming your right to think unacceptable thoughts. It's about boredom and the things we do to drive it away. It's about being on your own so you can be with people. It's about knowing what it means to be human and what it might mean one day. It's about the parts and the sum of the parts. It's about the music and the message: together, one and the same. It's about bass, guitars, drums and vocals. It's about opening-out and never, ever dying. But most of all it's about love, every kind of love. Love is the answer."

Adore Life

is out 22 January 2016 and, if you're one of the first to preorder it, you will also get a free ticket to the 300 capacity launch gig at the legendary 100 Club in London at 8am on Tuesday 26 January. There is no more-punk way to start your day.

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