An alternative take on the pop indie genre, you can definitely imagine these guys to become a mainstay at Reading and Leeds in years to come, and I have little doubt 2014 will be their breakout year. Heavier influences combined with the avant-garde melodies and sweet choruses – even channeling sounds reminiscent of The Clash – make for an undoubtedly sexy sound. The south Londoners have had no trouble attracting attention and even Mick Jones seems to think they have what it takes to be Britain’s next bunch of saviours.
They are no new band though, having made waves with their intriguing and quirky riffs and lyrics in their 2012 EP ‘Tension In The Middle’. The Savage Nomads have now though returned from a prolonged hiatus and appear to be back to their best with undeniably one of the best indie pop songs of the past few months with ‘Jaded Edges’. There is something very different about these guys though, something hard to put your finger on. It might be their experimental guitar playing and Joe Strummer-esque frontman, but one thing is for certain, The Savage Nomads have something very special about them.
The boys leave for a mini tour on the 29th of January, visiting the likes of Bristol, Cardiff, Bournemouth and Reading, so if you are around then they are a definite band to watch out for, with a great chemistry and an incredible energy. They end with a free gig at The Old Blue Last in Shoreditch on the 4th of February.
Download ‘Jaded Edges’ for free on their Bandcamp.