Always ones to ramp up the mystery, London post-punk outfit Savages have released a rather strange trailer for their forthcoming second album. And it features no title or release date.
The trailer – comprised of live footage of the band – is overlaid with the voice of Henry Rollins, front man of legendary punk band Black Flag, reading a passage from Jazz Cleopatra: Josephine Baker In Her Time, a biography written in 1989 of the French dancer, singer and actress.
This second album is the successor to the band’s 2013 debut Silence Yourself, which saw critical acclaim for its taut, aggressive post-punk and went on to receive a nomination as part of that year’s Mercury Music Price, losing only narrowly to James Blake’s Overgrown. It will be released at some point next year. Presumably.
Here is the enigmatic trailer:
There have been no previews of the band’s second album at the time of writing, although singer Jehnny Beth posted a shot to her Instagram account earlier in the year that appeared to show a number of song titles for the upcoming record.
If you were a fan of the debut’s dissonant, combative sound, then it seems you are in for a treat with this sophomore effort. Speaking to SPIN Magazine earlier this year, Beth described the album as having a rougher tone than its forebear.
“Our intention was to make a hard record. Something very heavy,” she said. “It’s like a beast, this record.”