The cover story at Pitchfork (which are always awesome to read, just for how amazing they look and this one is no exception) has me feeling a little conflicted. On the one hand, effusive praise for a band consisting solely of women in an industry dominated by men is, to say the least, refreshing.
On the other? As Pitchfork says, "Still, there's no escaping it: Savages do recall a number of post-punk, no wave, and metal bands. “I call it the 'Old Man’s Disease,' which I had when I was 21,” says BBC 6Music DJ Marc Riley, debating whether the band’s originality, or potential lack thereof, matters."
If you are a fan, even remotely, of post-punk and no wave, then I don't think I need to say anything more than "yep." If you're not, just trust me. "Yep."
Now, this is a problem of rock music, probably of any music being made today, regardless of genre—forging new ground, exploring new territory is difficult. I recognize this. I'm okay with it. As DJ Marc Riley says, if the music is good, it shouldn't matter.
I'd be interested to see what you kids think.