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The Savage Nomads – The Magic Eye

April 18, 2011 by  

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The Savage Nomads – The Magic Eye

NAME: The Savage Nomads
SINGLE: The Magic Eye
DATE: 16May2011

LABEL: Alaska Sounds


FIVE WORD REVIEW: Smart and inventive indie rock


LINE UP: Cole Salewicz: Guitar & Vocals, Billy Boone: Drums & Vocals, Josh Miles: Bass/vocals, Jioe Gillick: Guitar & Vocals


WHAT’S THE STORY?: To have a legend of the stature of The Clash and Big Audio Dynamite’s Mick Jones voicing and giving a driving support since 2008 The Savage Nomads have to be doing something right. Praising words from the likes of DJ Don Letts as well as music reviews too in publications like Mojo and Music Week and a swelling online tide of praise flooding their way shows if nothing else that this band should be given attention. Debut single ‘The Magic Eye’ taken from their forth coming album ‘Coloured Clutter’ is released as the band come off gigs and supporting dates with Big Audio Dynamite ,and as interest builds to greater heights in the South London band.

The song starts with a gentle guitar intro slowly building as it progresses into a sparse and open sound without becoming a full attack of noise. This is rather clever as you feel that it is about to explode into noise but it remains restrained as well though at the same time having the feel of a driving and faster paced track than it is. The foursome of Cole Salewicz, Joe Gillick, Billy Boone and, Josh Miles create a picture within the track with their instruments alone and once Salewicz delivers with his distinctive vocal style the track opens out to instigate a kaleidoscope of thoughts and pleasure. People are talking of The Savage Nomads as the saviours of contemporary music with their new refreshing sound and though strong words they maybe it is hard to argue against the sentiment, though I have to say that new they maybe but from Boone’s military style drums, the group vocals at times and the vocal styling of Salewicz there is a more than passing feel of post punks Skids especially from their ‘Absolute Game’ years. Overall the song gives the sense that even from this track alone the band have a diversity and variety to their sound that is intriguing and I would imagine at times surprising as they follow their hearts and thoughts and not accepted structures.

Mixed by Mike Crossley (The Foals, Arctic Monkeys) ‘The Magic Eye’ is a wonderfully expressive indie guitar slice of pleasure. From the well constructed lyrics and their delivery through to the excellently layered and blended melodies, harmonies, firm rhythmic strides, and creative meandering guitars the single is not only a delight but an irresistible invitation to check out The Savage Nomad forthcoming album. It would be rude to decline the invite and stupid.

SOUNDS LIKE: Skids,Letters

YOU’LL LIKE THIS IF: you want more than just simple music.


Submitted By Pete RingMaster




One Response to “The Savage Nomads – The Magic Eye”
  1. Zatoichi says:

    I’m really loving these guys at the moment. Their other tracks on the myspace are amazing ‘An Empty Seat’ and ‘A Statement’ are particularly great and showcase a diversity to their sound which suggests they will go far. Can’t wait till they release the album should be epiic !

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