The Wood Burning Savages
Derry City, County Derry
Provocative alternative-punks The Wood Burning Savages are an incendiary four piece from Derry city that proudly wear the rebel spirit of their hometown on their sleeves.
Recent winners of the NI Music Prize, their ferocious debut album ‘Stability’ beat out the likes of Snow Patrol, Ash and Bicep to be the first self released artist to win Northern Ireland Album of the Year. The band also took home the prize of Best Northern Irish Live Act with BBC Radio 6 Music’s Tom Robinson describing vocalist Paul Connolly as “one of the next generation’s great rock frontmen.”
With blistering riffs and a sharp political edge, they are often compared to IDLES, Frank Turner and The Clash.
2019 saw the band play Glastonbury festival, The Great Escape and support Snow Patrol at their sell out home-coming show in front of 30,000 people. They joined Skinny Lister for their extensive UK tour and supported alternative rock legends Therapy? on their sell out tour across Ireland. Having played in session for BBC Radio 6 Music and Ireland’s Today FM, the band has also been championed by BBC Introducing, BBC Radio 1, Radio X, RTÉ 2FM and Amazing Radio.
“They embody the spirit of rebellion perfectly.” – Rolling Stone Magazine
“New bands rarely emerge as fully realised, ambitious and insightful as this...” – The Irish Times / ‘Stability’ 4/5
“Smart, fearsome, passionate rock music that punches you right in the heart.” – Gary Lightbody, Snow Patrol