The Wood Burning Savages

The Wood Burning Savages are a fast-paced punk rock band from Derry City, Northern Ireland. Proudly wearing the rebel spirit of their hometown on their sleeves, with pulsating riffs and a sharp political edge, they are often compared to Manic Street Preachers, Future of The Left and Queens of the Stone Age.

The band has been lauded for their frenetic live shows, each night serving up a full-blooded cocktail of breakneck guitars and frenzied anthems. Led by enigmatic frontman and songwriter Paul Connolly – with each track The Wood Burning Savages share gritty real life tales of disillusion and indignation, giving a voice to a generation more marginalised and divided than ever before.

The Wood Burning Savages kicked off 2017 with a string of shows supporting fast rising rock acts The Amazons, VANT and Fangclub, alongside a home town show with cult Irish guitar heroes And So I Watch You From Afar. Having played the BBC Introducing Tent at Glastonbury, the band have went on to play riotous sets at festivals throughout Ireland and beyond, taking in festivals in Scotland, Poland and now Germany.

This year also saw their music be embraced by the the world of wrestling with New York grappler ‘The Product’ David Starr selecting ‘We Love You’ as his entrance theme!

Winners of 2018 NI Music Prize award, Best Album + Best Live Act beating the likes of Snow Patrol and Ash to the prize that has been won in previous years by Joshua Burnside, Foy Vance and SOAK.

‘The most amazing live band I have seen all year – bar none, end of!’ – Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music

‘Smart, fearsome, passionate rock music that punches you right in the heart’ – span>Gary Lightbody, Snow Patrol

‘Ferocious intelligence, primitive abandon and excoriating tendencies! In troubled times, the world needs punk rock heroes – The Wood Burning Savages are punk rock heroes!’ – Stephen McCauley, BBC Radio Ulster

‘A tirade of virtuosic musicianship that needs measurement on the Richter Scale.’ – Hot Press

‘They absolutely slay it.’ – Phil Taggart, BBC Radio 1 

”[They] gave a crowd of locals something Stormont hadn’t given them in over 580 days: their moneys’ worth.’ – Chordblossom 

File next to