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The Wood Burning Savages

Provocative alternative-punks The Wood Burning Savages are an incendiary four piece from Derry, Northern Ireland that proudly wear the rebel spirit of their hometown on their sleeves.

With blistering riffs and a sharp political bite, they are often compared to Shame, Death From Above 1979 and Stiff Little Fingers.

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 Live Act.

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, with Tom Robinson describing vocalist Paul Connolly as “one of the next generation’s great rock frontmen.”

This winter will see the band return to playing live with an Irish tour supporting guitar heroes Ash. It’s their first live performances since a turbulent summer which saw the band play Glastonbury festival and support Snow Patrol at their sell out home-coming show in front of 30,000 people.

The Wood Burning Savages will play their first headline run of gigs since 2019 when they head back on the road for a UK and Irish tour in Spring 2022. Kicking off with their biggest ever Dublin show, it culminates with a bumper homecoming Northern Irish weekender in Derry and Belfast!

“Any independent or major label worth its salt really needs to start paying close attention, as new bands rarely emerge as fully realised, ambitious and insightful as this… The Wood Burning Savages are undeniably one of the most intelligent and articulate new Irish bands to come along in quite some time.” – ‘Stability’ – 4 out of 5 Stars | The Irish Times

“They embody the spirit of rebellion perfectly.” – Rolling Stone Magazine

“In Paul Connolly, they have one of the next generation’s great rock frontmen.” – Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6Muisc

“Smart, fearsome, passionate rock music that punches you right in the heart.” – 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 Magazine

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