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 Yard Act, Death From Above 1979 and Stiff Little Fingers.
2023 will see them return with new music and a bumper headline tour throughout the UK and Ireland
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.
They’ve 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.”
Previous Live Highlights include several headline runs of UK and Ireland, SXSW, Left Field at Glastonbury festival, Sea Sessions, VESTROCK (NL), 2,000 Trees, support for Snow Patrol at their sell out home-coming show in front of 30,000 people, as well as support tours for Skinny Lister Therapy? and local legends ASH!
“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