Named after a notorious 1960s Bronx street gang, London teenagers The Savage Nomads have been picking up some very vocal support of late from the likes of Mick Jones, Don Letts and the UK music press. Watching them at the Notting Hill Arts Centre (one of our favourite London venues), it’s not hard to see why. Combining a punk energy and ethic post-rock melodies and strong lyrics, the release of their debut album Coloured Clutter can only enhance their status.
It was support White Powder Gold, however, that really caught State’s eye. Displaying a stage craft not often seen in acts at this stage, the duo and their band pull in influences as diverse as the Sex Pistols, dubstep, the Beatles and hip-hop, their tales of London street life are as uncliched as they are energetic. We’ll definitely be keeping an eye on this pair.
Photos: Clair Weir
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