SAVAGE HANDS are:
Mike Garrow | Justin Hein | Ryan Evans | Nathan O'Brien | Jonny Melton
Savagery implies a lot of things - a lot of them violent and unpleasant. To think of a savage is to think of someone without regard for propriety, or someone who is potentially unclean and ruthless. However it also implies a primal type of energy - unrefined, raw, and passionate - without regard for not only propriety, but convention. So, when listening to rock outfit Savage Hands and wondering just where “savage” comes into play, you have your answer. This talented quintet combine rambunctious energy and contagious-catchiness with emotion and passion in a manner that brings out the best in the genres they blend, all without compromising on content.
Blossoming forth from the dereliction of previous projects, Savage Hands combine moments of brazen and bold heaviness with a backbone of catchy, but sharp-as-nails rock to create something fresh, fun and relevant with enough nostalgia to feel comfortable to the otherwise uninitiated. The band are young - but certainly not inexperienced - and took the underground music world by storm with their SharpTone Records signing and debut EP, Barely Alive in 2018. Barely Alive, recorded and produced with Andrew Baylis (Sylar), served as a springboard for Savage Hands to spend much of 2018 and 2019 on the road alongside of some heavy music’s biggest names - Wage War and Palisades, among them.
Even more so, Barely Alive allowed for Savage Hands to further build and perfect their dynamic. While many artists find themselves refining their sound as time goes on, what Savage Hands have done with their debut full-length record transcends that; the sound has matured without losing its sharp edge and unfiltered emotion. Savage Hands’ continued growth, intense work ethic and dynamic, unique and ear-catching sound are proof that in 2019, not every act needs to be cookie-cutter, cliché or by-the book—and sometimes, it pays to be a little Savage.
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