WATCH: Savages – ‘Strife’

UK post-punk outfit Savages have unveiled a brand new video for their track Strife from their latest album Silence Yourself. Based on the beach murder scene from Albert Camus‘ novel The Stranger, the black and white video was directed by co-founder of Pop Noire Antoine Carlier.

“We wanted to make a video that focussed on a timeless human physicality and physical expression, a search for understanding through the movement, action and reaction of two characters,” wrote Savages’ frontwoman Jehnny Beth in a blog post.

“We chose the classical landscape of the empty beach. A fight ensues between two men: one older, one younger; a tragic outcome, and death,” she continues. The clip was shot on beaches of Gironde in South-West France and according to the band the story “is a play on human instincts and desire for survival”.

Savages will be in the country soon for the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival and will perform two headlining sideshows.

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