South African progressive instrumentalists Savage Lucy have teamed up with Grater to release their long-awaited new single and video “Vagabond” today.
Arranging dynamic movements of melodic phrasing over eccentric rhythms, shadowed by darkly textured breakdowns, the trio intends to create emotional and erotic soundscapes, captured perfectly on the expansive new single Vagabond.
Guitarist Austen Ramsay Lewis said Savage Lucy hasn’t released new material in a long time.
“Vagabond is the first new addition since 2015,” Lewis said.
“Vagabond was named almost as a link to feeling lost.
“I think many of us often feel as we are meaninglessly just moving from place to place.
“The music video is our way of expressing that.”
Savage Lucy is a Johannesburg-based instrumental trio formed in April 2011, including Austen Lewis on guitars, Steven Bosman on drums and Clint Falconer on bass.
The band first proved their ability to entertain a crowd by winning Emerging Sounds Battle of the Bands 2011 just six months after formation.
Since then they have been playing live in and around Johannesburg and Pretoria, including Kitchener’s, The Bohemian, Tanz, Shikisha’s, Rumours Lounge, Amuse Cafe, and Shivas Rock.
Festival shows include Smoking Dragon (2012 & 2014), Oppikoppi (2013) and 4/20 D-DAY (2013 & 2014), 4/20 D-DAY (2019) and Smoking Dragon (2019).
Savage has shared the stage with the likes of The Tidal Waves, The Brother Moves On, BEAST, Birth of Joy (NOR), Last Supper (CAN), The Slashdogs, Cortina Whiplash, New Academics, Taxi Violence, Albino Beach, Poverty Of Ideals, ISO and Shadowclub.
With roots in post/progressive metal, post and psychedelic rock, blues and jazz, Savage Lucy aim to build upon their influences, orchestrating sonic voyages that seize and provoke discerning ears.