You can’t swing a busted Korg without hitting a synth pop band these days, but so many of them are so obsessed with dreamy texture that they fail to have any real human guts lurking underneath all that hardware. Luckily, Five Knives have arrived. The Nashville-based quartet attack their electronics with an aggressive punk sensability, and singer Anna M’Queen snarls and coos with equal intensity.
The group’s latest single, “Savages” (taken from the album of the same name, which is out June 2), is the platonic ideal of the band’s sound: pounding beats, twitchy synths, a shout-along chorus, and M’Queen’s boundless charisma. EW is pleased to premiere the video for “Savages,” which uses the tune as the soundtrack to some reckless post-apocalyptic abandon.
Five Knives’ album Savages is out June 2 on Red Bull Records, and there is still time to enter the “Savages” remix contest.