The Wood Burning Savages are a rip-roaring four piece with a taste for vitriol and a reputation for discord.
Formed in Derry city, Northern Ireland, the band is made up of Paul Connolly (Vocals/Guitar), Daniel Acheson (Bass), Aaron McClelland (Drums) and Shea Tohill (Guitar).
Latest single ‘Been Anywhere Lately?’ is a snarky tongue-in-cheek romp of glossy guitars and foot stomping drums.
It’s the follow up to their breakneck single ‘We Love You’, which was heralded as BBC Introducing Tip Of The Week and Hot Press as their Track of the Fortnight
The band’s breezy intensity has been compared to the likes of Manic Street Preachers, The Clash and Interpol.
It’s been a busy period for TWBS, headlining this summer’s Swell Festival and recently back from a Polish showcase in Warsaw with fellow Irish acts Saint Sister and Paddy Hanna.
Having played the BBC Introducing Tent at Glastonbury, the band have went on to be selected to play BBC Radio Ulster's 40th Anniversary Special from their hometown in Derry and Whelan's Ones To Watch 2016.
'The most amazing live band I have seen all year- bar none, end of! '
- Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music
'Ferocious intelligence, primitive abandon and excoriating tendencies! In troubled times, the world needs punk rock heroes - The Wood Burning Savages are punk rock heroes!'
- Stephen McCauley, BBC Radio Ulster
‘A tirade of virtuosic musicianship that needs measurement on the Richter Scale.’
– Hot Press
‘They absolutely slay it. '
- Phil Taggart, BBC Radio 1