Eight Gigs: Savages

Tue., July 26, 8 p.m. Ace of Spades, $25-$28

This London band’s name is fitting: Savages execute a post-punk sound that’s seemingly primordial. Singer Jehnny Beth (née Camille Berthomier) doesn’t so much sing as she does wail in tones that are alternately angry, mournful and resolute. On Savages’ latest album Adore Life, Beth, along with guitarist Gemma Thompson, bassist Ayse Hassan and drummer Fay Milton, channel a brutal energy that recalls the likes of the Slits and PJ Harvey. While the tracks here may nod to past influences, they’re never derivative, boring or predictable. Rather, these songs exhibit teeth, blood and broken bones. Savages. 1417 R Street, http://savagesband.com.