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Savages To Play Lisztomania Screening!
Manish Agarwal , March 15th, 2012 11:49

Pop Noire combo added to Ken Russell Forever event this weekend

Recently hailed by the Quietus' own Luke Turner for displaying "more aggression, desire and determination than pretty much every guitar group you're likely to see in 2012", rising London quartet Savages will bring their sonic skills to Notting Hill's Gate Picturehouse cinema on Saturday March 17, as part of the ongoing, capital-wide Ken Russell Forever season.

The gothic post-punkers are due to perform (start time 11.30pm) before a late night outing for the late director's 1975 baroque 'n' roll extravaganza Lisztomania, which features Roger Daltrey as a fantastical version of 19th century composer Franz Liszt. Paul Nicholas stars as Richard Wagner and Ringo Starr is the Pope, while soundtrack provider Rick Wakeman has a turn as Thor.

This screening has been organised by the sage aesthetes of London Short Film Festival, who also promise "a Ken Russell short or two. Interaction recommended!" More information can be found here. To get you in the mood be sure to read our Escape Velocity interview with Savages, and watch the glorious (possibly NSFW) musical number from Lisztomania below...