The Wood Burning Savages

Derry City, County Derry

The Wood Burning Savages are a fast-paced punk rock band from Derry City, Northern Ireland. Proudly wearing the rebel spirit of their hometown on their sleeves, with pulsating riffs and a sharp political edge, they are often compared to Manic Street Preachers, Future of The Left and Queens of the Stone Age.

The band has been lauded for their frenetic live shows, each night serving up a full-blooded cocktail of breakneck guitars and frenzied anthems. With each track The Wood Burning Savages share gritty real life tales of disillusion and indignation, giving a voice to a generation more marginalised and divided than ever before.

Over the past few months The Wood Burning Savages have played a string of shows supporting fast rising rock acts The Amazons, VANT and Fangclub, alongside a hometown show with cult Irish guitar heroes And So I Watch You From Afar.

Since playing the BBC Introducing tent at Glastonbury, the band have gained a reputation as one of Ireland's feistiest acts. Playing riotous sets at festivals throughout Ireland and beyond, performing at The Great Escape and Reeperbahn. They were selected by Dublin’s Whelan's to play their yearly One's To Watch 2018 festival, and were hand-picked by Jesse and Sebastien of Death From Above to support them on the Irish leg of their European tour.

Their music has even been embraced by the world of wrestling with Philadelphia grappler 'The Product' David Starr selecting 'We Love You' as his entrance theme!

They've been championed by BBC Introducing in Northern Ireland, BBC Radio 1, RTE 2FM and have recently played in session for BBC 6Music and Dublin's Today FM.


"In Paul Connolly, they have one of the next generation's great rock frontmen." - Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music

"One of Northern Ireland's best live band" - Hot Press

“Undeniably one of the most intelligent and articulate new Irish bands to come along in quite some time.”

**** – The Irish Times

“'Stability' is a masterpiece...unlike anything else out there.” – Stephen McCauley BBC Radio Ulster

“Resurrecting punk's insurrectionary spirit.” – Clash

“They absolutely slay it.” - Phil Taggart, BBC Radio 1

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