In December 2012, the BBC announced that Savages have been nominated for the Sound of poll. The London all-female post-punk rock band, formed in 2011. Guitarist Gemma Thompson says the band?s name was derived from books, such as Lord of the Flies, that she read when younger. The band first released a double A-side in June 2012 via the label Pop Noire.
Performances by Savages