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Derry alt-punks The Wood Burning Savages are proud to announce a headline show Upstairs at Whelan’s to celebrate the release of their long awaited debut album ‘Stability’.

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 WoodBurning Savages share gritty real life tales of disillusion and indignation, giving a voice to a generation more marginalised and divided than ever before.

27th April 2018 will see the release of the band’s highly anticipated debut album ‘Stability’, produced by Rocky O’Reilly (Touts, Cassels, exMagician) in Start Together Studios, Belfast, and mastered by Robin Schmidt (Wolf Alice, The 1975, Jake Bugg). Described by frontman and singer Paul Connolly, the album is “a collection of songs about a working class furious at years of empty promises”.

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.

Having played the BBC Introducing tent at Glastonbury, the band have went on to play riotous sets at festivals throughout Ireland and beyond, performing in Scotland, Poland and Germany. They tore the house down with two shows at Reeperbahn 2017, were selected to play Whelan’s One’s To Watch 2018 festival, and were hand-picked by Jesse and Sebastien from Death From Above to support them on the Irish leg of their European tour 2018.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!

“In Paul Connolly they have one of the next generation’s great rock frontmen.” – Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music‘The best band to come from Derry since The Undertones.’– Daily Mirror

‘Northern Ireland’s best live band!’ – Hot Press Magazine

‘They absolutely slay it. ‘ – Phil Taggart, BBC Radio 1

The Wood Burning Savages are: Paul Connolly (Vox & Guitar), Dan Acheson (Bass), Michael Woods (Guitar) & Elliot Finlay (Drums)


€9 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required


Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos