The Wood Burning Savages

Award: 3:3 Three Bands in Three Years

Year: 2017

Genre: Alternative

Location: Northern Ireland


The Wood Burning Savages are a rip-roaring punk-rock outfit with a taste for frenzy and a reputation for discord.

Formed in Derry city, Northern Ireland, the band is made up of Paul Connolly (Vocals/Guitar), Daniel Acheson (Bass) and Aaron McClelland (Drums).

The band’s breezy intensity has been compared to the likes of Interpol, Manic Street Preachers and The Clash.

They have been heralded for their rapid-fire live show, a full-blooded romp set at fever pitch with a political bite.

Having played the BBC Introducing Tent at Glastonbury, the band have went on to play riotous sets at festivals throughout Ireland and beyond, taking in festivals in Scotland and Poland.

They kicked off 2017 with a string of shows supporting fast rising rock acts The Amazons and VANT, alongside a hometown show with Irish guitar heroes And So I Watch You From Afar.

2016 saw the band tour across Ireland in support of breakneck singles 'We Love You' and 'Been Anywhere Lately?'. Singled out by Hot Press' as their Song of The Fortnight twice and earning praise as BBC Introducing Tip of the Week.