Cash Savage and the Last Drinks

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Cash Savage and the Last Drinks
OriginMelbourne, Australia
Years active2009–present
MembersCash Savage
Chris Lichti
Rene Mancuso
Brett Marshall
Kat Mear
Joe White

Cash Savage and the Last Drinks is an Australian band from Melbourne, formed in 2009 by singer and guitarist Cash Savage. Currently, the lineup also includes guitarist Joe White and Jess Zubkevych, fiddlist Kat Mear, percussionist Rene Mancuso, and bassist Nick Finch. They have released four studio albums: Wolf (2010), The Hypnotiser (2013), One of Us (2016), and Good Citizens (2018). One of Us was released in Australia by Mistletone to critical acclaim.


Origin and first releases[edit]

Singer and songwriter Cash Savage grew up in Port Albert, in the Gippsland region of Victoria, and is the eldest of five children.[1] Born into a musical family, Savage's uncle was Conway Savage, a veteran Australian rock musician and keyboardist for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.[1][2] Savage began playing gigs around Melbourne at age 17. In 2009, Savage formed the Last Drinks as her backing band, with no fixed line-up, but instead including whoever was available to play on any given night. Savage credits Fitzroy venue The Old Bar as the band's spiritual home.[2]

The band’s line-up was solidified in 2013, and they recorded The Hypnotiser at Head Gap Studios in Preston, Victoria, produced by Nick Finch (Graveyard Train) and engineered by Nao Anzai.[2] The album was featured in year-end critic lists by Triple R, PBS 106.7FM, and Beat Magazine, and was finalist at the prestigious EG Awards for the album's lead single "I’m In Love".[3] The album was also named among the Top 25 Highly Recommended albums on the Coopers AMP Music Prize list.[3]

One of Us[edit]

In 2015, the band was signed to independent Australian label Mistletone to release its third studio album, One of Us (2016).[4] The album's lyrical content reflects a tumultuous personal period for Savage.[5] Upon its release, One of Us received very favourable critical reviews from publications such as the Sydney Morning Herald, the Herald Sun, and Beat Magazine,[6][7][8] and was named Album of the Week by Triple R.[9] The album's success saw the band tour Europe in 2015 and 2016, playing shows and festivals in Czech Republic, France, Poland, Netherlands and Austria.[10][11] Following their first international tour, the band received distribution for their 2nd and 3rd albums across Europe by Beast Records.[11]


Studio albums[edit]

  • Wolf (2010)
  • The Hypnotiser (2013)
  • One of Us (2016)
  • Good Citizens (2018)


  1. ^ a b Mathieson, Craig (11 August 2016). "After a year of achievement and anguish, hope wins for Cash Savage". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Cahill, Mikey (25 July 2013). "Rock City hears how Cash Savage asked her choir for more balls, calls a truce with Cut Copy and more". Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Cash Savage and the Last Drinks Announce Golden Wolves Tour". Speaker TV. 12 January 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Cash Savage". Mistletone. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  5. ^ Cahill, Mikey (8 July 2016). "Rock City: Cash Savage takes hits and punches out a record + Sticky Fingers, Saatsuma & David Brent". Herald Sun. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  6. ^ "EG album reviews: July 15 M. Craft, Cash Savage and the Last Drinks, Blood Orange, Stonefield". The Sydney Morning Herald. 14 July 2016. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Latest Album Reviews: Sing Street OST, The John Steel Singers, Cash Savage & The Last Drinks, Clams Casino & Michael Kiwanuka". 21 July 2016. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  8. ^ Emery, Patrick. "Cash Savage & The Last Drinks : One Of Us". Beat. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Album of the Week". Triple R. Archived from the original on 18 April 2017. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  10. ^ Chrisfield, Bryget (21 July 2016). "Cash Savage On Finding Inspiration In Unlikely Places". Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  11. ^ a b "Cash Savage & the Last Drinks European Tour". Earth Music. 2 October 2016. Retrieved 18 April 2017.

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