Cash Savage and the Last Drinks

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Cash Savage and the Last Drinks
OriginMelbourne, Australia
Genres
Years active2008–present
Labels
Websitecashsavage.com.au
MembersCash Savage
Nick Finch
Rene Mancuso
Jess Zubkevych
Roshan Khozouei
Kat Mear
Joe White

Cash Savage and the Last Drinks is an Australian band from Melbourne, formed in 2008 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).

History[edit]

2008-2014: Formation and Wolf & The Hypnotiser[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 2008, 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. A self-released, self-titled EP was released in 2008. Savage credits Fitzroy venue The Old Bar as the band's spiritual home.[2] In 2010, the band released Wolf.

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. "I’m in Love" was nominated for Best Song at the Music Victoria Awards of 2013.[3]

2015-present: One of Us & Good Citizens[edit]

In 2015, the band was signed to independent Australian label Mistletone Records 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]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details
Wolf
  • Released: 19 November 2010[12]
  • Label: Cash Savage (CSLD001)
  • Format: CD, DD
The Hypnotiser
  • Released: 2 August 2013[13]
  • Label: Cash Savage (CSLD02)
  • Format: CD, DD, LP
One of Us
Good Citizens
  • Released: 21 September 2018[15]
  • Label: Mistletoe (MIST088)
  • Format:CD, DD, LP, streaming

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details
Live at Hamer Hall
  • Released: 27 November 2020[16]
  • Label: Mistletoe
  • Format: TBA

Extended Plays[edit]

Title Album details
Cash Savage and the Last Drinks
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Cash Savage and the Last Drinks
  • Format: CD, DD

Awards and nominations[edit]

Music Victoria Awards[edit]

The Music Victoria Awards (previously known as The Age EG Awards and The Age Music Victoria Awards) are an annual awards night celebrating Victorian music.[17]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
Music Victoria Awards of 2013 "I'm in Love" Best Song Nominated
Music Victoria Awards of 2017 themselves Best Live Act Nominated
Music Victoria Awards of 2019 themselves Best Band Nominated
"Good Citizens" Best Song Nominated

National Live Music Awards[edit]

The National Live Music Awards (NLMAs) are a broad recognition of Australia's diverse live industry, celebrating the success of the Australian live scene. The awards commenced in 2016.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2017[18][19] Cash Savage and the Last Drinks Live Blues and Roots Act of the Year Nominated
2018[20][21] Cash Savage and the Last Drinks Live Blues and Roots Act of the Year Nominated
Kat Mear (Cash Savage and the Last Drinks) Live Instrumentalist Act of the Year Nominated
2019[22][23] Cash Savage and the Last Drinks Live Indie / Rock Act of the Year Nominated
Kat Mear (Cash Savage and the Last Drinks) Live Instrumentalist Act of the Year Nominated

References[edit]

  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". news.com.au. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Cash Savage and the Last Drinks Announce Golden Wolves Tour". Speaker TV. 12 January 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Cash Savage". Mistletone. Archived from the original on 8 April 2017. 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: 15 July 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". news.com.au. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  8. ^ Emery, Patrick. "Cash Savage & The Last Drinks : One of Us". Beat. Archived from the original on 19 April 2017. 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". theMusic.com.au. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  11. ^ a b "Cash Savage & the Last Drinks European Tour". Earth Music. 2 October 2016. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  12. ^ "Wolf (DD)". Apple Music. 19 November 2010. Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  13. ^ "The Hypnotiser (DD)". Apple Music. 2 August 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  14. ^ "One of Us (DD)". Apple Music. 29 December 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  15. ^ "Good Citizens (DD)". Apple Music. 2 August 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  16. ^ "Live at Hamer Hall(DD)". Apple Music. September 2020. Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  17. ^ "Previous Nominess". Music Victoria. Retrieved 13 August 2020.
  18. ^ "NLMA reveal 2017 Nominees". NLMA. 9 October 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  19. ^ "Winners 2017". NLMA. December 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  20. ^ "NLMA announce 2018 nominees and Live legend". NLMA. 2 October 2018. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  21. ^ "Winners of the 2018 NLMA". NLMA. December 2018. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  22. ^ "HERE ARE YOUR 2019 NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES!". NLMA. 22 October 2020. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  23. ^ "AND THE WINNERS OF THE 2019 NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS ARE…". NLMA. 5 December 2020. Retrieved 5 September 2020.

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