Savage Cut

From Scottish Music Source

At A Glance

Dates active: 2015 - present
Tunes and collaborations with diverse vocalists/performers and sample use creating a new sound for every track.

Savage Cut

Current members

  • Brian Keirnan: guitars
  • Liam Innes: drums
  • John Innes: bass, sequencer

Past members

  • Gaz Davis: guitar


Hextasy; Bobby Deans; Lisa Kowalski; Shug O’Neil; Doug Molloy; Boghall Primary School Choir; Charlie Quaker; David Munro Orr; Jordan Stewart; George Thom; Mike Pogounas; Jim McKellar; Leyla Josephine. Robin Young, Fraser Brown


Associated acts

Savage Cut are a three piece post-punk band from Livingston, who have no regular singer but instead collaborate with other artists from anywhere in the world to create a new sound for each song.[1].

More info

The band started purely for pleasure and the first practice spawned two tunes that were recorded and self released a month or so later using vocal samples. The songs were picked up and released on cassette by Custom Made Music in the U.S.A.. This led to national media coverage, allowing the band to publicly ask for collaborators.

The band write tunes and record at local studios and send the rough mixes to vocalists - sometimes using remote recording – in Greece and America. Tracks are all mixed and mastered in Scotland. Their live shows use a mix of live guest vocalists and samples.



"This year's best musical collaboration comes courtesy of Savage Cut and Leyla Josephine" - The Scotsman[2]

"The album may be mini, but the songs are colossal." - The Ginger Quiff[3]


Year Title Type Format Produced by Label
2015 I Can Kill You With My Brain/Take It! Single Cassette Robin Young & Savage Cut Custom Made Music
2016 Brendan #1 (Fugazi cover) Track Compilation Robin Young & Savage Cut TBTCI Brazil
2016 Madhouse Magical Split Single Vinyl Robin Young & Savage Cut New Savage Records
2017 A Ricochet Off The Moon Album CD Robin Young & Savage Cut New Savage Records
2020 Until The Sea Does The Mile Album CD Robin Young & Savage Cut New Savage Records
2022 The Debt/Villa 29 Single Digital Fraser Brown & Savage Cut New Savage Records


  1. Savage Cut. By email to Scottish Music Source.
  2. The Scotsman. 'Under the Radar: Savage Cut, featuring Leyla Josephine'.
  3. The Ginger Quiff. 'Savage Cut – Before the Sea Does the Mile – review'.

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