With their excellent debut album Rescue, Samoans captivated us with a fresh combination of dreamy vocals, soothing guitar melodies and occasional bursts of raw energy. Just off the back of their recent headline UK tour, we caught up with drummer Chris Rouse to find out more about the band, and to find out – among other things – what happens when you get caught doing the no-trousers-boogie at one of their shows.
Samoans are a band from Cardiff, South Wales, although none of the members originate from the city itself. Since forming in 2008 the band have established themselves as one of the city's up and coming talents, creating a collection of intricate, yet melodic songs, drawing influence from bands such as Reuben, Maps & Atlases and Secondsmile.
They have worked relentlessly, gradually building up a dedicated following with their distinctive style of progressive math-rock. Read more on Last.fm
Samoans on Thrash Hits
August 17th, 2014
It used to be that Reading & Leeds marked the end of the festival calendar. If you still believe that, then you’re living in the past, granddad. There are a whole load of tasty little outdoor festivals that the UK has to offer in the wake of the bloated August Bank Holiday Weekend has to offer – this week we’re turning our attention to the post-rock stylings of Bristol’s ArcTanGent.
July 24th, 2014
Apres Vous Records
14 July 2014
by Hugh Platt
Now more than 15 years old, Biffy Clyro’s recording career has now well and truly reached the point that the direct influence of the Kilmarnock trio has now seeped into the very firmament of the UK rock scene. No longer can it be said that it’s simply a case of bands sharing the same influences as Simon Neil – it’s Biffy themselves who are the keystone for a whole generation of young British musicians. That isn’t a backhanded way of dismissing Samoans‘ first long-player, but it is indicative of one of the issues that stops it from being truly great. [Read more →]