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. Live shows are notorious for their energy, fretboard mastery and exhaustive drumming. 2011 saw the band release their debut single ‘Somersault’ on Barely Regal Records with fellow Read more on Last.fm.