Samoans announced as support to No Devotion on UK dates this month- Debut album ‘Rescue’ out this week

July 14, 2014

ImageProxy.mvcSAMOANS announced as support to No Devotion on UK dates
Debut album ‘Rescue’ out this week
Free d/l single release of ‘I Am Your Density’ on 21st July
(Apres Vous Records)

“It’s exciting, it’s promising and it’s tireless in its execution.” – Rock Sound (8/10)
This brains-and-brawn quartet create the sort of expansive rock music that made the early 2000’s a great time to be a devotee of loud, immersive music.” – Q
“Cardiff quartet take My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails and Oceansize and smoosh ’em together into this, a gorgeous post-rock epic– Classic Rock


Cardiff-based four-piece Samoans have been announced as support to No Devotion on their clutch of UK dates this month. These shows follow the band’s releasing of their debut album ‘Rescue’ this week.

Samoans will also release a cut from the album for free download on 21st July. The track ‘I Am Your Density’ encapsulates the direction the band is headed in and can be streamed pre-release on The Independent here. ‘Rescue’ is now available on 12″ vinyl + download via Apres Vous Records (Hold Your Horse Is.

The album was written and conceived after singer Dan broke his back in December 2012. Samoans were unable to play together for a number of months but found the situation gave them impetus to explore a new direction and write an album. The isolation of writing and recording demos in the confinement of his flat helped Dan to test a new vocal approach which has given the album a more melodic and considered feel, leaving behind the math-laden sound that tended to prevail in the band’s earlier works and making way for a more expansive sound. Influences come from far and wide, as the band were listening to a lot of Oceansize, Nine Inch Nails, Dinosaur Jr, Mogwai and Reuben whilst writing and recording ‘Rescue’. The album was recorded in just five days by Todd Campbell of Straight Lines (who was the band’s first ever drummer) at Stompbox Studios in Pontyclun.

22 Cardiff CF10
23 Manchester Sound Control
25 London O2 Academy Islington
26 Glasgow O2 ABC2
30th August – Arctangent Festival

Daniel Barnett: Vocals/Guitar/Piano # Calvin Ley: Bass # Chris Rouse: Drums # Oliver Miles: Guitar

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