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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom | INDIE

Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom | INDIE
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"Review of 4 Track Demo 2009"

"At all times (their) songs are drenched in subtle melodies which make the band stand out from the pack. Plenty of people would love this band, given the chance" - Punktastic

"Gig with Funeral For a Friend"

"Samoans assault us with an intricate, angular, mathy racket in such a casual manner it makes for a set that bewilders and dazzles in equal measure." -

"Cardiff Gig Guide (September - October)"

"infectiously loud and exciting brand of rock music. a great choice to watch live." -

"Gig with And So I Watch You From Afar"

"impassioned math-prog epics with echoes of the yearning heaviosity of Aereogramme in their best moments" - The Joy Collective

"Gig with And So I Watch You From Afar"

"the sound of a fight breaking out in someone’s front room...the progressive-rock trio pleased the room with sonic travels from speculative, dreamy chords to crunching distortion." - Wales Online/South Wales Echo


Demos: 2009 (Feat. 'Rosario' taken from the Barely Regal 'Zero Years' compilation and 'Apia' taken from the Punktastic Un-scene 5 compilation). Also heard on BBC Radio 1 Introducing in Wales.

Brothers/Blisters, Koh Chang (double A-side self-release 2010). Brothers/Blisters also taken from the Punktastic 'Off The Rails' compilation. Also heard on BBC Radio 1 Introducing in Wales.

Somersault (7" vinyl single released March 2011 on Barely Regal Records as a split with Strange News From Another Star). Also heard on BBC Radio 1 Introducing in Wales.



Samoans are a band from Cardiff, although none of the members originate from the city itself. Since forming in 2008 the band have played extensively in the South Wales area, gradually building up a dedicated following with their distinctive style of progressive rock music, drawing influence from bands such as Reuben, Maps and Atlases and Secondsmile. Instead of self-releasing their own music, the band have concentrated on establishing themselves as a live band and have secured support slots with the likes of Oceansize, Funeral For A Friend, And So I Watch You From Afar, The Xcerts, Dinosaur Pile Up, The Airborne Toxic Event and most recently Los Campesinos! and The Blackout at The Cardiff Big Weekend 2010.
The inclusion of Samoans on the Barely Regal ‘Zero Years’ compilation in 2010 has lead to the fledgling Cardiff Label putting out the band’s forthcoming debut single ‘Somersault’ on a split 7” record with fellow Cardiffians, Strange News From Another Star, in March 20112.