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.
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.
TOUR DATES WITH NO DEVOTION:
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