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 Cardiffians, Strange News From Another Star, release a limited run of split cassettes with Nottingham’s Without Maps on 49s versus Dolphins Records and record their first BBC Radio 1 live session.
The bands second single, 'Catamaran' was released on limited edition cassette by Kissability Records (Transgressive/Jen Long) in April 2012, followed by the addition of Chris Rouse (of Hold Your Horse Is) on drums. Performances at Reading & Leeds Festival and SWN Festival have proven the bands worth as a live act and the release of their long-awaited debut EP 'Elevated Reflections' in the September 2012 has been subject to critical acclaim, demonstrating intelligent song-writing and a markedly heavier direction from earlier material.
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