"they manage to install the same icy, fragile beauty that Chino Moreno and company are famous for throughout"
- Metal Hammer (8/10) -
"It's exciting, it's promising and it's tireless in its execution"
- Rocksound (8/10) -
"This brains-and-brawn quartet create the sort of expansion rock music that made the early 2000's a great time to be a devotee of loud, immersive music, with I Am Your Density arriving in a stoned haze of Oceansize-sized riffs and Mogwai-echoing introspection"
- Q -
"After one listen, utterly necessary"
- Bearded -
"Cardiff quartet take My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails and Oceansize and smoosh 'em together into this, a gorgeous post-rock epic"
- Classic Rock -
Since forming in 2008, Samoans have established themselves as one of Wales’ up and coming talents, creating a collection of intricate, yet melodic songs, drawing influence from a range of different genres to carve out their own distinctive musical direction. They have worked relentlessly, booking their own tours, gradually building up a dedicated following in their very own niche of progressive rock. The band’s live shows are notorious for their energy, fretboard mastery and exhaustive drumming.
Samoans have released a series of singles and EPs on Barely Regal and Kissability Records and toured extensively, including appearances on the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds festivals as well as recording several live sessions for BBC Radio 1.
2014 saw tour support slots with No Devotion (ex-lostprophets/Thursday) and Kids In Glass Houses and the release of their debut album, 'Rescue', which the band released on their own label, Apres Vous Records, marking a shift in the bands sound, towards a more introspective direction.
'Rescue' received a nomination for the Welsh Music Prize up against Manic Street Preachers, Gruff Rhys and Cate Le Bon.
The band have finished working on the follow-up to Rescue, which is due for release in early 2017.