We went and did a music movie for our single Antlers! We had a lot of fun filming it with our friend Michael Partridge (who is a right dude!).

It features a lot of our awesome friends in Cardiff who donned animal masks and happily took part in giving me some abuse.

These people support us and we support them and what they do. Without Spillers Records, Music Box Studios, Nelly’s Treasures, Ghost Town Records and CFQ, Cardiff would be a worse off place.

Hope you enjoy the video

D x

So this is our new single. It’s kind of our last fling with math-rock as we’ve taken a different approach for our album (which we’re currently recording) due later this year.

Hope you like it!

It’ll be available to download for FREE, yes FREE of bloody charge from here: samoanstheband.bandcamp.com/track/antlers

It’s out on 01/07/13 and we’ve even done a video. Yes, us, Samoans have done a video. Our first one (mainly due to us always starting and failing to finish them). It was filmed/directed by our good friend, Michael Partridge at Defy Designs. The main theme is unrequited love between a deer and a horse plus lots of violence. Like consistent (comedy) violence. Ever thought what a man dressed as a deer being murdered with a spoon would look like? Well now you get the chance.

We’ve almost finished work on our first music video for our next single ‘Antlers’. We made the decision not to ‘play’ in this video as we find videos like that creatively restrictive (which is just another way of saying we just wanted to dick about wearing animal masks).
Our friend Michael Partridge is filming the video for us and I suspect he is having more fun than us, as it involves a lot of people abusing me throughout, including one of our favourite people Ashli Todd at Spillers Records dressed as an eagle.
We’ll keep you posted on when the single/video will be available. For now enjoy this image (in a non-sexual way).
D.

We’ve almost finished work on our first music video for our next single ‘Antlers’. We made the decision not to ‘play’ in this video as we find videos like that creatively restrictive (which is just another way of saying we just wanted to dick about wearing animal masks).

Our friend Michael Partridge is filming the video for us and I suspect he is having more fun than us, as it involves a lot of people abusing me throughout, including one of our favourite people Ashli Todd at Spillers Records dressed as an eagle.

We’ll keep you posted on when the single/video will be available. For now enjoy this image (in a non-sexual way).

D.

We’re really excited to announce that we will have our first ever Record Store Day Release this year thanks to Transgressive Records and Jen Long at Kissability.
The release is entitled ‘First Kiss’ and will come on limited white label vinyl, kissed and stamped with kissability logo.  Tracklist: 01. DZ Deathrays - The Mess Up02. Cut Ribbons - White Horses03. Deaf Club - Sunday04. Samoans - Catamaran05. Fever Fever - The Chair06. Splashh - The 15th07. Among Brothers - Keep08. Without Maps - Naked Light09. Death At Sea - Drag10. Thumpers - Velveteen You can listen to the tracks on the release, via the soundcloud link below.
https://soundcloud.com/transgressive-records/sets/kissability-first-kiss-12

We’re really excited to announce that we will have our first ever Record Store Day Release this year thanks to Transgressive Records and Jen Long at Kissability.

The release is entitled ‘First Kiss’ and will come on limited white label vinyl, kissed and stamped with kissability logo. 
 
Tracklist:
 
01. DZ Deathrays - The Mess Up
02. Cut Ribbons - White Horses
03. Deaf Club - Sunday
04. Samoans - Catamaran
05. Fever Fever - The Chair
06. Splashh - The 15th
07. Among Brothers - Keep
08. Without Maps - Naked Light
09. Death At Sea - Drag
10. Thumpers - Velveteen
 
You can listen to the tracks on the release, via the soundcloud link below.

https://soundcloud.com/transgressive-records/sets/kissability-first-kiss-12

So we recently Started work on our album with Todd Campbell at Skwad HQ. We can’t gig due to my back injury but we’re putting all our effort in to working on the new record. We’re really excited by the new material! 

We’ve recorded our next single, entitled ‘Antlers’, and will keep you posted on its release date/format in the near future. 

The new record doesn’t currently have a working title but it does have a theme which has allowed us to experiment a lot more with ideas and sounds musically and vocally. 

We will be testing out some of the new material in some of our upcoming shows in March and April, so be sure to keep an eye on our Live page for the latest dates.

We can’t wait to start playing live again after the frustration of being out of action for so long with my fractured spine.

See you guys soon!

D x

tab·la·ture [tab-luh-cher, -choo r]  
noun
1.  Music. any of various systems of music notation using letters, numbers, 
or other signs to indicate thestrings, frets, keys, etc., to be played.


2. a tabular space, surface, or structure.


So we’d thought we’d do something a bit different to a new year release and give something away for free to our fans. 

We’ve had a few requests over the past few years to tab some of our songs and now that I seem to have a considerable amount of free time due to my fractured spine, I thought it’d be a good time to finally do this.

Each week we will post up a guitar tab in a shared dropbox folder, which you’ll be able to download as a pdf and includes a step by step guide on how to play each song (and obviously won’t look as crap as my handwritten versions!). The first song we have chosen to tab is San Marino 1994 and is available now.

If you’re interested in signing up to the Samoans Tab Club or have a specific song you’d like to play then message us at wearesamoans@gmail.com.

Thanks!

Dan x

tab·la·ture [tab-luh-cher, -choo r]  

noun

1.  Music. any of various systems of music notation using letters, numbers, 

or other signs to indicate thestrings, frets, keys, etc., to be played.

2. a tabular space, surface, or structure.

So we’d thought we’d do something a bit different to a new year release and give something away for free to our fans. 
We’ve had a few requests over the past few years to tab some of our songs and now that I seem to have a considerable amount of free time due to my fractured spine, I thought it’d be a good time to finally do this.
Each week we will post up a guitar tab in a shared dropbox folder, which you’ll be able to download as a pdf and includes a step by step guide on how to play each song (and obviously won’t look as crap as my handwritten versions!). The first song we have chosen to tab is San Marino 1994 and is available now.
If you’re interested in signing up to the Samoans Tab Club or have a specific song you’d like to play then message us at wearesamoans@gmail.com.
Thanks!
Dan x