There's a side to the Welsh music scene which is gleefully, unashamedly rock.
Samoans are steeped in this. Forming in Cardiff - though none of the members hail from the city itself - the group are part of a rock new wave of rock emerging from the area.
Carefully etched songwriting, for sure, but applied with a sense of blood, guts and volume all the same. A single on Jen Long's ever reliable Kissability imprint emerged last year, sparking a frenzy of interest in the Welsh newcomers.
Set to support No Devotion and Kids In Glass Houses on their forthcoming tour, debut album 'Rescue' is out now via Apres Vous Records.
Stripped from said LP, 'I Am Your Density' opens with near post-rock textures, recalling some of Mogwai's more delicate passages.
Erupting into a soaring vocal, though, and it soon becomes apparent that Samoans are here to capture your heart and soul.
Backed with an emotive performance clip, you can watch the video for 'I Am Your Density' below - or download the song after the jump.
Samoans have confirmed the following shows:
25 London O2 Academy Islington (supporting No Devotion)
26 Glasgow O2 ABC2 (supporting No Devotion)
2 Merthyr Soar Theatre
3 Swansea Sin City
4 Ebbw Vale Institute
5 Bridgend Hobos
30 Arctangent Festival