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Samaris’ single ‘Black Lights’ premieres at THUMP

06 May 2016

Black Lights the second single and title track from Samaris’ upcoming album premiered today on THUMP, who commented “the trio have captured a sound taking cues from dub techno, IDM and breakbeat matched with delicate ambient textures, washing synth lines and Jófríður’s breathy and magnetic voice”. Read the article here to see what else they had to say and listen to the track for yourself.

Samaris are to release the title track from their forthcoming ‘Black Lights’ album as a single on 10th June. Written and recorded over the past year in Berlin, Reykjavik and Ireland, ‘Black Lights’ is the Icelandic trio’s most fully realised and accessible album yet - sung for the first time entirely in English, headed up by it’s gorgeous lead single ‘Wanted 2 Say’.

Black Lights’ is a reflection on both the expanded horizons afforded by a year of experiences on the road following the release of 2014’s ‘Silkidrangar’, and of a period of change and not a little emotional turmoil for all three band members.

The way the new album came together reflects the changing personal circumstances of the group over the last year. All are now based in separate cities: Þórður Kári Steinþórsson (aka Doddi - programming) relocating to Berlin to take part in the city’s burgeoning techno scene, Áslaug Rún Magnúsdóttir (clarinet) to The Hague to study a specialised Sonology course and Jófríður Ákadóttir (voice) footloose, traveling to experience new places and the musical cultures within them.

The band have just announced UK and European dates for June with a London date at The Bussey Building in Peckham on Wednesday 13th July and the penultimate spot at Latitude Festival’s Lake Stage on Saturday 16th July. For tickets and more info, click here.

8th June Leeds, Brudenell
9th Liverpool, Leaf
10th Newcastle, Jumping Jacks
12th Glasgow, Broadcast
13th Bristol, Louisiana
14th Brighton, Patterns
15th Antwerp, Trix
16th Utrecht, Ekko
17th Hamburg, Haekken
18th Copenhagen, Rust
20th Nurenburg, Club Stereo
21st Vienna, Fluc
23rd Zurich, Papiersaal
24th Lausanne, Bleu Lezard
25th Paris, Point Fmr
29th Reykjavik, Hurra

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