Artist: SAMOAN PUNKS
City: Bankstown, NSW
Style: Samoan Punk
Members: Samoan people
We discovered SAMOAN PUNKS on a holiday we had in Samoa late last year. They were on their way to New York then to Sydney this year and apparently their goal was to spend their time following the winter between Sydney, Samoa and New York.
Recently we heard news that they were planning a big stadium tour of Samoa in December 2012. Unfortunately the tour had to be postponed due to Cyclone Evan.
We’re hoping that these guys will get back to Sydney and play some shows over the summer but it’s highly unlikely because rumour is they are headlining the Big Day Out in the Pacific islands in 2013.
SAMOAN PUNKS are currently working with big time producer Mr Garageband on a new record surfacing sometime in 2013. But for now you can grab their debut album ‘LAST NIGHT IN NEW YORK CITY, TAKIN BUDDY HOLY TO KARAOKE!’ and their new 3 track ep ‘COOL YOU SUX’ for free at their Bandcamp site HERE.
SAMOAN PUNKS recently took out 17 trophies at the Samoan Music Awards including Video of the Year for their song COOL. They also pipped Australia’s Gotye at the finish line for single of the year with their song COOL (it’s all the rage!). They also took out the the greatest Samoan punk band award. SAMOAN PUNKS are very excited about the award and had this to say “We are very excited about the award!”.
Their big hope right now is that their application for permanent residency in Australia will come through. They’re currently living at Villawood detention centre but were pardoned by the Queen to attend the Samoan Music Awards. Word on the streets is that they are very keen to settle down in Bankstown or Bondi, so keep an eye out.
“SAMOAN PUNKS ARE THE GREATEST SAMOAN PUNK BAND IN THE WORLD!” Their words not ours. Check it!