Newly presented to the world, Leeds' Samsa make their inaugral bow on Yorkshire-based Mook Records.
Wrapped around a downward spiralling guitar line and a Muse-esque bassline, 'Quiet Places' sounds like a deranged Supergrass, complete with an infectious, semi-falsetto chorus. Flipside 'Keep Me Awake' is a riffing slow-burner that slides into bouts of impressive histrionics.
As debut singles go, it's a cracker, only mildly let down by production that could be a little more fulsome. However, a recommended purchase.
7Gareth Dobson's Score