Samaris Black Lights on LP
Icelandic electronica trio Samaris return with a brand new album Black Lights via One Little Indian. Written and recorded over the past year in Berlin, Reykjavik and Ireland, Black Lights is the group's most fully realized and accessible record yet - sung for the first time entirely in English, and headed up by gorgeous lead-off 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 specialized Sonology course and Jófríður Ákadóttir (voice) footloose, traveling to experience new places and the musical cultures within them.