Samarkind Voted 10 on Planet Rock Top 20 albums of 2017 etc


Number 10 on Planet Rock Top 20 Albums of 2017 + debut UK shows this March

Self Release

3 January 2018

Samarkind - Cover

One of last year’s “ones to watch” rock bands; Samarkind have charted on Planet Rock’s Top 10 albums of 2017, which sees the multinational self release artists feature alongside the likes of Europe, Inglorious, Black Star Riders, Gun, Thunder, and Wayward Sons. The prestigious chart position, as voted for by the station’s listeners, follows Samarkind’s recent first live show in Dublin as guests to Inglorious, and the release of their self-titled debut album this past November.

Not to be missed: Samarkind make their debut in the UK this March with a series of live shows.

Vocalist David Paul Byrne says, “Myself, Michal, Mark and Marius are overwhelmed by the love and support we have received for our album and are chuffed to bits to be sitting at no.10 on the Planet Rock album of the year chart! We are so excited to be hitting the road this year and are looking forward to doing what we do best live and meeting everyone in person.”

Samarkind’s self-titled debut album was released on the 24th November 2017 to widespread praise from the media and music fans alike.

Samarkind live in the UK:

16th March – Glossop, The Globe Inn
17th March – Evesham, The Iron Road, Evesham
18th March – Newport, The Patriot
30th March – Leicester, Firebug
31st March – Birmingham, The Asylum
1st April – London, The Black Heart

2017 Highlights:

Playlisted by Planet Rock Radio / Voted number 10 by Planet Rock listeners on Top 20 Albums Of 2017 chart.

“Rousing bluesy-rock blending classic rock influences with contemporary energy.” Classic Rock Magazine

Voted no.2 ‘Tracks Of The Week’ / “Tasty, riffy debut… soulful.” Classic Rock Magazine / Team Rock

“A faultless example of blues rock perfection… This is something special.” Powerplay Magazine

As featured in Fireworks Magazine

Album of the week “Samarkind is the real deal. Get it. Highly recommended.” Dangerdog Music Reviews

“Best Album / Best New Band” Metal Talk (Brian Boyle best of 2017)

“A really impressive debut album.” Black Velvet Magazine

As featured in Top 30 Bands Of 2017 by Great Music Stories

“Impressive… you need to check this out.” Stencil Mag

“Samarkind are on fire with their debut.” Musipedia Of Metal

As featured on Radio Nova

“The next great Rock and Roll band has arrived.” Rock ‘N’ Load

“The music speaks volumes… an impressive debut.” RAMzine”Samarkind is crammed full of memorable songs, excellent musicianship and is a brilliant debut… the album is an essential purchase for classic rock fans.” My Global Mind

“Ignites the sort of gust that only a flex of Zeus’ bicep could produce.” HEAVY Magazine

“An immediate stunner.” – Jenny Tate Reviews

“An effortless classic album.” 3 Songs & Out

“An amazing album… and this is only their full-length debut… Incredible.” Hardrockheavymetal

“Buy this album. It will blow you away… the best debut of 2017.” Jace Media

“Every song is well written, thoughtfully produced and performed with feeling and a standard of musicianship that is truly amazing.” ROX Rock n Metal

“Samarkind are pretty special… the debut album is ace! Simple as that.” Maximum Volume Music

“These songs are sure to blow the roof off live. A cracking debut album.” Midlands Rocks

“Samarkind absolutely nail it!” Rockposer

“A stunningly impressive album.” Down The Front Media

“Samarkind have produced a debut that oozes class.” – Belfast Metalheads Reunited

“Well executed… this is a worthy debut… definitely ones to watch.” Get Ready To Rock

“Samarkind embraces classic blues rock to perfection.” Dedicated Rocker Society

“There’s something about Samarkind that sets them apart and deserves your attention.” The Rockpit

“Unapologetic rock… full of positive mental spirit … fiendtastic.” Raw Ramp

“Right from the off they looked hell bent on making this opportunity count. Their delicious blend of blues and straight up in your face hard rock kicked off with a rousing bluegrass treated ‘Black Rain’ which took a few punters by surprise and made them put away their smartphones…” (live with Inglorious at The Academy)

“An album that is going to light a fire.” GBHBL

“Samarkind have produced an awesome album… it’s nothing short of incredible.” Market Square Heroes

“This debut album has represented itself admirably… Samarkind are ready to take on the world.” AC Rock Reviews

“This album showcases a brilliant combination of blues rock and traditional rock music, as well as occasionally morphing into a completely unique sound laced with elements of country/Irish music.” Midlands Metalheads

“Epic sounding… a bonafide classic in-waiting.” Devils Gate Media

“A WOW effect… from Classic Rock to Country Rock and Folk Rock, this album has earned a place alongside Def Leppard, Status Quo and co.” Hellfire-Magazine

“Samarkind’s passion runs through the veins of their debut and you should have fun with it.”

“Turn off the light, relax, grab yourself a bottle of bourbon with and enjoy this bad-ass classic blues heavy rock album.” Heavy Paradise

“Exceptional… Samarkind is the real deal.” Roxx 2 Metal

“Samarkind is a remarkable album for a band so new… It’s a rare thing to find such a well-crafted debut, and is highly recommended hearing.” Noizze

“If Kurt Sutter knew Samarkind when he made ‘Sons Of Anarchy’, he would have grabbed them. Samarkind are here to stay.”

“Every year it happens, just as I’m finalising my top ten albums along comes an absolute doozy.” AnythingwithGuitars

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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