Here's an interview I did with Dave last year.
So you just played in
Both shows were cool, decent turnouts and people seem to have fun. Melbs was good to see some new bands play like Slow Burn, Jack Napier and Lookin In and 4Dead killed it in
The last time Samsara came to
Yeah totally.. last time we didn't have an album out either so that makes a difference too. but we are used to people just standing there sometimes... we don't have the big breakdowns goin on so people just don't know what to do, but that is cool.
You've got some shows in
We've been to
When you recorded "The Emptiness" did you have any hopes and expectations for the album..... and did the band live up to the goals?
We really didn't have any expectations to be honest. We wrote some songs and were lucky enough to get Kurt Ballou to record them and he did a great job. We are stoked with the end result. Its now being released in
Everyone in Samsara has been in some pretty high profile bands in the past (Her Nightmare, Shotpointblank, Within Blood etc). Do you think having that early high profile made it easier when the band was starting out?
It probably did in the sense that we were all experienced in writing songs and the process of that.. everybody brought what they had learnt in previous bands to this band so that helped for sure. It also helped with getting shows I suppose as we knew people in bands and asked them for shows too, so that gives you a headstart already.
What's the plans for Samsara in 2008?
Tour the new record, start writing for the next record and hopefully get over to
What are some albums that have been on high rotation in the tour van lately?
Heavens - Patent Pending, Interpol, Small Brown Bike, Ramallah, we try not to play the same album too much otherwise dudes get shitty.. haha..
Any plans to come back to
Hopefully in 6 months... i think you don't need to overplay anywhere you go.
What bands in
Meatlocker.. there doesn't seem to be too many new hardcore bands at the moment.. but then again I can't keep up with the times these days..
Any thanks or shout outs.. anything else to add?
Patrick from Canberra for the show, 4Dead for the beer, the Dropsaw guys and the Bite The Kerb crew in Adelaide... and to everyone else...Keep It Real.