School (Nirvana cover)
single featuring AVO – release date 2019
4-tracks EP – release date 2019
Am Samstag (which means «on Saturday» in German) may hail from the land of Yodel, but the Swiss band plays a dirty and savage grunge, tinged with punk and sprinkled with pop. Comprising of bassist Stephane Grand, drummer Baptiste Maier and guitarist/vocalist Gabriela Varela, the trio was formed in September 2018 in Lausanne.
In February 2019, Am Samstag released their debut EP 1 on their own label Black Market Music. Recorded in Fribourg, the songs were mixed by Jack Endino and mastered by Chris Hanzsek in Seattle. To promote the release, the band went on a small tour, playing over twenty shows in Switzerland, France and the United States, notably performing at the Reggie’s (Chicago) and the legendary Whisky A Go Go (Los Angeles).
Early 2020, the members of Am Samstag returned to Seattle to record new songs with Jack Endino at Soundhouse Recording. Benefiting from his solid experience and invaluable advices, the compositions oscillate between slow and adrenaline-filled tempos, between strongly distorted riffs and clear and melodic lines, sometimes almost psychedelic. Produced and mixed by Endino, the album was once again mastered by Chris Hanzsek. Dualism will be released in March 2022.