Sam Lench and Anna Zweck are partners in life as well as in song and this is their debut album under their creative nom de plume Samson & Delilah. Influenced by stories and traditions new and old, the duo write songs of love and longing, truth and deceit, beauty and decay. The album tells the story not of their relationship per se but rather of where their lives intertwine. Lench has a background in indie-rock whilst Zweck is classically trained and this difference comes together to lend the album a rare breadth of style. From transcendental drone-folk and room-silencing a capella to uplifting songs of love across distance, ‘Samson & Delilah’ (LRR013) locates the exact point where Lench and Zweck’s unspoken truths find a voice.
Since recording the album, several contributors have become full-time band members and the Samson & Delilah 5-piece band that will tour to support the album includes upright bass, flute, accordion, piano and drums in addition to Lench and Zweck.