Sam Fender is pleased to announce details of his debut album, Hypersonic Missiles. It is released on the 9thAugust 2019.
Hypersonic Missiles was written, recorded and produced at Fender’s own self-built warehouse studio in North Shields. It was recorded alongside long-standing friend and producer, Bramwell Bronte.
Pre-order the album HERE for download, CD, cassette, mini-disc, limited edition black and white vinyl, and to pre-save on streaming platforms. Head over to Sam’s online store for exclusive merch and limited-edition album bundles.
When Sam Fender won the BRITs Critics’ Choice award at the tail end of 2018, his name was added to a list of previous winners that includes the likes of Adele, Florence & The Machine, Sam Smith, and Ellie Goulding. It’s a veritable hall of fame that feels a million miles away from the guitar-fuelled indie rock that Sam writes. It was deserved recognition for the hard-working Fender, but nobody was as shocked as he was when he first heard the news, driving past his old secondary school where a teacher once told him to put his musical aspirations to one side because it would amount to nothing. “Absolutely crackers!” as Fender proclaimed upon reflection.
Sam Fender is a rare talent. A 24-year-old working-class musician from the North who plays every gig as though it might well be his last, armed with this huge, cavernous vocal, guitar strapped on (a Fender, obviously), and fuelled by that seemingly old-school belief that great guitar music still has the power to change lives and influence people.
2ndMay – Ritz, Manchester SOLD OUT
3rdMay – QMU, Glasgow SOLD OUT
4thMay – Live at Leeds
6thMay – Shepherds Bush Empire, London SOLD OUT
7thMay – Shepherds Bush Empire, London SOLD OUT
10thMay – O2 Academy, Birmingham SOLD OUT
12thMay – Lemon Grove, Exeter SOLD OUT
13thMay – SWX, Bristol SOLD OUT
26thMay – Neighbourhood Weekender, Warrington
1stJune – All Points Festival, London (w/ Mumford & Sons)
28thJune – Glastonbury Festival
6thJuly – Barn On The Farm, Highnam
11thJuly – Tynemouth Castle, North Shields SOLD OUT
12thJuly – Hyde Park, London (w/ Bob Dylan + Neil Young)
13thJuly – TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow