Sam Fender is very pleased to release his debut album, Hypersonic Missiles. It is out now via Polydor Records.
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.
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 of receiving the award.
Sam Fender is a rare talent. A 25 year-old musician from the northeast of England 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.
New single Will We Talk? chugs incessantly, evoking the smash-and-grab sound of New York, but replaces the imagery of those bustling sidewalks with the WKD-drenched, neon-lit gutters of Newcastle. If it’s not already, this is destined to become a sturdy live favourite. A sub three-minute rock’n’roll anthem.
Sam Fender Live:
22nd November – Academy, Manchester SOLD OUT
23rd November – Guild of Students, Liverpool SOLD OUT
26th November – Rock City, Nottingham SOLD OUT
27th November – O2 Academy, Glasgow SOLD OUT
28th November – O2 Academy, Leeds SOLD OUT
30th November – Dome, Brighton SOLD OUT
1st December – O2 Academy, Bournemouth SOLD OUT
3rd December – Pavilions, Plymouth SOLD OUT
4th December – O2 Academy, Bristol SOLD OUT
5th December – O2 Academy, Birmingham SOLD OUT
7th December – O2 Academy, Newcastle SOLD OUT
8th December – O2 Academy, Newcastle SOLD OUT
10th December – O2 Academy Brixton, London SOLD OUT
11th December – O2 Academy Brixton, London SOLD OUT
13th December – Great Hall, Cardiff SOLD OUT
16th December – Dublin, Olympia SOLD OUT
17th December – Ulster Hall, Belfast SOLD OUT
19th December – O2 Academy, Sheffield SOLD OUT
21st December – O2 Academy, Newcastle SOLD OUT
22nd December – O2 Academy, Newcastle SOLD OUT