Sam Fender is pleased to share ‘Will We Talk?’ the final single to drop ahead of his forthcoming debut album this Summer.
“Hypersonic Missiles” is now released on the 13thSeptember through Polydor Records, moving back from its original August release date.
‘Will We Talk?’ is a heady blast of high-octane, melody-packed, smash’n’grab rock’n’roll that launches from the traps at full pelt and doesn’t relent until the guitars and a string-section subside three minutes later. It’s quickly become a signature tune for fans at his live shows and heralds another anthem to add to Sam’s sharp slew of them.
Hypersonic Missilesis the debut album by Britain’s hottest young prospect. It was written, recorded and produced at Fender’s own self-built warehouse studio in North Shields, and 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.
Sam Fender is a rare talent. A 25-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.
There’s a loose thread that has run through all of Sam’s songs to date and that’s in the focus of his lyrics. Observational, questioning and socially engaged, Sam has an innate gift for simplifying matters of the newsworthy and topical. “I have no answers, only questions” he clarifies on the album’s title track, but there’s a canny simplicity here that seems to be touching and speaking plainly to people in their hundreds of thousands. Those words reflect conversations occurring right across the globe, amongst friends in cafes, pubs, and out on the terraces. Frustrations. Misunderstandings. Despair.
Sam will play a string of festivals across the UK and Europe throughout the Summer including a huge outdoor hometown headline show at Tynemouth Castle, Hyde Park in support of Bob Dylan + Neil Young, and TRNSMT in Glasgow. All announced dates are listed below including his first shows in Japan. Sam then tours the UK at the end of the year including four sold-out shows at Newcastle Academy, and two at Brixton Academy.
11th July – Tynemouth Castle, North Shields SOLD OUT
12th July – Hyde Park, London (w/ Bob Dylan + Neil Young)
13th July – TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow
19th July – Splendour In The Grass, North Byron Parklands
23rd July – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
24th July – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
10th August – Boardmasters Festival, Newquay
16th August – Summer Sonic, Tokyo
18th August – Summer Sonic, Osaka
30th August – Fusion Festival, Liverpool
31st August – Electric Picnic, Laois Ireland
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
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
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 OUTwww.samfender.com