The rocker is uniting powerful themes with catchy-as-hell tunes.” – Pilerats
“With his Springsteen-inspired restlessness and ear for the left-behind, the Brits critics’ choice winner is a shot in the arm of the stale, male troubadour scene.” – The Guardian
“The emerging UK rocker made a big impression with his debut single ‘Dead Boys’ and now he’s backed it up with a single that’s a celebration of music.” – triple j
UK superstar in the making Sam Fender today releases his brand-new single, ‘Will We Talk?’ the final single to drop ahead of his forthcoming debut album – Hypersonic Missiles – which is set for release September 13 via Dew Process and Universal Music Australia.
‘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.
Australian Tour Dates
Fri 19 Jul – Splendour In The Grass – North Byron Parklands
Tue 23 July – Corner Hotel – Melbourne
Wed 24 July – Oxford Art Factory – Sydney
Hypersonic Missiles is 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.
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 dates in Australia later this month for the very first time, including an appearance at Splendour In The Grass and shows in Melbourne and Sydney. Don’t miss