Sam Fender

Sam Fender

Making his way on to the new UK music scene is twenty-two year old, Tyneside born and raised Sam Fender. He is quickly winning over a fan base through the World as he plays festivals across the globe from Boardmasters in Cornwall to Lowlands fest in The Netherlands. He has also just sold out two nights in the Omeara in London as he embarks on a UK tour during November (see tour dates at the end of the article).

Below, Sam Fender, 22.

Photo credits to Matty Snelling (afishout0fwater on Instagram)


Sam recently dropped his seventh single, Dead Boys, last week on Annie Mac’s evening show and it was named as the ‘Hottest Record In The World’ at the time it was released. His music is known to tackle political and social issues and stereotypes, such as catchy single  ‘Millennial’ which mocks the way that the media portray Millennials with lyrics such as ‘Sit back, relax, watch the whole world collapse’ and the repetitive line of ”I’m a millennial, I’m young and dumb’ and ‘Greasy Spoon’ which has strong links back to sexual harassment and the treatment of women.

His new single, Dead Boys, is no different as he sings about Male suicide, particularly in his hometown of Tyneside, Newcastle. The biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK is suicide and Fender believes that not enough people are talking about this issue because of toxic masculinity and perceptions of how men should act.

It is a beautiful song, with Fender’s gritty yet polished vocals belting out the chorus ‘Nobody ever could explain all the dead boys in our hometown’ and a soft guitar riff continuing throughout the whole track.

“I want to just raise the conversation, I think that it is important to talk about it. ” Fender said, talking to Annie Mac last Tuesday. “Men don’t talk, so if one person listens to this or sees what we’re doing with this song and talks about their problems, then it’s done its job. That’s all that I could wish for.”

Dead Boys by Sam Fender is available for streaming now and you can see Fender plus support on tour this winter, tickets have gone on sale now:’ to ‘Dead Boys by Sam Fender is available for streaming now and you can watch the music video here’ **

You can see Fender plus support on tour this winter. Tickets are on sale now, however, there are only a few remaining dates which have not sold out so be quick!’

Isabel Tate

Born and raised in Cornwall is Issy. Despite the picturesque land of beaches and moors being the background to her whole life so far, she always says that she can’t wait until she escapes to Manchester, where she later plans on going to go to University to study music journalism. Whilst she isn’t revising for her GCSEs or going out on little adventures where she lives, she’s usually dancing around her living room to ABBA in some sort of funky pair of trousers and her denim jacket. Some of her favourite bands and artists include Catfish and the Bottlemen, Sam Fender, DMA’s, Blossoms and Tom Grennan as she’s based her music taste off of her Oasis and 90’s Britpop/indie upbringing. The girl is never happier than when she’s listening to music, at a gig or petting a cute dog.