This week is a big one, as Sam Fender has released his most important track to date with ‘Dead Boys’. The song tackles the issue of male suicides, which is something he’s had to deal with in his own life. This gives the track a lot of depth, and it can be felt when listening to Sam perform it.
The heart thumping, blood pumping track has a lot of built up intensity giving it that raw-life feeling. The racing guitars give visions of life moving too fast, while the drums heighten the tempo, Sam pours out emotion in every vocal. Sam’s song writing skills are highlighted well here, it’s quite clear that Sam belongs with the best, and this is surely another big step in becoming one of the best solo artists in the UK.
Sam has a lot of dates from now until the end of the year, if you’re free go and see.
18 August – Lowlands, Netherlands
19 August – Dockville, Festival Hamburg
24 August – Leeds Festival
26 August – Reading Festival
8 September – DCODE Festival, Madrid
29 October – Mash House, Edinburgh
30 October – Fibbers, York
31 October – King Tuts, Glasgow
2 November – Chapel, Leeds
3 November – Leadmill 2, Sheffield
5 November – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
6 November – Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
7 November – Thekla, Bristol
9 November – Rock City Basement, Nottingham
10 November – The Castle & Falcon, Birmingham
12 November – OMEARA, London
13 November – OMEARA, London
17 November – Newcastle University
3 December – Academy, Glasgow (w/ Blossoms)
13 December – O2 Academy Brixton, London (w/ Blossoms)
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Words by Alex Wise @AJWise
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