SAM FENDER RELEASES BRAND NEW SINGLE “MILLENNIAL”
‘‘Millennial’ is his third self released single following ‘Greasy Spoon’, which today has been added to BBC Radio 1’s Playlist’
Since the introduction of Sam and the powerfully exciting breakthrough single Play God, there’s been significant heat from radio, press and tastemakers on the young northern lad.
Sam stormed onto the scene earlier this year as a BBC Radio 1 New Name, and “Play God” quickly went straight to No 1 on the iTunes singer / songwriter chart and spent several weeks at no 2 in the Spotify viral charts.
Hailing from Newcastle, Sam Fender has made a name for himself on the live circuit, securing solo support slots with some of the most well respected songwriters on the planet (Catfish and the Bottlemen, Hozier Daughter, Michael Kiwanuka, Bear’s Den).
In a saturated male singer songwriter genre, Sam’s grit and fresh lyrical take on modern society stand him out from the pack. Conjuring a vocal as unique as Springsteen, the indie spirit of The Maccabees, the live energy of Foals and the lyrical prowess of Arctic Monkeys.
He sold out his first hometown headline show at The Cluny (300 cap) within seconds and is eyeing up his first UK headline tour later this year. ‘Millennial’ is his third self released single following critically acclaimed debut ‘Play God’ and follow up ‘Greasy Spoon’.
Sam explains: ‘Millennial’ is a tongue-in-cheek response to the media’s negative portrayal of young people in the 21st century. It plays on the notion that we (millennials) are ‘young and dumb’ freeloading idiots that expect a hand out from society. It plays on issues such as fake news and our addiction to screens and social media.”
Recorded in a warehouse and produced by Bramwell Bronte and mixed by Alan Moulder (QOTSA, Foals, Arctic Monkeys), Millennial displays Sam’s raw nature reflective of his live presence.
“A songwriter with a refreshing sense of grit…” Clash
“A brooding, bluesy, polemical debut single from the hot prospect Tyne-sider. What a start” The Sunday Times
“A totally fantastic debut single – dramatic, poignant and catchy” The Independent
“Hard hitting indie rock with a social conscience” The Line Of Best Fit
“Songwriter worthy of worship” Wonderland Magazine
“The look and sound of a future star” The Sunday Times Breaking Act
Upcoming Live Dates:
28th Sep – The Cluny, Newcastle SOLD OUT Headline show
5th Oct – BBC Introducing, The Lexington, London
7th Oct – Neighbourhood Festival, Manchester
21st Oct – SWN Festival, Cardiff
28th Oct – Mirrors Festival, London
17th Nov – Lotto Arena, Antwerp supporting Bear’s Den
22nd Nov – The Courtyard Theatre, BBC Introducing presents First Fifty
25th Nov – The Wardrobe, Leeds, Live At Leeds, Ones To Watch 2018