Hypersonic Missiles will follow in just eleven days time
Jessie Atkinson
15:35 2nd September 2019

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Born-again Boss Sam Fender has dropped his final album single ahead of the release of Hypersonic Missiles this month. ‘The Borders’ is Fender’s favourite single on the LP and is a gleaming, Americanised pop gem.

Dappled with light, spangled touches of guitar before launching into arena rock territory, ‘The Borders’ soars with Fender’s powerful vocals, as he tells the story of a wrenching coming of age. His nostalgic narrative style is a delicious resurrection of near-dead tropes ordinarily kept alive by the old men who pioneered them.

The single, which dropped today on Polydor Records is a 5+ minute long heartland rock tune, with the heartland concerned here being Newcastle’s North Shields. It touches the sky with stadium-appropriate guitars and a speeding saxophone solo, all with Fender’s powerhouse voice at its centre. 

Hypersonic Missiles comes on 13 September via Polydor Records, with an extended - mostly sold out - UK tour following in winter. 

22 - Manchester, Academy SOLD OUT
23 - Liverpool, Guild of Students SOLD OUT
26 - Nottingham, Rock City SOLD OUT
27 - Glasgow, O2 Academy SOLD OUT
28 - Leeds, O2 Academy SOLD OUT
30 - Brighton, Dome SOLD OUT

01 - Bournemouth, O2 Academy SOLD OUT
03 - Plymouth, Pavilions
04 - Bristol, O2 Academy SOLD OUT
05 - Birmingham, O2 Academy SOLD OUT
07 - Newcastle, O2 Academy SOLD OUT
08 - Newcastle, O2 Academy SOLD OUT 
10 - London, O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
11 - London, O2 Academy Brixton
13 - Cardiff, Great Hall SOLD OUT
16 - Dublin, Olympia SOLD OUT
17 - Belfast, Ulster Hall SOLD OUT
19 - Sheffield, O2 Academy SOLD OUT
21 - Newcastle, O2 Academy SOLD OUT
22 - Newcastle, O2 Academy SOLD OUT

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