Featured in the BBC Music Sound of 2018 Sam Fender might just be one of the next big things. Uniting powerful lyrics and anecdotes on social issues and politics with a guitar-driven, indie-pop sound, he has been compared to names such as Jake Bugg or Catfish & The Bottlemen.
The Geordie Springsteen’s debut excels at documenting small-town frustration, which is why he means so much to so many people. This album isn’t perfect, but he’s a welcome antidote to polite chaps with guitars. ‘The Borders‘ is one of the best cuts from his debut album ‘Hypersonic Missiles’