• “His Journey Towards Self-Acceptance In A World Needing To Do Better” – Album Review: Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under

    The North Shields singer-song-writer, Sam Fender, has recently released his new ‘coming-of-age’ album, ‘Seventeen Going Under’ in which he has perfectly captured the essence of what it is like to be young and coping with inner turmoil amidst external chaos. Niamh Budd Shares her full thoughts......
  • The Socially Distanced Show Must Go On

    Indie singer-songwriter Sam Fender paved the way for Covid-era live music last week as he headlined the first socially distanced gig of its kind. But with moshpits swapped for platforms, what does the future of gigging entail?...
  • From Sounds on the Street to the Voices that We Need: Britain’s New Lyrical Generation

    British music has never looked to be in better shape than it currently is. The successes of Adele, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, One Direction and now George Ezra look to have established British pop music as the best in the world. Yet with increasing global disparity and the tightening...
  • Sam Fender @ Rock City

    Halfway through a sold-out UK tour, rising singer-songwriter Sam Fender stopped in Nottingham for the ninth stage of the tour to play a stunning set of tracks spanning the last two years. “A sound crossed between Nothing But Thieves’ epic arena rock and Hozier’s spine-tingling vocals” Just twelve months ago,...
  • Music Review: Y Not Festival 2018

    Taking place in the heart of the Peak District, Y Not Festival brings together amazing music, food and people for one jam-packed weekend every summer. Despite the heavy winds and rain that threatened the festival this July, it pulled through with its fantastic lineup and enthusiastic crowds and Impact...
  • Sam Fender @ The Bodega

    Bringing both his music and the cold Northern air with him, Sam Fender, supported by fellow Geordie Brooke Bentham, was a delight to watch. With a strong and diverse crowd sporting everything from puffer jackets and silver hoops to white shirts and trench coats before her, Brooke Bentham took...