Thursday 14 June 2018

Sam Fender - Leave Fast

"Leave Fast is an archetypal song about growing up in a small town, and the frustrations that are often felt by those who feel trapped within them" Sam Fender explains of his latest single. Having grown up in Swansea, whilst not the complete middle of nowhere (though, some would disagree), I can relate all too well. Dubbed an an ugly, lovely town by Dylan Thomas, better phrased as a pretty shitty city by cult Welsh film Twin Town, it's a place I've found myself stuck in for the last 27 years. That feeling of claustrophobia gets perfectly dictated through Fender's disconsolate vocals and echoing guitar strings. It's a raw and enlightened vision in to the way small towns often leave you feeling trapped with the resonating words "Leave fast or stay forever" being all too true. The track was released today and comes backed with a wonderfully shot clip filmed on 16mm film that candidly follows Sam around his hometown of North Shields. Take a watch for yourselves below.

Live Dates
23rd June – Bushstock, London
24th June – Traumzeit Festival, Germany
29th June – TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow
1st July – Community Festival, London
6th July – Rock Werchter, Belgium
8th July – Barn on the Farm, Gloucestershire
14th July – Latitude Festival, Southwold, Suffolk
15th July – Citadel Festival, London
27th July – Standon Calling, Hertfordshire
28th July – Kendal Calling, Penrith
29th July – Y Not Festival, Derbyshire
4th August – Indiependence, Cork
12th August – Boardmasters, Newquay
18th August – Lowlands, Netherlands
19th August – Dockville, Festival Hamburg
24th August – Leeds Festival,
26th August – Reading Festival,
8th September – DCODE Festival, Madrid


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