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Sam Fender - Seventeen Going Under

The much anticipated latest release from North Shields’ own Sam Fender does not disappoint. His vocals are as seamlessly powerful as ever, his lyrics witty as ever, daring to tackle subjects from the Epstein Scandal, to toxic masculinity, to his own coming of age. Made up of fiery rock anthems, feel good indie, acoustic crooning and piano ballads, it’s a perfect exhibition of his prowess and versatility as a songwriter. The 16 track LP is a little longer than it needs to be, with a couple forgettable songs. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find plenty of tunes that, for me, manage to top the releases that preceded the album. LT

Out now on Polydor

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