Sam Fender’s debut album launch will see Newcastle music store open at midnight with signed copies
Sam Fender’s debut album launch will see Newcastle music store open at midnight with signed copies

A Newcastle music store is expecting ‘record’ numbers at a late-night opening it is planning for the launch of Sam Fender’s debut album.

Beyond Vinyl in Westgate Road will open its doors at a minute past midnight for the September 13 release of the Brit Award-winner’s much-anticipated Hypersonic Missiles which the store will be playing in full from that time.

And fans who pre-order a copy of the new album will have it signed by the man himself in readiness to pick up.

Fender has tweeted his 50,000-plus followers about the late opening session which will start just as Thursday night ticks over into the early hours of Friday, saying: “Absolute love this!!! What a mint idea.”

Beyond Vinyl in Newcastle will be opening just after midnight on Friday for the release of Sam Fender’s debut album
(Image: Beyond Vinyl)

He added on Twitter : “If you’re in the Toon next Thursday and want to buy & hear the record before anyone else get yourselves along.

“Beyond are opening at midnight so you can pick up the album. Legends of the highest order x.”

David McGovern, from the store which is near Newcastle ‘s 02 Academy, said the idea is the give the first album by the North Shields singer-songwriter “the launch it deserves”.

“We champion new local artists regardless of being signed or not,” he said.

Sam Fender at Mouth of the Tyne

Sam Fender playing Mouth of the Tyne earlier this summer

“When a local artist is releasing something we should shout about it and give the fans a chance to get their hands on the album as soon as they can and having Sam agreeing to sign these is also fantastic.”

Following vocal chord problems which scuppered his plans to play Glastonbury this summer, Fender has been hugely busy of late.

The 25-year-old talent has toured in the US and Australia and in August heperformed a home gig – to promote his new album – at the Boiler Shop in Newcastle. He also has sold-out gigs coming up in the city at the 02 Academy on December 7 and 8 and 21-22.

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In the run-up to the September 13 release of Hypersonic Missiles, he shared its final track The Borders which is said to be his favourite on an album which was written, recorded and produced at his own self-built warehouse studio in North Shields with friend and producer Bramwell Bronte.

Beyond Vinyl is taking pre-orders for the album in store and on its website. See here .

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