Samuel J. Fell is an Australian journalist, critic and writer.

A Senior Contributor to roots music bible Rhythms magazine (where he was Assistant Editor between 2010 and 2016), he is also a critic for The Sydney Morning Herald (Spectrum section) and a regular contributor to a range of publications, including:

  • The Saturday Paper
  • Rolling Stone
  • The Sydney Morning Herald
  • The Age
  • The Guardian
  • The Big Issue
  • The Music

His byline has also featured in:

  • Good Weekend
  • VICE
  • Peppermint Magazine
  • Crikey
  • Australian Financial Review
  • Cleo
  • Australian Guitar
  • The Geelong Times
  • Guitarist Australia

His first book, Stars & Hype – First Time Notes On The American Deep South was published in September 2016, and is available for sale here.

He is currently working on a second book, a history of 50 years of Australian rock press, along with a fiction novel.



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