Listen: Jake Bugg Covers Lennon’s ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’

Nottingham singer-songwriter Jake Bugg was on Radio 1’s Live Lounge today, and followed The xx’s example by covering a festive classic. Listen to Bugg’s version of John Lennon’s classic ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’, which also finds time for a bit of ‘Working Class Hero’: Jake also played ‘Lightning Bolt’ – taken from his self-tited […]

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Listen: Jake Bugg – ‘Slumville Sunrise’

Jake Bugg is back with new album Shangri La next month, and so far it’s sounding pretty brilliant. Following on from the rollicking lead single ‘What Doesn’t Kill You‘ is ‘Slumville Sunrise’, which Bugg performed on his recent appearance on Jools Holland. The track has now been properly unveiled online on Rolling Stone, and you […]

Jake Bugg Album Review

Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg {rating} Buy: Jake Bugg As soon as the first electrifying chorus of album opener ’Lightning Bolt’ hits you, it’s clear that 18 year old Nottingham scamp Jake Bugg is more than your average acoustic guitar-toting snooze-merchant. Jake Bugg is in fact the real deal – energetic, charismatic, soulful and poetic, […]

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Jake Bugg tickets on sale tomorrow at 9am – buying guide

Tickets for Jake Bugg’s three newly announced gigs in Scotland go on general sale tomorrow (Friday 18 July) at 9am. The three gigs in Scotland added to his October UK tour are: October 09 – GLASGOW Royal Concert Hall October 10 – DUNDEE Caird Hall October 12 – EDINBURGH Usher Hall Here’s the link to […]

Messed Up Kids EP

Jake Bugg to release ‘Messed Up Kids’ as EP with three new tracks – watch the video

Nottingham troubadour Jake Bugg is releasing ‘Messed Up Kids’ – the latest track taken from second album Shangri La – as a four-track EP on 12 May. The EP will feature three brand new tracks that were recorded during the Shangri La sessions with producer Rick Rubin: ‘A Change In The Air’, ‘Strange Creatures’ and […]

Live review: Jake Bugg at Royal Albert Hall – Fri 21 Feb 2014

Before arriving at the Royal Albert Hall I was already one bottle of wine into the night. The queue for the bar inside the venue was so big that me and the girlfriend made the sensible decision to each buy a bottle of wine, so as to avoid having to go back to the bar during the gig. Subsequently, my memory of Jake Bugg’s performance doesn’t extend to much of the particular details. I have a general sense of it being a very good gig, with Jake doing an excellent job of filling the vast and opulent cavern that is the Royal Albert Hall, and I remember certain aspects of the night – which I will try and sketch out below.

First of all, I had the presence of mind to capture the evening in photo form – with this excellent picture:

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Arctic Monkeys are headlining Reading & Leeds 2014

Arctic Monkeys have today been announced as the latest headliner on this years Reading and Leeds Festival line-up.

The Sheffield band will join the previously announced Blink 182 at the top of the bill for this years festival, and are joined by fellow new announcements Warpaint, The 1972, The Courteeners, You Me At Six, Pusha T and Royal Blood amongst others. Read more about Arctic Monkeys are headlining Reading & Leeds 2014

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Blink 182 to headline Reading and Leeds 2014

Blink 182 are the first headline act to be announced for next years Reading and Leeds Festival. The US pop-punk trio were confirmed tonight during a special announcement on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show. Other acts confirmed for the three-day festival are Jake Bugg, Disclosure, Metronomy. Speaking about their headline slot, Mark Hoppus of Blink […]

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Album review: Jake Bugg – ‘Shangri La’

Jake Bugg – Shangri La {rating} Buy: Shangri La Jake Bugg is special. Anyone with an interest in British guitar music knows it and, thanks to the success he’s had since being thrust onto the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury 2011 when he was just 17, he’s everyone’s favourite to become the next great British […]