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 […]

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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The best albums out in November

Christmas is nearly upon us, which means November is the last chance for some good new albums before December brings us a shipping container full of festive albums, greatest hits, reissues and anything else that might make for a decent stocking filler. So naturally, there’s some pretty huge albums coming out in November – including […]

Slumville Sunrise

This Week’s New Single Releases (27th October)

My round up of the new singles available for digital download this week. Aloe Blacc – ‘Wake Me Up’ Having appeared on the Avicii number one as an uncredited artist we now get his own take on it. It’s not a huge departure from the original, but forgoes the dance feel for a more straight-forward […]

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Watch: Jake Bugg releases ‘Slumville Sunrise’ video

Jake Bugg has released the video for new single ‘Slumville Sunrise’ – the latest to be taken from his upcoming second album Shangri La. The video was directed by famed director and fellow East Midlander Shane Meadows, and features Jake Bugg on the run after nicking a diamond ring from a jewellers – while wearing […]

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This Week’s New Single Releases (29th September 2013)

My round up of the new singles available for digital download this week. Austin Mahone – ‘What About Love’ You know when your media player of choice stutters and you get that awful stuck sound? Well here it is matched up with the sound of an angry wasp and a thumping bass, to back up […]

Broken by Jake Bugg

This week’s new single releases (30th June 2013) Part 1

Part one of my round up of the new singles available for digital download this week. Andrea Begley – ‘My Immortal’ After Leah McFall hit the charts with some of her covers, it’s time for the winner to also arrive in the top 40. A slow-paced, stripped back beautiful cover of the Evanescence classic, it’s […]

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Watch: Jake Bugg – ‘Broken’ video

‘Broken’ is one of many highlights on Jake Bugg’s superb self-titled debut album, but even so it’s been decided that it needs a makeover from none over than super-producer du jour Rick Rubin. This new version adds a bit more gloss to the track with some lush strings and dominant percussion, which may make it […]

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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, […]