Jake Bugg on second album: 'It'd be dishonest if I sang about life on a council estate again' Jake Bugg Tickets

Singer discusses plans for follow-up to his debut LP

Jake Bugg on second album: 'It'd be dishonest if I sang about life on a council estate again'

Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

Jake Bugg has said it would be "dishonest" if he tried to sing about life on a council estate on his second album.

The Nottingham singer-songwriter is currently working on the follow-up to his self-titled debut LP and, in an interview with the Daily Star, said that he wanted to write songs which would give fans an "insight" into how his life has changed, rather than rehashing the subject matter of his first album.

He said: "I want to give an insight to the same people who liked the first record about what my life is like now. That's not really a change from my first album, because all I'm doing is writing about my life. I'd never left Nottingham when I wrote those first songs, but I've travelled the world and hopefully people can relate to what I've gone through."

He then added: "Whether people still like it is up to them, but it'd be dishonest if I tried to write about life on a council estate again. All I can do is stick to describing what my life is like, same as before, and do it honestly."

Bugg, who unveiled two new songs titled 'Slumville Sunrise' and 'All Your Reasons' at Glastonbury last month, recently told NME that his second studio LP would be more "mature" than his debut effort, although he added: "I don't want it to be too mature because I'm 19 but I want it to sound like it's progressing."

Speaking about the themes of the record, meanwhile, he revealed: "I can't really sing about the same things I sung about on the first album because that would be very dishonest. There's a lot of people that come from where I'm from that don't get those opportunities so I think I should give them a bit of an insight of what I've experienced so far and what's been going on."

Jake Bugg will tour the UK in October. The dates will follow appearances at Reading and Leeds Festivals, as well as slots supporting The Stone Roses over the summer.

Jake Bugg will play:

Bournemouth BIC (October 19)
Plymouth Pavilions (20)
Brighton Centre (22)
London Brixton O2 Academy (23)
Swindon Oasis (27)
Birmingham O2 Academy (28)
Glasgow O2 Academy (31)
Doncaster Dome (November 2)
Manchester O2 Apollo (6)
Doncaster Dome (9)
Birmingham O2 Academy (10)
Blackpool Empress Ballroom (12)
Manchester O2 Apollo (13)


To check the availability of Jake Bugg tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

Read More On This Artist

Jake Bugg Tickets
Date/Time Venue Seetickets Viagogo


Buy Jake Bugg Tickets

from £25

Buy Jake Bugg Tickets


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Jake Bugg Tickets

from £20


Buy Jake Bugg Tickets

from £25

Buy Jake Bugg Tickets


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Jake Bugg Tickets

from £20


Buy Jake Bugg Tickets

from £25

Buy Jake Bugg Tickets


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Jake Bugg Tickets

from £22


Buy Jake Bugg Tickets

from £29

Buy Jake Bugg Tickets


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Jake Bugg Tickets

from £39


Buy Jake Bugg Tickets

from £25

Buy Jake Bugg Tickets

from £34


Buy Jake Bugg Tickets

from £25

Buy Jake Bugg Tickets

from £39


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Jake Bugg Tickets


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Jake Bugg Tickets

from £40


Buy Jake Bugg Tickets

from £25

Buy Jake Bugg Tickets


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Jake Bugg Tickets

from £19


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Jake Bugg Tickets

from £22


Buy Jake Bugg Tickets

from £25

Buy Jake Bugg Tickets


Buy Jake Bugg Tickets

from £27

Buy Jake Bugg Tickets

from £24

back to top

More News
Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith cover The Rolling Stones - watch
Foo Fighters announce January 2015 live dates
Johnny Flynn stars in new trailer for Channel 4 sitcom 'Scrotal Recall' - watch
Bishop Nehru and Doom preview NehruvianDOOM album with new track 'Caskets' – listen
Matt Bellamy hints at World War 3 theme and guitar solos for new Muse album
SBTRKT previews new album 'Wonder Where We Land' at iTunes Festival in London
Iceage reveal new song 'How Many' - listen
Trent Reznor previews 'Gone Girl' soundtrack ahead of cinema release
Members of Arcade Fire, The Strokes and Bon Iver form Pop All Star Band supergroup
Lil Wayne and Drake hit the road in 'Grindin' video - watch
SBTRKT streams new song 'The Light' featuring Denai Moore - listen
George Ezra covers Cyndi Lauper's 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' - watch
Foo Fighters pay tribute to late Gwar frontman Oderus Urungus at crowdfunded gig
James Blake unveils new song on BBC Radio 1 show
David Bowie to release new album 'soon', says producer Tony Visconti
Six Iranians sentenced to prison and lashings for dancing to Pharrell's 'Happy' in...
All We Are announce January 2015 release date for debut album – hear first song now
Yorkshire artists cover Gang Of Four's 'Entertainment!' in special Cassette Store...
Guildford venue The Boileroom saved from closure
Richard Hawley to reissue first three albums on vinyl
Johnny Marr reveals new single 'The Trap'
Flying Lotus reveals new song 'Coronus, The Terminator' – listen

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today