Jake Bugg: ‘Manufactured pop bands don’t have any soul’

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The Nottingham songwriter goes on tour next month

Jake Bugg has commented on the state of modern music, saying that manufactured pop bands don’t have any heart or soul.

Speaking to The Sunday Times, the Nottingham singer-songwriter stated: “Manufactured pop bands, they don’t have any heart, they don’t have any soul.” He continued: “It’s really sad for me, when you work hard at what you do with your guitar, and then you pop the radio on and it’s like some weird trumping sound coming out of it.”

He then went into his concerns over contemporary pop lyrics, saying: “All the lyrics are about one-night stands, holding your glass up and twerking and stuff like that. I know I might sound like a dad, but it’s frustrating to hear people my age going on about stuff like that when, personally, I think there are more important things in the world.”

Jake Bugg will play five UK dates in October, including a major show at London’s Alexandra Palace. Following the UK run, the singer-songwriter will be supporting The Black Keys on their October/November tour of arenas in North America.

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Jake Bugg will play:

Cardiff Arena (October 5)
Wolverhampton Civic Hall (October 7)
Liverpool Echo 2 (October 18)
Bridlington Spa (October 20)
London Alexandra Palace (October 21)

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