Jake Bugg - 'Shangri La'

Jake Bugg - 'Shangri La'

A cynic might suggest that the swift turnaround between Jake Bugg’s first album and its follow-up owes less to the way Dylan and Donovan used to churn them out, and more to Bugg’s dwindling proximity to his favourite subject, the mean...

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Jake Bugg - 'Broken'

Jake Bugg - 'Broken'

Mr Charisma delivers his most memorable song to date, with this re-recorded version of his album track ‘Broken’. Producer Rick Rubin brings a sense of gravitas with a Guy Garvey-esque choir and string section, but despite this it all still...

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Jake Bugg – 'Slide Away'

Jake Bugg – 'Slide Away'

Covering Oasis songs on an acoustic guitar is the sort of thing insufferable mouth-breathers do at house parties when they’re trying to impress drunk people. If only they were all as talented as Jake, whose finger-pickin’ version is so good...

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Jake Bugg - 'Jake Bugg'

Jake Bugg - 'Jake Bugg'

There's a great story about Jake Bugg that illustrates just how different he is from your average British teenager. Shortly after playing his first gig (not in some fauxhemian east London snakepit, but at his high school in Nottingham), Bugg's...

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Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg

Write what you know, runs the old adage. If that’s the case, then the Yoda-esque head that rests on Jake Bugg’s young and narrow shoulders must have had a few past lives to draw on. It’s not just the 18-year-old’s songs of life and love on...

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Jake Bugg - 'Taste It'

Jake Bugg - 'Taste It'

Notts newcomer Bugg is undoubtedly the best of the bunch in 2012 when it comes to channeling the great lineage of British pop into his own concoctions. ‘Taste It’ is his finest tune yet, beginning with a fine burst of La’s guitar, bass...

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