Jake Bugg debuts two new tracks at Wolverhampton Civic Hall show

The singer is currently on tour in the UK

Jake Bugg debuted two new songs at Wolverhampton Civic Hall last night (October 6).

Taking to the stage on the second day of a full UK tour, Bugg played the two tracks – ‘Looking Down The Alley’ and ‘Hold On You’ – as part of an acoustic section of the gig.

Introducing the former as “a new song [he’d] been working on”, Bugg played the acoustic track without accompaniment from his two-piece backing band. Featuring lyrics about “growing up” and “burning like the brightest stars”, the track was one of the most stripped back numbers of the set.


‘Hold On You’, meanwhile, was performed with an additional guitarist and drummer and took a more bluesy angle based predominantly around two chords.

Elsewhere in the set, the first date of two at the venue, Bugg played the vast majority of tracks taken from his self-titled 2012 debut and last year’s ‘Shangri-La’.

Bugg spoke rarely throughout the gig, save for introducing ‘Me And You’ as a “little song we’ve got” and thanking the crowd on two occasions near the end. The crowd started a chant of “We love you Jake Bugg, we do” before ‘Broken’ and formed a moshpit during a finale of ‘Lightning Bolt’.

Jake Bugg played:
‘Messed Up Kids’
‘Seen It All’
‘Storm Passes Away’
‘Two Fingers’
‘Me And You’
‘Trouble Town’
‘There’s A Beast And We All Feed It’
‘Ballad Of Mr Jones’
‘Looking Down The Alley’
‘Country Song’
‘Song About Love’
‘Hold On You’
‘Simple Pleasures’
‘Taste It’
‘Slumville Sunrise’
‘Green Man’
‘What Doesn’t Kill You’
‘Lightning Bolt’

Jake Bugg will continue his UK tour throughout October, ending with a date at London’s Union Chapel for Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions.

Jake Bugg will play:
Wolverhampton Civic Hall (7)
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (9)
Dundee Caird Hall (10)
Edinburgh Usher Hall (12)
Dublin Olympia Theatre (13, 14)
Belfast Odyssey Arena (16)
Liverpool Echo Arena (18)
Leeds First Direct Arena (19)
Bridlington Spa (20)
London Alexandra Palace (21)
London Union Chapel (22)


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