Jake Bugg says next album could take five months – or five years

Singer-songwriter says he's 'trying to make it write itself'

Jake Bugg says his new album could be with us within five months – or five years.

Speaking to Q magazine, Bugg said he’d “just got back” to the studio but that there was no fixed timescale to following up last year’s ‘Shangri La’, which reached Number Three in the charts in November 2013.

Bugg said: “It’s just demos. It’s an experiment – see what happens. Just trying to make it write itself. It could take five years, it could take five months.”


Bugg recently revealed to NME that he is working on new songs and that he has played them to super-producer Rick Rubin, who worked on ‘Shangri La’.

Bugg also revisited the revelation he has only been to seven gigs in his life, when he told NME that watching other artists perform distracts him from his own live show. Speaking to Q, he explained that it was more a matter of his age and his finances: “I couldn’t really afford [gigs] when I was younger, and then when I could I was doing my own ones.”

Bugg will play five UK dates in October, including a major show at London’s Alexandra Palace. The gigs are some of the largest Bugg has ever played. Following the UK run, the singer-songwriter will be supporting The Black Keys on their October/November tour of arenas in Canada and the USA.

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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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