Jake Bugg has said he’s not a “huge fan” of The Libertines and has questioned their motives for reforming.
Speaking in this week’s NME, which is on newsstands now or available digitally, the singer says that while he thinks the band have some good tunes, they are reuniting for the cash incentive.
“How many times have they reformed?” he says. “Are they running out of money? I think there’s a couple of songs that are actually pretty decent, but I’m not a huge fan.”
Bugg also expressed his views on the possibility of a reformed Oasis headlining Glastonbury next year. “I was an Oasis fan [but] I’m not too bothered about seeing them, you know? I’d have liked to see them in 1995, but not now.”
In the same interview, the singer also reveals that he is already working on new songs for the follow-up to November 2013’s ‘Shangri La’ that he has shown to super-producer Rick Rubin.
Read the full interview with Jake Bugg in this week’s NME, which is on newsstands or available digitally now.
Jake Bugg will play five UK dates in October, including a major show at London’s Alexandra Palace. The shows 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.
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)