Jake Bugg has hit back at Noel Gallagher after he was criticised for using co-writers on his first two albums.
Bugg, who returns with his self-penned third album ‘On My One’ later this year, was dismissed by Gallagher last year who said he was “heart broken” to discover that the young artist had worked with other people to write his songs.
However, in a new interview with NME, Bugg breezed past the comments and aimed his own criticisms at Gallagher’s ‘Chasing Yesterday’, which was released last year.
“Noel’s last album is pretty crap though, innit?” Bugg says. “I’m not upset about it because it’s just Noel – he’ll slag off Ed Sheeran and then be at a party with him the next week. It’s just the way he is.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Bugg reveals that his rumoured collaboration with Beastie Boys’ Mike D didn’t make his new album because he failed to get a finished version from him. “He was doing a track of mine. But I still haven’t bloody got it back. Do you know what it’s called? ‘Waiting’. Can you believe that? It’s like fucking taking the piss.”
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‘On My One’ will be released on June 17. Bugg’s 2012 self-titled debut went double platinum and his follow-up ‘Shangri La’ went into the top five in 2013.
‘On My One’ tracklist:
On My One
Gimme The Love
Love, Hope and Misery
The Love We’re Hoping For
Put Out The Fire
Never Wanna Dance
Ain’t No Rhyme
Livin’ Up Country
‘Hold On You’
Jake Bugg will play:
London, Village Underground (March 7)
London, Tufnell Park Dome (8)
London, Brixton Electric (10)
London, Bush Hall (11)
Nottingham, Sherwood Pines Forest (June 23)