Jake Bugg: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

British Singer/songwriter Jake Bugg

British Singer/songwriter Jake Bugg

 

 

There was a haze over Jake Bugg when he arrived at the Tiny Desk. He was expressionless and quiet. That all changed when he strummed fast and fierce on his acoustic guitar and began a flow of words reminiscent of Greenwich Village in the ’60s, not modern Clifton in England’s East Midlands, where he grew up.

Bugg is a prolific talent already working on his third record in as many years. His second album was produced by Rick Rubin and recorded in California. His recognition in the U.S. is still small, but that’ll change — maybe even before we get that third record.

 

Set List

“Slumville Sunrise”
“Me And You”
“Storm Passes Away”
“Lightning Bolt”

Credits

Producers: Bob Boilen, Denise DeBelius; Editor: Olivia Merrion; Audio Engineer: Kevin Wait; Videographers: Denise DeBelius, Olivia Merrion

 

 

 

 

 

Jake Bugg – There’s A Beast And We All Feed It, Live In Seattle

Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg

 

JAKE BUGG’s DIZZYINGLY quick rise to the top has been due in no small part to the fervour he inspires from the stage, a feeling captured on Live At Silver Platters – a new four-track EP recorded in Seattle in January and set for release on Record Store Day (April 19).

The stripped bare version of There’s A Beast And We All Feed It — the skiffly opener of Bugg’s second album, Shangri La — can be heard below.

The full Silver Platters EP tracklisting looks like this:

There’s A Beast And We All Feed It
Trouble Town
Lightning Bolt
Storm Passes Away

 

Watch Johnny Marr and Jake Bugg duet at London Royal Albert Hall gig

Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg and Johnny Marr duetted at London’s Royal Albert Hall last week (February 21) – click below to watch.

Bugg invited the former Smiths guitarist to perform with him during his gig, with the pair performing a take on the Nottingham singer-songwriter’s track ‘Kingpin’ from his second album ‘Shangri La’. Bugg has recently been giving songwriting tips to teenagers at the Albert Hall in a series of seminars, which saw him teach 16 to 18 year old students how to play his song ‘Broken’.

The singer is nominated for Best Solo Artist at the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas which happens this week on Wednesday (February 26). The ceremony, which will be streamed live for the first time in its history, is taking place at O2 Academy, Brixton and fans will be able to watch all of the action, including performances from Metronomy, Drenge and Godlike Genius recipients Blondie.

The NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas will be hosted by BBC Radio 1 presenter and NME columnist Huw Stephens. Paul McCartney will attend to collect the special, one-off honour of NME’s Songwriter’s Songwriter, while Damon Albarn will collect the brand new NME Award For Innovation.

Blondie have been named this year’s Godlike Genius, and the band will collect the award in person and perform at the show. In addition, Belle & Sebastian will receive the Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music Award and will also perform live.

Arctic Monkeys lead the nominations this year with eight in total, while Queens of The Stone Age, Lily Allen and Arcade Fire all have three. Voting has now closed.