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 to play London’s Alexandra Palace

Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg

 
Jake Bugg is to play five UK dates in October, including a major show at London’s Alexandra Palace – O2 Priority Tickets for that concert will be available from 9am on Wednesday May 14.

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.

A former US tourmate of Bugg’s, Albert Hammond Jr, recently predicted that Bugg will be a festival headliner one day. “What people see in him is just that he’s a talented guy with a great voice and as he figures himself out, I think that he’ll be able to headline,” said Hammond Jr. “He’s doing great and I don’t even need to say anything.”

Bugg is set to release a new four-track EP titled ‘Messed Up Kids’ on May 12.

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)

Black Keys Plan Massive North American Tour This Fall

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Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys performs in Quebec City, Canada. Photo: Scott Legato/Getty Images

Band will be joined by Cage the Elephant, Jake Bugg and St. Vincent at various points during the trek.

The Black Keys will spend this fall hoofing it across North America on a massive tour behind their new record Turn Blue. After a headlining slot at Hangout Fest in Gulf Shores, Alabama and a stretch of dates in Europe, the band will kick off their North American tour at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio on September 5th and wrap things up at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO on December 21st.

The band has also tapped various openers for the multi-leg trek: Cage the Elephant will join the group between September 5th and the 27th, up-and-coming UK rocker Jake Bugg will open shows from October 24th to November 16th and St. Vincent will take over from December 4th to the 21st.

You can check out a full list of dates below, as well as a silly tour announcement video in which a disgraced Dan Auerbach tries to make amends but receives only laughter and cheers, while the mere site of Patrick Carney elicits a swarm of boos.

 

 

 

The Black Keys’ video game has been on point, per usual, during the lead up to Turn Blue. After teasing the record with clips featuring a wackadoo hypnotist, the band went to church in the new video for “Fever,” with Auerbach preaching the gospel as a sweat-drenched televangelist.

Turn Blue, which follows up the Black Keys’ 2011 LP El Camino, sees official release on May 13th, but you can stream the album in its entirety now.

9/5 Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Cente
9/6 Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
9/7 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
9/9 Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Bradley Center
9/10 Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
9/12 Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena
9/13 Pittsburgh, PA – CONSOL Energy Center
9/14 Rochester, NY – Blue Cross Arena
9/16 Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
9/18 Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre
9/20 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
9/21 Boston, MA – TD Garden
9/24 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
9/25 Washington, DC – Verizon Center
9/27 Chicago, IL – United Center
10/24 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
10/25 Winnipeg, Manitoba – MTS Centre
10/27 Calgary, Alberta – Scotiabank Saddledome
10/28 Edmonton, Alberta – Rexall Place
10/30 Vancouver, British Columbia – Pacific Coliseum
10/31 Portland, OR – Moda Centers
11/1 Seattle, WA – KeyArena
11/9 San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl
11/10 Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center
11/12 Salt Lake City, UT – Maverik Center
11/13 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
11/15 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
11/16 Dallas,TX – American Airlines Center
12/4 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Arena
12/5 Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
12/6 Richmond, VA – Richmond Coliseum
12/8 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
12/9 St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
12/11 Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
12/12 Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena
12/13 Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
12/15 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
12/16 Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Times Forum
12/17 Orlando, FL – Amway Center
12/19 Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
12/20 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
12/21 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center

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

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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

 

Arctic Monkeys and Daft Punk among bookies’ favourites for NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas

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Arctic Monkeys

Jake Bugg and Arcade Fire also tipped for success ahead of tomorrow night’s ceremony

Arctic Monkeys lead the nominations this year with eight in total. Haim follow closely with six nominations while Queens of The Stone Age, Lily Allen and Arcade Fire all have three. Voting has now closed with bookmakers William Hill tipping Arctic Monkeys to take home the prize for Best British Band ahead of competition from Foals and Biffy Clyro. The ‘AM’ band have odds of 4/6 to add to their collection of awards.

Arcade Fire, meanwhile, are tipped to hold off Haim and Queens of the Stone Age in the category of Best International Band. The Canadian act, who released their latest album ‘Reflektor’ in 2013, currently have odds of 6/4 to take home the coveted prize.

Additionally, Jake Bugg is being backed to take home the prize for Best Solo Artist despite competition from David Bowie, Paul McCartney and newcomer Lorde. The Nottingham born singer-songwriter also faces competition from Kanye West and Lily Allen on the night.

Finally, Daft Punk’s hugely successful single ‘Get Lucky’ is the favourite to be named Best Track with odds of 4/9. Scroll down to see a full rundown of the odds currently on offer from William Hill.

NME Awards 2014 odds:

Best British Band

Arctic Monkeys 4/6
Foals 9/4
Biffy Clyro 8/1
Two Door Cinema Club 9/1
Disclosure 16/1
Palma Violets 20/1

International Band

Arcade Fire 6/4
Queens of the Stone Age 5/2
Vampire Weekend 4/1
Haim 6/1
Phoenix 8/1
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 16/1

Solo Artist

Jake Bugg 6/4
David Bowie 2/1
Paul McCartney 7/2
Lorde 8/1
Kanye West 10/1
Lily Allen 16/1

Best Track

Daft Punk – ‘Get Lucky’ 4/9
Arctic Monkeys – ‘Do I Wanna Know?’ 7/2
Arcade Fire – ‘Reflektor’ 9/1
Primal Scream – ‘2013’ 9/1
Disclosure – ‘White Noise’ 12/1
Lily Allen – ‘Hard Out Here’ 16/1

Elsewhere at the awards, 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.

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

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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.

Jake Bugg On Writing & Recording ‘Shangri La’ video [NME]

In Part 1 of our interview with Jake Bugg, he tells us about writing ‘Shangri La’ in Malibu with Rick Rubin and Chad Smith, and improving his writing. Running time: 02:55
Read more at http://www.nme.com/nme-video/jake-bugg-on-writing–recording-shangri-la/2868186958001#DQmxzGOQZsLQFoWd.99
In Part 1 of our interview with Jake Bugg, he tells us about writing ‘Shangri La’ in Malibu with Rick Rubin and Chad Smith, and improving his writing. Running time: 02:55
Read more at http://www.nme.com/nme-video/jake-bugg-on-writing–recording-shangri-la/2868186958001#DQmxzGOQZsLQFoWd.99

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In Part 1 Jake Bugg,  tells us about writing ‘Shangri La’ in Malibu with Rick Rubin and Chad Smith, and improving his writing. Running time: 02:55