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Jake Bugg announces lonely new album, tour of London

By | Published on Tuesday 1 March 2016

Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg is back again. He’ll release his third album, ‘On My One’, on 17 Jun through Virgin EMI. First single, ‘Gimme The Love’, is out on 15 Apr.

That title’s not a typo, by the way. That’s apparently how they say ‘on my own’ in Nottingham. Wrong. Says Bugg: “In a lot of ways it sums up this record because it mainly has been me on my own”.

“I saw this as the logical next step in my development as a songwriter”, he adds of the fact that he wrote all eleven songs on the record, as well as playing most of the instruments and producing all but three tracks himself. “It was a challenge but something I felt I had to do”.

Of the record’s sound, he says that, like everything, its stems form the blues: “Blues is my favourite genre. Whether it’s soul or hip hop, it all stems from the blues. To me the blues just means singing your emotions and expressing your pain so others can feel it. That’s the beauty of music. If nothing else, I’d like to think I’ve done that with this record”.

Well, you can think what you like, mate. He’s also going on a tour of London this month, playing north, south, east and west (not in that order) next week. Here are the dates:

7 Mar: Village Underground
8 Mar: Tufnell Park Dome
10 Mar: Brixton Electric
11 Mar: Bush Hall