Jake Bugg’s Taste It EP out now


Rogue Mag Music and Video - Introducing Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg, Nottingham’s newest hitmaker has announced his eponymously-titled debut album, set for release on 15th October on Mercury Records.

To date Jake has taken the UK by storm. He’s been on Radio 1 playlists, supported The Stone Roses at an already legendary secret gig in London and has support dates with Noel Gallagher in the UK and Europe on the horizon, as well as his first trip to the USA in support of Noel and Snow Patrol.

Support has come across the board, from the NME, Clash, The Fly, i-D, The Observer, Independent On Sunday, The Sun, The Daily Star and more. He is a unique artist right now, a working class kid with an acoustic guitar set to take the world by storm with his perfectly poised songs about growing up and his hometown of Nottingham. It’s an old fashioned approach that is paying rich dividends. To date he has had a phenomenal five Record Of The Weeks on Radio 1 with massive support across the board from Zane Lowe, Fearne Cotton, Greg James and Huw Stephens. His debut TV performance on Later with Jools Holland was a special moment.

His debut album is 14 songs, clocking in at under 40 minutes, that belie his eighteen years. Sharp, observant and honest, they inhabit a world no other new UK act is currently operating in. It opens with recent single “Lightning Bolt”, a scorching blues number with his Telecaster to the fore. New single “Two Fingers” follows with its swaggering chorus, whilst the likes of “Country Song” and “Broken” are more reflective. It’s a perfectly paced record, one that marks out Jake as the most exciting new UK act of 2012 and manages to effortlessly straddle the gap between authenticity and mainstream appeal. He counts Noel Gallagher, Lily Allen, Elton John, Chris Martin, Damon Albarn and Snow Patrol amongst his fans and has supported Michael Kiwanuka, Example and Lana Del Rey.


Lightning Bolt
Two Fingers
Taste It
Seen It All
Simple As This
Country Song
Trouble Town
Ballad Of Mr Jones
Someone Told Me
Note To Self

Live Jake has packed few months ahead of him. Already he has sold out his autumn UK tour, one which has seen him having to upgrade in size nearly all venues.

Live dates:


Sat 25th – Reading Festival
Sun 26th – Leeds Festival


Sat 22nd – Loopallu Ullapool
Sun 23rd – Dundee Reading Rooms
Tue 25th – Liverpool Masque
Fri 28th – Belfast Black Box


Wed 3rd – Dusseldorf Mitsubishi Hall*
Fri 5th – Firenze Obihall*
Sat 6th – Bologna – Paladozza*
Mon 8th – Offenbach Capitol*
Tue 9th – Lille Aeronef*
Thu 11th – Lyon Transbordeur*
Fri 12th – Toulouse Bikini*
Tue 16th – Reading Sub 89
Sat 20th – Oxford Gathering
Tue 23rd – Portland Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall **
Wed 24th – Seattle Wamu Theatre**
Thu 25th – Vancouver Rogers Arena**
Sat 27th – Edmonton Expo Centre Hall D**
Sun 28th – Calgary Stampede Coral**
Tue 30th – Winnipeg Centennial Concert Hall**
Wed 31st – St Paul Roy Wilkins Auditorium**


Thu 1st – Kansas City The Midland**
Sat 3rd – Hammond The Venue @ Horseshoe**
Sun 4th – Louisville Palace Theatre**
Mon 5th – Nashville Ryman Auditorium**
Wed 7th – Houston Bayou Music Center **
Thu 8th – Austin Music Hall **
Fri 9th – Grand Prairie Verizon Theatre At Grand **
Mon 12th – Birmingham HMV Institute Temple Room
Tue 13th – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Wed 14th – London Koko
Thu 15th – Bristol Thekla
Sat 17th – Manchester Club Academy
Sun 18th – Leeds Cockpit
Mon 19th – York Fibbers
Wed 21st – Glasgow King Tuts
Thu 22nd – Newcastle Academy 2
Fri 23rd – Nottingham Rescue Rooms

* – with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
** – with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Snow Patrol



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