Music > Artists > Alternative

Jake Bugg

August 16th, 2014

Born:
Jake Bugg

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'10s




Jake Bugg

Biography

Raised on a steady diet of the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, and the brothers Gallagher, English singer/songwriter Jake Bugg blends the melodious, working-class swagger of the La's and the primal, bluesy simplicity of the White Stripes with the wry, weathered romanticism of Jens Lekman. Born in Nottingham, Bugg picked up the guitar at the age of 12, and within a year he was composing his own songs. Disinterested in the hip-hop and grime that dominated the listening habits of his peers, he turned to the classics for inspiration. Bugg's first brush with recognition came at the age of 17, when a local DJ began spinning one of the cuts he uploaded to BBC Introducing, a program that supports “unsigned, undiscovered, and under-the-radar musicians.” An invitation to play Glastonbury arrived shortly thereafter, and before he knew it, he was supporting acts like Lana Del Ray, Example, and Michael Kiwanuka, and had inked a deal with Mercury. His first single, “Lightning Bolt,” arrived in early 2012, while his eponymous debut album appeared in October of the same year and featured production work from former Snow Patrol collaborator Iain Archer. In a whirlwind year, Bugg went on to tour extensively across the U.K. while receiving nominations for awards, including a Brit Award for Best British Newcomer and also the coveted Mercury Music Prize. In the summer of 2013, Bugg traveled to Malibu to record sessions for his sophomore record, Shangri La, with legendary producer Rick Rubin. The record again featured contributions from Archer and was released in November of 2013. In 2014, Bugg returned with the five-song EP Messed Up Kids.

Top Albums


1. Lightning Bo..

2. Jake Bugg

3. Shangri La

4. Messed Up Ki..

5. Turpin Hero ..

6. Lightning Bo..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.
Simple Pleasures Shangri La 5:01 $1.29
2.
Simple As This Jake Bugg 3:18 $1.29
3.
Feel What's Good Lightning Bolt – EP 4:00 $1.29
4.
Lightning Bolt Lightning Bolt – Single 2:23 $1.29
5.
Two Fingers Jake Bugg 3:15 $1.29
6.
Lightning Bolt Jake Bugg 2:24 $1.29
7.
Me and You Shangri La 2:57 $1.29
8.
Broken Jake Bugg 4:06 $1.29
9.
Lightning Bolt Lightning Bolt – EP 2:24 $1.29
10.
Slumville Sunrise Shangri La 2:59 $1.29
11.
Simple As This Lightning Bolt – EP 3:19 $1.29
12.
There’s a Beast and We All Feed It Lightning Bolt – EP 1:42 $1.29
13.
Turpin Hero (From "Turn") Turpin Hero (From "Turn.. 2:24 $1.29
14.
What Doesn't Kill You Shangri La 2:08 $1.29
15.
Trouble Town Jake Bugg 2:50 $1.29
16.
Seen It All Jake Bugg 2:49 $1.29
17.
Song About Love Shangri La 3:58 $1.29
18.
Messed Up Kids Shangri La 2:59 $1.29
19.
There’s a Beast and We All Feed It Shangri La 1:42 $1.29
20.
Someone Told Me Jake Bugg 2:36 $1.29
21.
Taste It Jake Bugg 2:24 $1.29
22.
Strange Creatures Messed Up Kids EP 3:34 $1.29
23.
Someplace Jake Bugg 3:31 $1.29
24.
Note To Self Jake Bugg 2:40 $1.29
25.
Slide Jake Bugg 3:09 $1.29

Top Music Videos


1. Lightning Bolt

2. Two Fingers

3. What Doesn't K..

4. Slumville Sunr..

5. A Song About L..


Comments



Become a fan of the Top Songs 2014 on Facebook for exclusive offers, the inside scoop on latest and most exclusive music albums, singles and videos.