Jake Bugg; streaming at soundcloud.com.
“The wind is beating on my window, I haven’t slept all night. That drum just keeps on banging.”
The English teenager Jake Bugg is wild, high and really alive on a new track produced by Rick Rubin.
The thing hustles and twangs, with rockabilly energy and an Oasis-big chorus. He lets loose a flash guitar solo that rattles tooth fillings. Bugg’s variety of influences compete in his head – “buzzing in the mind, bees in the hive,” to use his words.
On Slumville Sunrise, the outsider worries that he’s in a place he doesn’t belong. Bugg sounds pretty comfortable though.