Jake Bugg and producer Rick Rubin share ideas for third album

tumblr_n9ghd8BdrL1sh1fxlo1_500Jake Bugg has revealed he has already started working on his third album, sharing ideas with producer Rick Rubin.

Nottingham singer-songwriter Bugg has said he has around 10 to 15 song ideas saved as voice memos on his iPhone for his follow up album to 2013’s ‘Shangri La’.

Although there is an album’s worth of song ideas ready the singer has said the tracks are “nowhere near formed” but he has started working on them in the studio.

He said: “I’ve been trying to keep what I’m doing under wraps at the minute. A producer or someone could stick me on the mics and I’ll just make something up on the spot and not share the ideas that I’ve actually spent a bit of time on because I just want to have a bit more time with it.”

Despite secrecy the rising star has shared some ideas with his ‘Shangri La’ producer, Rick Rubin: “I show him ideas and keep him updated with what I’m doing, because he’s a great guy and his advice is always great to hear.”

Alongside producing new material Jake Bugg will embark on a five-date tour in October performing in some of the largest venues for the singer, including a date at London’s Alexandra Palace. After his UK tour Bugg will be supporting The Black Keys on their October/November tour of USA and Canada.

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)

You see ticket availability for these shows here.

Published on Electric Banana.


Ian Watkins appeals for shortened sentence

_71358821_ianwatkinsFormer Lostprophets frontman, Ian Watkins is having his application to appeal the duration of his sentence for serious child sex offences considered by the court.

The disgraced singer, from Pontypridd, was sentenced to 29 years in jail last December for his offences, including an attempt to rape a baby.

It has been reported that three court judges sitting in Cardiff will review Watkins’ application alongside an application submitted by a woman jailed alongside Watkins for similar offences. The woman, who is seeking a reduction in her 17-year sentence, is the mother of a baby girl whom Watkins abused.

Prior to attending court Watkins, 37, denied all charges against him when arrested in December 2012 before admitting to charges when the case went to court.

Watkins admitted to three counts of sexual assault involving children, conspiring to rape a baby, seven counts of taking, making or possessing indecent images of children and possession of one extreme pornographic image involving a sex act on an animal; he pleaded not guilty to rape.

The women working alongside Watkins, who were sentenced at the same time and known only as A and B, were mothers of two of Watkins’ victims. They were jailed for 14 and 17 years.

Sentencing of Watkins comes in light of multiple other well-known figures charged with similar child sex offences. An inquiry was launched in May by the Independent Police Complaints Commission to see if celebrity status prevented him being brought to justice sooner.

Several police officers have already been implicated for gross misconduct on how information was handled in three different forces; three officers from South Yorkshire Police, two from Bedforshire Police and two from South Wales Police are all under investigation following the inquest.


Published on Electric Banana. 

Your Glastonbury Guide

The greatest festival in the world is just around the corner and we’re itching to get our wellies on and head to Glasto. This years Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts has a lot to live up to after 2013s spectacular show, The Rolling Stones anyone? A five day festival held in Somerset, England, Glastonbury is without a doubt the festival in Britain to go to  because it’s so much more than just a festival.

Glastonbury well and truly has something for everyone whilst providing revellers with the biggest names in music. If there’s not a single act you’re desperate to see the village provides all manner of entertainment including: dance, comedy shows, theatre performances and a circus; yup there’s a circus at Glasto. Performers in the Circus Field include No Fit State Circus and The Pirates of the Carabina. Bringing a special touch to the festival experience Glastonbury really does go above and beyond hence why there’s such a loyal following with  2014 tickets selling out in record time. Here’s out top 5 acts not to be missed!

On the back of their fifth studio album release 48:13 Kasabian are quickly becoming the biggest indie rock band in the UK. Their headline slot on Sunday (29 June) on the infamous Pyramid Stage will close this years Glastonbury festival. Expect a night of killer guitar riffs and pounding drumbeats as Kasabian blow their set out of the water with their popular blend of electronic psychedelic rock. E-A-S-Y.

Dolly Parton
The Queen of country is heading to Glastonbury to perform alongside Kasabian on the Pyramid Stage (29 June). Nearly the grand age of 70 our dear Dolly is touring to promote her 42nd (wow) album. Although there might be some new tracks thrown into the set we can expect the classic floor filler 9 to 5 and Joleneas Dolly performs the ‘legend slot’ of the festival.

Paulo Nutini
Performing on the Other Stage on the opening day of Glastonbury (27 June) the Scottish heartthrob is bringing his blend of jazz pop to festival revellers. The Glastonbury veteran’s third album, Caustic Love went straight into number one to show his stint away from the charts has only made our hearts grow fonder for the Paisley born lad. Get your new shoes ready to cut some moves.

Can they be classed as the most controversial headliners in Glastonbury history? Possibly. Metal fans would have expected to see Lars Ulrich and co headline Download not the Pyramid Stage (Saturday 28) of an indie rock festival, Metallica are here to show metal can be mainstream. The first metal band to headline the festival in 44 years  Metallica will make sure they go above and beyond to showcase why they deserve to join the likes of David Bowie and Oasis on the Pyramid Stage.

Jake Bugg
Nottingham singer/songwriter Jake Bugg will be performing not one but two slots at this years Glastonbury. Bugg will headline the Other Stage (28 June) bringing the hard life of the Clifton estate to Glastonbury before performing an acoustic set in the Acoustic Tent the next day (29 June). Expect to hear crowd favourite Seen It All and fast paced guitar solos with Slumville Sunrise and Lightning Bolt.


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