Tagged: Jake Bugg

LIVE: Jake Bugg, St David’s Hall, Cardiff (5/11/17)

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Jake Bugg, Cardiff, 5/11/17 (photo: Becca Egerstrom)

Another artist who has taken the acoustic option for their latest tour is Jake Bugg. The Nottingham musician released his fourth album Hearts that Strain a couple of months back and wowed his Cardiff fans with what was a very relaxed gig in a theatre-style venue. He was super casual too – just him and his guitar singing and talking.

It was a far from a conventional show, and all the better for it. Bugg was very good at interacting with the crowd, even at times entertaining requests from the back of the room persuading him to do a song on the spot without it having been rehearsed or on the setlist – Country Song was added to the list in this impromptu way. Continue reading

Folly Rae – U

With a fresh and original style, Folly Rae is one we’ve been watching for a little while now, and it seems to us that this talented singer might just be finding her perfect sound.

She’s had a busy 2016 so far. The BBC chose her as one of eleven artists to perform out in Texas for their 2016 SXSW showcases alongside the likes of Stormzy, Låpsley, Jake Bugg and Shakka.

Her previous song Hard To Love was well-received, with a playlist spot for BBC Radio 1Xtra but we think new song U should go even further. It is the second track taken from the Money & Power EP and looks set to elevate her profile in the ranks of the darker side of pop. We think her versatile and rich vocal tone works brilliantly over the top of this moody beat.

Folly Rae – U