As part of a series of filmed live performances called Plugged In for US fashion label Original Penguin, Nottingham-via-The World singer-scally Jake Bugg played to a handful of ticket holders at east London venue The Queen of Hoxton last week.
The project’s opening event – intimate, irenic
and heartfelt as it was – felt special. Playing cuts from his eponymously titled debut effort with the Jake Bugg band, the usually moribund looking teen strummed with the ease of a Strongbow-swigging Glastonbury regular. Indeed hits “Trouble Town”, the lush, arpeggiated “Country Lane” and radio-rotated C+W revivalist smash “Two Fingers” were delivered with both intention and a dreamy, Northern Soul sheen. The kid next door knows his Richard Ashcroft, it would seem.
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