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Jake Bugg Talks About The Simpsons, His Album, Oasis And More

Jake Bugg took the time to answer some questions ahead of the support dates he is doing with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds over the next few months.

The eighteen year old singer songwriter from Nottingham, England started playing guitar at the age of twelve and last year appeared at the Glastonbury Festival on the BBC Introducing stage.

He has just released an EP called 'Taste It', and his debut album goes on sale on October 15th.

He spoke to us about how an episode of The Simpsons got him into music, his debut album, Oasis and more.

Hi Jake. Thanks for taking time to answer some questions, hows things?

All good ta.

How did you first get into playing and writing your own music?

Well I had no interest in music until I was about twelve and I was watching an episode of The Simpsons and Don Mclean's song 'Vincent' came on and I just wanted to write songs from then really but didn't end up doing so till I was about fourteen.

For those unfamiliar with your music how would you describe it?

I like to think of it as a sort of root music with a contemporary twist.

When are you going to release your debut album?

It will be released on October 15th.

Will the singles that have been released to date feature on the album? Or will it be entirely new material?

Yes they will feature on the album aswell as some old and new material.

What is your favourite track of the album and why?

I don't really have a favourite to be honest.

Is there anyone you would like to collaborate with in the future?

I'm always up for trying things, I guess I will just see what comes along.

Are you looking forward to the shows you are playing in Belfast, London and North America with Noel Gallagher?

Yeah definitely.

How did the support for the Noel Gallagher gigs come about?

I think I may of met a few people this year who have passed my music about.

You have said in previous interviews Oasis are a big influence on your music, when did you first get into their music?

I think I was about fifteen or something.

Did you ever get to see them live?

No unfortunately, would of loved to though.

What are your favourite Oasis tracks and why?

Supersonic - Great riff.
Rocking' Chair - Just sounds great.
Listen Up - Not many of my mates know it but it's one my favourites.
Stop Crying Your Heart Out - Great tune.

What is you're favourite track from the Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds album and why?

If I Had A Gun... At the moment.

Finally what are you're plans for the rest of the year?

Well theres a lot of festivals such as Reading and Leeds, Bestival and Secret Garden Party then the album in October then followed by a UK tour in November.

You can get a free download of Jake's track Saffron below.

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I would like to say thanks to Jake for taking the time to answer some questions.

Details of an exclusive strictly limited 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' CD or vinyl singles collectors box can be found here.

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