Sunday, January 6, 2013

Jake Bugg @ L'Album de la Semaine Canal+ , Paris Jan 07 2013

Jake Bugg @ L'Album de la Semaine Canal+ , Paris Jan 07 2013

New English sensation playing the first Album de la Semaine, Canal+ TV show of the year 2013.
We heard the record for the first time this afternoon, just before going to the show, nice little country folk rock songs.
The stage is where people are revealing themselves, with just a bass player and a drummer , Jake Bugg is center stage, dressed like his big brother or godfather Noel Gallagher in Fred Perry clothes and maybe the same attitude , looking at his shoes on the way in and out, as if the poor fellow was going to do his shift at the local factory.
( I've been told later that he had LOTS of promo and that he had the flu)
Musically lots of late 50's early 60's country rock influences ( Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly) with a tiny bit of brit-pop from the 90's ( Oasis, Richard Ashcroft).

He's been dubbed the new sensation, I guess journalists have nothing better to do these last few months: great influences,  a good musicianship and good songs don't make you the new Hendrix.
He's good but overrated.
The press should give him time to get better like old wine for now he's just a nice and fresh Beaujolais, nothing more.
We wish him the best.