CONCERT REVIEW: Jake Bugg Barrowland Glasgow 17th November 2019

Photo Credit Sarah Piantadosi

Glasgow’s Barrowland welcomes troubadour, Jake Bugg like a long lost pal at the weekend; it’s been 7 years since Bugg burst onto the scene with one of the most promising debuts of the 00s.

Now out in support of his fifth forthcoming studio effort, Bugg delighted punters with the best of his barely begun back catalogue, and a few teasers of what’s to come; latest single, “Kiss Like The Sun”, “Jealousy” and “Never Look Back” were lapped up by fans, clearly excited for the new material.

Jake Bugg has lead a slightly understated career since his hyped beginnings; he hasn’t been afraid to deviate from the norm, the expected from current singer songwriters shaping an eclectic, never predictable soundtrack, to date.

However, it was the stellar moments from his self-titled debut that stole the show; “Trouble Town”, made famous by its use in drama series, “Happy Valley”, “Taste It” and “Seen It All”, while “Broken” was euphoric, almost religious.

Bugg himself cuts a curious figure; confident, but humble with an undeniable passion for performing, although understated and somewhat reserved, at times.

Lightning Bolt” and closer, “Two Fingers” proved they are still anthems to be reckoned with, reminding us all why we fell in love with Jake Bugg initially and filled many an indie dancefloor.

Review by Siobhanne Beattie