Read More He may have Noel Gallagher and Jimmy Page as fans, but chart-topper Jake Bugg is far from your run-of-the-mill indie rocker. I'm not a gambling woman, but if you made me put money on that question, my answer would be "yes." It was around the middle of this season -- right around the time the trio (soon to be foursome) set off for Los Angeles, that appeared to turn into itself: the bawdy, blowsy, larger-than-life caricature of urban female sexuality that spawned show-specific New York City tours, pilgrimages to Magnolia Bakery, and a suburban familiarity with Manolo Blahnik.They’ve asked me to chat to the students about my success but I’m not sure I’m the best role model.“After I left school at 16 I couldn’t get a job and wasn’t able to sign on until I was 18, so I’m grateful that the musical side of things has taken off. ” Look at the small-print on his eponymous debut album and you’ll see that a couple of the tracks are produced by Iain Archer, the Bangor man who co-authored Snow Patrol’s ‘Run’.I was blown away meeting Jimmy Page – more because he played on a load of Donovan songs rather than him being in Led Zeppelin.I think he was surprised at the Stone Roses gig when instead of, ‘Are you guys getting back together?
Words Stuart Clark Looks like Alex Turner’s kid brother but has the voice of someone born in the Appalachian foothills when music was still listened to on wax cylinders; has no problem yakking away to Jimmy Page but turns crimson with embarrassment during interviews; trades in Dylanisms but has only heard one Big Zim album; loves all things old-timey and American but prefers to write about life on the Clifton council estate where he grew up…I’d love to do my version of Oasis at Maine Road and play a gig there.It’d be nice to highlight the Nottingham scene, which has really improved over the past three or four years.Dublin and Belfast will both be visited in February...Jake Bugg has announced a string of acoustic gigs in support of his fourth album, Hearts That Strain.