Jake Bugg: Live at Manchester Ritz- gig review

Jake Bugg continued his extensive tour of the UK, fresh off a huge hometown arena gig in Nottingham, by returning to the smaller venue of the 1,500 capacity Manchester Ritz, situated in a city famed for the iconic musicians it has produced. The support act, American indie-rock band The Silver Palms, warmed up the crowd with a short set. The promising band from Georgia pleasing the crowd by playing the riff of The Stone Roses classic ‘Waterfall’ between two of their songs. Appearing punctually at 9pm, 19 year old Jake Bugg walked on to the stage in an all black outfit of T-shirt and Jeans, a humble wardrobe representative of Bugg’s character, and he wasted little time racing into his first song of the night ‘There’s a Beast and We All Feed it’, the lively  opening song on his latest album Shangri-La. Bugg rattled through a set list filled with classics from his two albums. The capacity crowd sung their hearts out to favourites from his self-titled debut album including the emotional ‘Broken’, and anthems ‘Seen It All’ and ‘Two Fingers’. Later he whipped the crowd into a frenzy with heavier songs off of his new album, including singles ‘Slumville Sunrise’ and ‘What Doesn’t Kill You’- the final songs played before Bugg exited the stage for the first time. Special mentions to the beautiful acoustic second album tracks ‘Me and...

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