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Cat No: 19802819992

Fresh off the back of a tour as special guest to Liam Gallagher and John Squire, UK 
rock troubadour, Jake Bugg, returns with his forthcoming sixth album A Modern Day 
Distraction, out September 20th on RCA records. Alongside the announcement 
comes his new single ‘Zombieland’ and a run of winter 2024 UK and EU dates. 
 
A bone-crunching Beatles-via-Nirvana guitar driven banger, ‘Zombieland’ is a 
rollicking ode to the many broken by the inescapable daily grind, trudging on with a 
stiff upper lip. “It’s fucking brutal,” he says of the people he’s known who exist in “a 
constant cycle of working to live”. “They’re not paid what they’re worth. People have 
the same routine every day, they’re at work more than they see their kids, then the 
government puts the retirement age up. It’s not right.  
 
Produced by Metrophonic at Metrophonic Studios in London, Jake returns to his roots 
on the rock-driven A Modern Day Distraction – a record that turns up the noise while 
shining a light on the injustice he’s seen dealt to the family and friends he grew up 
with. Fiery and engaged, the record was born out of a frustration of societal 
inequality. Bugg found that a time had come when he just couldn’t look away. 
People might say ‘What do you know?’ or ‘Just stick to music’. I’ve got a bit of 
money, but we all know the people this affects. I was just writing it because it was the 
way I felt. It pisses me off – especially in a country like ours where we have the means 
and funds to take care of the people suffering the most, but we choose not to. 
Now 12 years and six albums since he emerged with his streetwise and spritely, 
Mercury-nominated, chart-topping, self-titled debut, one might forget he was just 18 
at the time. He’s put in the hours and achieved so much, but he’s only 30 and still 
seeing the front rows of his shows getting younger.  
 
In that spirit, Bugg still feels his best work is ahead of him: “You just have to put your 
songs out into the universe and hope for the best.”  

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Cat No: 19802819992

Fresh off the back of a tour as special guest to Liam Gallagher and John Squire, UK
rock troubadour, Jake Bugg, returns with his forthcoming sixth album A Modern Day
Distraction, out September 20th on RCA records. Alongside the announcement
comes his new single ‘Zombieland’ and a run of winter 2024 UK and EU dates.

A bone-crunching Beatles-via-Nirvana guitar driven banger, ‘Zombieland’ is a
rollicking ode to the many broken by the inescapable daily grind, trudging on with a
stiff upper lip. “It’s fucking brutal,” he says of the people he’s known who exist in “a
constant cycle of working to live”. “They’re not paid what they’re worth. People have
the same routine every day, they’re at work more than they see their kids, then the
government puts the retirement age up. It’s not right.”

Produced by Metrophonic at Metrophonic Studios in London, Jake returns to his roots
on the rock-driven A Modern Day Distraction – a record that turns up the noise while
shining a light on the injustice he’s seen dealt to the family and friends he grew up
with. Fiery and engaged, the record was born out of a frustration of societal
inequality. Bugg found that a time had come when he just couldn’t look away.
“People might say ‘What do you know?’ or ‘Just stick to music’. I’ve got a bit of
money, but we all know the people this affects. I was just writing it because it was the
way I felt. It pisses me off – especially in a country like ours where we have the means
and funds to take care of the people suffering the most, but we choose not to.”

Now 12 years and six albums since he emerged with his streetwise and spritely,
Mercury-nominated, chart-topping, self-titled debut, one might forget he was just 18
at the time. He’s put in the hours and achieved so much, but he’s only 30 and still
seeing the front rows of his shows getting younger.

In that spirit, Bugg still feels his best work is ahead of him: “You just have to put your
songs out into the universe and hope for the best.”

Cat No: 19802819991

Fresh off the back of a tour as special guest to Liam Gallagher and John Squire, UK
rock troubadour, Jake Bugg, returns with his forthcoming sixth album A Modern Day
Distraction, out September 20th on RCA records. Alongside the announcement
comes his new single ‘Zombieland’ and a run of winter 2024 UK and EU dates.

A bone-crunching Beatles-via-Nirvana guitar driven banger, ‘Zombieland’ is a
rollicking ode to the many broken by the inescapable daily grind, trudging on with a
stiff upper lip. “It’s fucking brutal,” he says of the people he’s known who exist in “a
constant cycle of working to live”. “They’re not paid what they’re worth. People have
the same routine every day, they’re at work more than they see their kids, then the
government puts the retirement age up. It’s not right.”

Produced by Metrophonic at Metrophonic Studios in London, Jake returns to his roots
on the rock-driven A Modern Day Distraction – a record that turns up the noise while
shining a light on the injustice he’s seen dealt to the family and friends he grew up
with. Fiery and engaged, the record was born out of a frustration of societal
inequality. Bugg found that a time had come when he just couldn’t look away.
“People might say ‘What do you know?’ or ‘Just stick to music’. I’ve got a bit of
money, but we all know the people this affects. I was just writing it because it was the
way I felt. It pisses me off – especially in a country like ours where we have the means
and funds to take care of the people suffering the most, but we choose not to.”

Now 12 years and six albums since he emerged with his streetwise and spritely,
Mercury-nominated, chart-topping, self-titled debut, one might forget he was just 18
at the time. He’s put in the hours and achieved so much, but he’s only 30 and still
seeing the front rows of his shows getting younger.

In that spirit, Bugg still feels his best work is ahead of him: “You just have to put your
songs out into the universe and hope for the best.”

Cat No: 19802820051

Fresh off the back of a tour as special guest to Liam Gallagher and John Squire, UK
rock troubadour, Jake Bugg, returns with his forthcoming sixth album A Modern Day
Distraction, out September 20th on RCA records. Alongside the announcement
comes his new single ‘Zombieland’ and a run of winter 2024 UK and EU dates.

A bone-crunching Beatles-via-Nirvana guitar driven banger, ‘Zombieland’ is a
rollicking ode to the many broken by the inescapable daily grind, trudging on with a
stiff upper lip. “It’s fucking brutal,” he says of the people he’s known who exist in “a
constant cycle of working to live”. “They’re not paid what they’re worth. People have
the same routine every day, they’re at work more than they see their kids, then the
government puts the retirement age up. It’s not right.”

Produced by Metrophonic at Metrophonic Studios in London, Jake returns to his roots
on the rock-driven A Modern Day Distraction – a record that turns up the noise while
shining a light on the injustice he’s seen dealt to the family and friends he grew up
with. Fiery and engaged, the record was born out of a frustration of societal
inequality. Bugg found that a time had come when he just couldn’t look away.
“People might say ‘What do you know?’ or ‘Just stick to music’. I’ve got a bit of
money, but we all know the people this affects. I was just writing it because it was the
way I felt. It pisses me off – especially in a country like ours where we have the means
and funds to take care of the people suffering the most, but we choose not to.”

Now 12 years and six albums since he emerged with his streetwise and spritely,
Mercury-nominated, chart-topping, self-titled debut, one might forget he was just 18
at the time. He’s put in the hours and achieved so much, but he’s only 30 and still
seeing the front rows of his shows getting younger.

In that spirit, Bugg still feels his best work is ahead of him: “You just have to put your
songs out into the universe and hope for the best.”

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Genre:Indie Rock Record Label:Sony Release Date:20/09/2024
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