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Riff: Jake Bugg – “Slumville Sunrise”

Oct 24, 2013

My face upon the concrete, the dirt is in my mouth/I clench my fist and feet/I try to cry out loud

from Slumville Sunrise lyrics by Jake Bugg

Despite hooking up with Rick Rubin, indie-rock’s most po-faced teenager still doesn’t appear to have progressed from his early Bob Dylan tribute act phase as he moans about his bleak unglamorous surroundings on another unashamedly derivative slice of 60s rockabilly; [LISTEN].

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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