Jake Bugg – ‘Zombieland’

Jake Bugg announces new album A Modern Day Distraction / New Single ‘Zombieland’ Out Now

Jake Bugg image via press photo

UK rock troubadour Jake Bugg is back with his forthcoming sixth album, A Modern Day Distraction, set to release on September 20th, 2024, via Arista Records. The announcement comes alongside his new single ‘Zombieland’ and a run of winter 2024 UK and EU headline tour dates.

‘Zombieland’ is a bone-crunching, Beatles-meets-Nirvana guitar-driven banger that serves as a rollicking ode to those trapped in the inescapable daily grind. Bugg channels the frustrations of people stuck in “a constant cycle of working to live,” highlighting societal inequalities and the struggles faced by many.

“It’s fucking brutal,” Bugg says of those who exist in this grind. “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, A Modern Day Distraction sees Bugg returning to his rock roots with a record that turns up the noise while shining a light on the injustices he has witnessed.

Jake Bugg on the album:

“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.”

With a string of shows already announced for summer, Jake Bugg will hit the road in November for a series of UK and EU headline dates, with US dates to be announced soon.

Summer 2024:

June 19 – Cyprus Avenue, Cork, IE
June 20 – Black Box, Galway, IE
June 22 – Dolans, Limerick, IE
June 23 – Sea Sessions, Donegal, IE
July 19 – Robin Park, Wigan, UK
July 25 – Fat Sams, Dundee, UK
July 26 – Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, Inverness Shire, UK
July 27 – Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, UK
August 10 – Lakefest, Eastnor Castle, Hertfordshire, UK
September 22 – Liam Gallagher & Friends Malta Weekender Festival, Malta
October 19 – Isolation, Budapest, HU

Winter 2024 UK & EU Tour:

November 9 – Trabendo, Paris, FR
November 10 – Luxor, Cologne, DE
November 12 – Lido, Berlin, DE
November 13 – Melkweg OZ, Amsterdam, NL
November 14 – Botanique, Brussels, BE
November 18 – O2 Academy, Leeds, UK
November 19 – The Roundhouse, London, UK
November 21 – National Stadium, Dublin, IE
November 23 – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, UK
November 26 – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, UK

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Jake Bugg’s official website.

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