Jake Bugg isn't a fan of the The Stone Roses' new track despite supporting them on tour.
The 22-year-old rose to fame with his authentic brand of guitar music and raw lyrical realism, but now appears to have changed his mind about the Mancunian musical heroes. The famous band recently reformed, releasing new music and performing sell out shows, including four nights at Manchester's Etihad Stadium.
As an 18-year-old prodigy who grew up on a Nottingham council estate, Bugg shared a stage with the reformed band when they played a low-key, comeback gig at London's Village Underground in London in March 2013. At the time he told Scottish newspaper The Daily Record: “I never thought I would get to see The Stone Roses, let alone be on the same stage as them. It was incredible – a brilliant night. It was a really cool gig and a cool crowd. It was an honour, really.”
However, despite supporting the iconic Manchester band on tour, in an interview with men's lifestyle magazine Shortlist, Bugg shrugged when asked about the new Stone Roses single: "It's just Stone Roses, innit? I'm not a fan."
Bugg, has released three albums, and smashed the record for the youngest British male artist to debut at No.1. He is set to play a headline slot on the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury Festival and has a string of sold out tour dates in the U.K coming up.
He also defended the fact that he co-wrote tracks from his first two albums with professional songwriters, including Snow Patrol's Iain Archer. When it was first revealed that Bugg didn't write the material solo Noel Gallagher said he was "f**king heartbroken".
"I don't care, to be honest," Bugg told the publication. "If I didn't agree to (write with other people) in the first place, I wouldn't have got a record deal. People call it selling out, but if you don't compromise, you might not get a chance to continue playing music. And on this record new album On My One I didn't write with anybody so it gave me the chance to experiment."