It's good to see that Nottingham singer/songwriter Jake Bugg is breaking through to achieve national recognition, as his recent appearance on Jools Holland demonstrates. Jake writes tunes that combine melody and incisive social commentary about life in modern Britain, kitchen sink pop songs for the twenty first century, if you like. They're delivered with a wry, observant eye, that could be seen as reminiscent of a young Bob Dylan, had he come from the East Midlands. Phrasing is original, blending an intonation that reminds me of old blues masters with something altogether more contemporary. You can find out more about him on his website and his Facebook page. This is his new single, Lightning Bolt.