Jake Bugg attacks 'boring' and 'corporate' Brit Awards

  • 28 February 2013
  • From the section Music

Brit-nominated singer Jake Bugg has criticised last week's awards, saying they were "very boring" and the choice of acts who performed was "awful".

The 19-year-old, who was beaten to British breakthrough act by Ben Howard, said the event was "corporate".

"Those things are just not for me. It's a little bit corporate. The choice of artists they had on was awful," said the Nottingham-born artist.

Justin Timberlake, Mumford & Sons and Taylor Swift were among the performers.

Speaking to Newsbeat at the NME Awards in London, Jake Bugg said: "I thought it was very boring.

"I enjoyed the free alcohol of course but I thought the actual ceremony was boring.

"The party was brilliant, however.

"They could have had some brilliant people on. I'd have had on Noel Gallagher, you could have had the Stone Roses on.

"I don't need an award to inspire me to keep making music."

'Ridiculous' tweeting

The Nottingham singer also replied to criticism from One Direction following comments he'd made about the boy band in the press.

After the Brits 1D's Louis Tomlinson tweeted: "Hi Jake Bugg, do you think slagging off boy bands makes you more indie?"

His band mate Niall Horan added: "Really buggs me that artists we're fans of, flip on us in the press."

Bugg told Newsbeat: "Not everyone is going to be a fan. They might have kind of liked my music but I try and write my own songs.

"As a songwriter it's very hard to listen to music that's not coming from the heart and soul personally.

"I'm not going to get involved in tweeting back because that's ridiculous."

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