Nottingham born teenager Jake Bugg was one of the favourites to take home this year's coveted Mercury Prize for the Best UK or Irish album of year but ultimately lost out to James Blake, who took home the gong for his excellent record Overgrown.

Speaking to the BBC about the night, Bugg has admitted that he's actually quite glad he didn't win. Why, you may ask? Well, according to the man himself, he was pretty pissed.

"I didn't particularly enjoy [James Blake's] performance at the Mercury Awards. But I could see that he's talented. I was quite pleased that I didn't win the Mercury because I was quite drunk and I didn't want to on that stage and make a speech, to be honest."

Bugg's second album Shangri La will be released in a matter of days. Does he feel any level of expectation to follow up the success of his debut?

"Of course I was worried about it", Bugg said. "I wanted to maintain everything that I've achieved. But I managed to drift away from worrying about it and just carried on doing what I do, which is write the songs. And fortunately the songs came. I didn't really plan on it coming this quick but I'm very happy that the songs came like they did."

Bugg has also stated that he doesn't want his album to go to the top of the charts because he doesn't want it to be knocked off the top spot by One Direction, who release an album a week after Bugg.

"Do I wanna be Number One or not? 'Cos if it does go to Number One that means they'll knock me off the top spot. I mean, what can you say?"

We think you're currently experiencing something of a First World Problem there, Mr. Bugg.