Jamie T reveals what makes him pull his hair out


Jamie T has admitted that he sometimes finds its hard to watch coverage of world events, from the EU referendum to terror attacks, and has railed against politicians patronising the public.

The singer told NME: "I find myself pulling my hair out in front of the computer and I drive myself mad. It gets a bit too much and I think the world's gonna end."

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On his track Police Tapes he raps about his frustration with politics, saying: "We've just been through something as a country where the most interesting part, to me, was the despicable way politicians acted.

"It's become very clear to a lot of people just how much spin is involved in all this s**t.

"It's this kind of black and white view of the world where it's like, 'I'm not gonna explain what's going on to you, but I'll tell you this story of good and evil and freedom', and I think that's the most patronising s**t. That really gets to me."

Jamie has learnt to keep his once crippling anxiety under control by treating things that trigger it as a job.

Jamie T poses with the Best Music Video and the Best Track Awards at the NME Awards at at Brixton Academy, London. 18th February 2015. Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA

He told the magazine: "I don't treat writing music like a job. That's what I do all the time and it's part of who I am, I suppose, but [interviews and photo shoots] are like a job to me.

"If I think of it like that, it works a lot better because I just do it and then I go home and it's not really a thing. There's nothing like releasing an album to make your anxiety go through the f**king roof."

On turning 30 in January this year, a prospect he described as "terrifying" when he turned 29, he remains circumspect.

He said: "It's alright isn't it? It's just a thing. I was probably talking about it in the context of music and in music you're old if you're not 22. People think you're ancient, but I don't really feel ancient."

For the full interview pick up your free copy of NME magazine tomorrow.