Inspector Tapehead - Soldier Boy tour

Going on a wee tour with Inspector Tapehead to promote the new single 'Soldier Boy'. The new album is coming out in October and is called 'So Solar'. You can pre-order it HERE

I've been part of Inspector Tapehead for a long time now, but these shows are to be my last as part of the band for the time being. So come along and watch me play my wee heart out.

02/07/2015 : Henry's Cellar Bar : EDINBURGH : tickets

03/07/2015 : The Lemon Tree : ABERDEEN : tickets

04/07/2015 : The Glad Cafe : GLASGOW : tickets

BBC at The Quay - videos

Some vids from my set at BBC at the Quay last week. Big ta to Vic Galloway for having me and Nick Dempsey for making us look proper.

BBC at the Quay

I'll be playing at BBC at the Quay this Sunday 7th June alongside a bunch of other bands selected and hosted by the one and only Vic Galloway. Gawd bless him.

Come along. It's free.

Tom Robinson session

It was pretty weird (good weird) to be in the room where ~75% of the radio I listen to is made.

My Tom Robinson session is now up on the iplayer for a bit.

Tracks performed: 'Crumbs', 'Better Man' and 'Binary 101'.

Huge thanks to Tom and his team for having me on the show.


Gigz

Bunch of gigs coming up, ken?

 

Feb 28 : STIRLING : Tolbooth : supported by Prehistoric Friends : TICKETS

Mar 07 : EDINBURGH : Limbo : supported by A-lix : TICKETS

Mar 09 : GLASGOW : Art School : supporting Tune-Yards : TICKETS

Mar 14 : BBC 6Music : Tom Robinson session : TUNE IN

Mar 17 : MANCHESTER : Gullivers : supporting Kiran Leonard : TICKETS

Mar 21 : LONDON : The Shacklewell Arms : supported by Le Thug : TICKETS

Mar 22 : CARDIFF : The Moon Club : supporting Martin Carr : TICKETS

End-of-year lists

It's been putting a wee spring in my step this month to have tweets trickling in about end-of-year lists that I've made it on to, so I thought I'd say a big THANK YOU and pop a few of them here while I'm at it. Thank you all. It is very much appreciated.

MUSIC LIKE DIRT : The number 1 spot. Top of the pops!

"The wit and playfulness that run through both Jonnie’s lyrics and music shouldn’t mask the depth on display or the songwriting chops involved."

FOLK RADIO UK : They wrote one of my favourite reviews of the album so I'm chuffed to be included here.

"With Trapped in Amber, He has taken sounds that are so bizarre that in isolation could be used by enterprising town councils to scare away feral pigeons."

PODCART : Kinds words from old pals.

"The overwhelming production of this record does not bury any emotion and instead he wears his incredibly quirky and charming heart on his sleeve."

Load In: 2014

We recorded all the Save As shows this year and have compiled some highlights HERE for free download.

Putting this together gave me a warm fuzzy feeling in my soul hole. Dead proud of my pals.

Vic Galloway session - extra track

When I did a session for Vic Galloway's BBC Radio Scotland show last month, we recorded an extra track off the air, which the man himself will broadcast on tonight's show along with loads of other "extra tracks" from 2014 session guests

LISTEN HERE

JWC008 is 2

2 years ago today, me and my pal Keny Drew put out the JWC008 EP/mini-album in the form of a beautiful but confusing glass badge. Now available to download from my highly understandable bandcamp page.

Aye Player

Footage of "Crumbs" from my Vic Galloway session is up here on the iplayer.

21 mins in.

That's Peter spinning his stick like a pure show off at the start of the programme too.

WOW 24/7 interview

I was interviewed for WOW247 this week. Alex has done an amazing job of whittling down my terrible patter into a proper article.

"With his second album Trapped In Amber recently released, and the sold-out launch shows completed, Jonnie Common takes a breather to talk about unintentionally becoming 6 Music’s new poster boy, and his love/hate relationship with playing live..."

Click HERE to read the whole thing.

Trapped In Amber - launch gigs

Glasgow and Edinburgh launches. Same bill. Different days.

Following 2011's Master of None, Jonnie Common's new release on Song, by Toad Records is a twelve strong collection of carefully crafted pop songs. His blueprint of precisely loose beats, unwitting samples, cunning lyricism and dreamy production blend into living music, full of energy and vital vitality. Jonnie will be joined onstage by longtime live collaborator Peter Kelly on drums, whose frightfully tight grooves meld marvellously with JC's bleeps and beats.

WOLF is the current guise of Kim Moore (formerly of Zoey Van Goey), and her fractal, gently dripping-ice electronic pop is a joy. Deep, swooning layers of viola and programmed percussion unravel into delicately formed songs. Each performance we've seen from Kim has exceeded her last, and WOLF continues to hint at an exciting future. Just don't miss out on the present.

Returning to Scotland after his frankly astounding Edinburgh Fringe show "Standby For Tape Back-Up", poet Ross Sutherland is an original voice. His performance at the Fringe, blending spoken word with sentimental-but-never-nostalgic 90s-referencing videotaped content is an incredible piece of work, and we're honoured to have such a master of words travel north to perform for us. 

Save As Collective - press release