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