artist: Jonnie Common
title: ‘Master Of None’
label: Red Deer Club
cat#: RDC030
released: 1st Aug 2011
format: ltd vinyl / download


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Red Deer Club present their first album on vinyl, from no other than Jonnie Common. A summerous collection of wondrous pop oddities, coming in at just over thirty minutes, this is the debut album from one of Scotland’s finest exports. The label has been a fan of Jonnnie’s work since his ‘Down The Tiny Steps’ output. We are so proud of this limited release.

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Earlier this year, Jonnie released a compilation (‘DESKJOB’) featuring his extensive productions of no less than 10 much lauded emerging Scottish acts (including: Meursault, Panda Su, Conquering Animal Sound & eagleowl), the respect and trust of whom he’s managed to earn over the past couple of years since dissolving his former identity as Down the Tiny Steps.

Pre-2009, Down the Tiny Steps were a staple on the Glasgow live scene and, having released with Fence Records, had a reputation for vibrant accessible eccentricity. In 2009, after yet another difficult line-up change, Jonnie decided the purest course would be to strip his output of any illusions and house his creative pursuits under the honest label of his own name.
Yes, it is his real name.

With an illustrious musical past, Jonnie Common is ready to release his debut album into the world. A homespun affair that
encapsulates the artist’s finest pop moments. A record that has been made for summer. Warm yourself.

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“a lo-fi electro-folk wonder” The List Magazine

“I love this record” Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music

“a Scottish pop album that should - if we’re doing this right - be one of the sounds of the summer” Sunday Herald

“clarity, purpose, lots of good tunes and an unashamedly Scots-accented delivery” The Scotsman

“his understated cooing over the minutiae of every day life is transformed into bouncing astral straddling ditties” Drowned In Sound

“a pop genius hiding behind excessive modesty” Song, By Toad

“the anti-Mark Ronson” Jim Gellatly