Jonnie Common, by Olga Tyukova
Jonnie Common, by Olga Tyukova

Out this week on Red Deer Club records is the new single from Jonnie Common, formerly of Glasgow’s Down the Tiny Steps. Admirably, Figurehead comes in two versions, an upbeat ‘Wet’ version, all loping bass, big drums and glitchy drums, and a ‘Dry’ version, more sparse sounding with flourished of acoustic guitar and the sound of the sea. There are also remixes by FOUND and grnr. Lyrically, it’s an intelligent piece, perhaps a reflection on past naivete and losing friends leaving a band. The new long player drops later this year, and if this single is anything to go by is likely to be masterfully crafted and well-worth a slice of your album budget. Buy Figurehead on digital or limited edition cassette here

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailFacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather