Restless video

Delighted to share the video for my new single 'Restless' (out on Song, by Toad Records 6/10/17) by Mario Cruzado. Had a pure lovely time making this. Huuuge thanks to Mario, Jo, Greg and Bridget.

You can pre-order the single HERE

Single launch shows, October 2017: 5th: EDINBURGH, Voodoo Rooms  /  6th: STIRLING, Tolbooth  /  7th: GLASGOW, Hug & Pint  /  9th: LONDON, Servant Jazz Quarters

Tickets available HERE

Restless Tour

Very happy to announce that I'll be playing a few shows in October which will coincide with the release of a single and something happening on your telly - but more news on that later.

Tickets on sale from 10am Friday 28th July. Links to follow shortly.

photo in the poster by the wonderful Andy Catlin : www.andycatlin.com

JWC2016 - Hot Dog Bin Bag

At the end of every year, I do a mix of some of my favourite tracks over the previous 12 months. I became a dad in 2016. At a few days old, my son was the colour of a hotdog and his skin was so soft, it was like touching a bin bag.

Featuring:  Paddy Steer / Glamour Muscle / Glamour Muscle / Grimes / Luke Abbott / Jon Hopkins / Concrete Antenna / Radiohead / Anderson .Paak / Romare / Machinedrum / Bill Ryder-Jones / Vinyl Williams / BADBADNOTGOOD / Lomond Campbell / Monster Rally / Adam Beattie / Kaytranada / The Shacks / Jay Rolex & MC Almond Milk.

Onward Christmas Soldier

A few bits of Christmas-related biz.

FIRSTLY, I have a track coming out on a split Christmas single with eagleowl. We have both written (very different but equally festive) songs about the film Die Hard and Song, by Toad is releasing them via Lego-John-McLean-Snow-Globe.

You can purchase those from Song, by Toad's bandcamp.

The song is also available via Shelter Scotland, on their Home For The Holidays songbook/compilation with all proceeds going to the charity.

SECONDLY, I am performing in A Christmas Carousal at Platform, Glasgow on Dec 20th alongside Kathryn Joseph, Babe (solo) and specials guests C Duncan and Tommy Reilly. I'll be tickling my guitar again and Gav Thomson will be enhancing it infinitely with synth / horn / BVs.

THIRDLY, I have a few copies of this left. The ultimate stocking filler for a special guitar-playing someone in your life.

Happy Holidays, pal. Have fun. Be kind x

Kitchen Sync

I've made an album using only sounds from my kitchen.

It's called Kitchen Sync.

JWC014 / SbTR-T006

JWC014 / SbTR-T006

It's out now on Song, by Toad Records.

Kitchen Sync on Bandcamp

Kitchen Sync on iTunes

 

As well as digitally, it's going to be available with a limited edition set of 4 hand-made fridge magnets.

You can order these directly from Song, by Toad HERE

Each one of these magnets is unique because they were all cut directly out of a stomach-churning 80s cookbook. There are no two the same. Inside each set, I have even gone to the trouble (and believe me it was painstaking) of including the name of the dish from which each magnet was taken. 

I must stress that the combinations (or menus) were chosen for what looked good together rather than what would taste good together but I did spread it out so that every set includes 4 different types of dish. The categories are: soups, salads & starters, meat dishes, poultry dishes, fish dishes, vegetable dishes, supper dishes, savouries & snacks, puddings & desserts, cakes & baking.

That said, there are a couple of special sweet tooth sets entirely comprised of puddings.

EDIT: The magnet sets have now sold out. Soz.

 

Here is a vid of me sitting in Toad's kitchen talking briefly about how I made each track, featuring animations from the amazing David Galletly.

I also spoke to The List about the album if you want to give that a read.

JWC013

"In summer 2014, Peter was whisked away on tour with The Kills and I had a few festival dates in the diary. Rather than have someone sit-in and try to approximate the chemistry Peter and I have built up over the last few years in a short space of time, I decided to put together an entirely different setup with some pals in an even shorter space of time."

The result was Jonnie Common and The Wheeled Warriors. We only played 4 shows but I was really happy with the "guitar band" arrangements so I'm glad we managed to capture them for posterity and your listening pleasure.

'JC and The Wheeled Warriors - live from Kyros' (JWC013) is a 9 song / 36min live recording only available for now as a homemade 18-ish page guitar tab book / zine which comes with a CD-r and a free glow-in-the-dark plectrum. The zines will also be signed and numbered.

Tracklist:

1. Shark // 2. So-called Summer // 3. Crumbs // 4. Shogun // 5. Binary 101 // 6. Hand-Hand // 7. Figurehead-Wet Wednesday // 8. Infinitea

I'll be making these to order so please allow 3-5 days for dispatch.

JWC013

CARBS - INFINITE AMMO

It wouldn't be a Carbs video without some form of copyright infringement. Here's the one I've made for 'Infinite Ammo'. Seems appropriate to publish it today.

The album is available to purchase from the Save As bandcamp and there are still a few of the limited physical "pizza box" editions left if you're feeling peckish.

Happy Hallowe'en! x

"Did I misspend my youth? A part of me actually feels like I've been in the rooms of Resident Evil 2."

Wes Borland Farm Shop Challenge

I can't stress how special today was. I can't stress how momentous today will come to be. We are tired. We are emotional. We are skint. But today Peter, Jamie and I completed the Wes Borland Farm Shop Challenge, taking in all 3 Westmorland Farm Shop services in the one day.

WesBorlandFarmShopChallenge

Miaoux Miaoux - Luxury Discovery remix

I've remixed my good pal Miaoux Miaoux's new single 'Luxury Discovery'.

You can purchase it from iTunes HERE

It only occurred to me once I'd finished that I should have gone lush disco with it.

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