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'The Common Redstarts' Biography

The Common Redstarts are four lean young lads from the capital, harbouring their intentions with instant and infectious rock n roll.

Turning up, tuning up and playing sporadic shows around the city under various guises, The Common Redstarts grew into Edinburgh as Glasgow reaped the plaudits for the much maligned ‘Scottish Scene’ in 2004/05. The Redstarts won’t ever fit into any ‘scene’, and won’t bother trying.

Laying further foundations with spats of off-the-radar Scottish shows, Seeca signed The Common Redstarts in spring 2005.

Their debut single, ‘Save It For Your Friends’ (download only – August 2005) received fantastic support across national and regional radio, gaining fans in BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music and XFM.

There was little time for festive respite in December 2005, as they holed themselves up in Chemikal Underground’s Chem Nineteen studios, thrashing out 15 tracks which form the basis of their debut LP, slated for a spring/summer release.

Essentially, The Common Redstarts are a tough talking, heady mix of dizzying melody and punchy guitar fodder, offloaded with the ballsy swagger of winners.

Scotland rarely needs telling, but The Common Redstarts are their freshest, most exciting young export. That’s one hell of a reason to feel proud.

The Common Redstarts are:
Jordan Croan – Vocals/Guitar
Fraser McKirdy – Bass/backing vocals
Graeme Thomson - Guitar
Gary Johnstone – Drummer