Craig Finn

The Hold Steady’s main man performs ‘New Friend Jesus’ in Hoxton Square shortly before his London date across the road.

The last few weeks have seen The Hold Steady’s main man, Craig Finn, pop up everywhere: promoting the release of his debut solo album, ‘Clear Heart Full Eyes’, as well as his own beer, ‘Clear Heart’, and for a string of solo live dates. Ahead of one of those, at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen in London late last month, we took him across the road to Hoxton Square, where he played one of the album’s tracks for us. Here’s a stripped-down version of ‘New Friend Jesus’.