White Town – I Wanna Be Your Ex

Yaaaay! Above you can see my NEW SINGLE!

It’s called ‘I Wanna Be Your Ex’ and it’s now available for download from

iTunes US
iTunes UK

The song is, as ever, about more than one thing. A lot of it is about my frustration with conventional relationships, both sexual and non-sexual and how annoyed I am by the compartmentalisation of feelings expected therein.

It’s also about kissing. And the memory of wrapping one particular person up in a big fluffy towel as she stood naked, wet and beautiful.

Hope you enjoy it! 😀

The Hidden Cameras

If you haven’t bought The Hidden Cameras‘ new album ‘Age’ yet, you’re missing out on some sublime indiepop. Joel remains one of my favourite songwriters, eleven years after I first fell in love with ‘Music Is My Boyfriend.’

Check out the vid for ‘Gay Goth Scene.’

White Town – Anywhere But Here

This is the last day of this year so it seemed appropriate to stick the last video up from ‘Monopole’ today.

In December 2010, I filmed the first video for ‘Monopole,’ ‘Cut Out My Heart.’

Three years on and I’ve done what I set out to do, make a video for each of the eleven tracks on the album. It’s been a difficult process but I’ve learned loads through taking it on. Which is why I did it, of course.

When I look at the early vids, part of me imagines the better edit I could do now, the more consistent framing or cinematography. But each one was the best I could do at the time and like every album and every song I’ve ever written, I’m proud of them all.

‘Anywhere But Here’ is the last song on ‘Monopole’ as well as being the last to have a video made. I remember recording it one afternoon. I felt like my heart was freezing inside me, this dreadful coldness and weight. I imagined it like a great iceberg, calving into the sea.

So I set up one mic and sang this song. One mic, one take, one track. No autotune, no massaging, no fucking editing. My voice is my voice, my guitar is my guitar.

All I have left is my honesty, I don’t ever now if I even had the truth.

I’m glad this year is coming to an end. I’m hoping 2014 is better.

Have I Gone Too Far?

And here is the penultimate video for ‘Monopole.’ Yep, can’t believe I’ve made ten vids now, only one to go! :-O

This one isn’t as narrative-based as the previous vids and I’m pleased with how it’s come out. Obviously, I did my own riff on the vid for ‘Teenage Riot.’

Enjoy!

White Town – I Don’t Want To Fall In Love Again

Ladies and gentlemen ~ I present you with the ninth pop video I’ve made for a track from my current album, ‘Monopole.’

This track is an acoustic guitar number and the video stars bff Nat, bro Rich and the special effects makeup was beautifully executed by Rhia.

Have a watch and if you like it, please share it!