Lovely interview with Dan Weiss of Radio.com which you can read by clicking here.
I had a blast chatting with him and, as usual, acted like a total gobshite.
Yaaaay! Above you can see my NEW SINGLE!
It’s called ‘I Wanna Be Your Ex’ and it’s now available for download from
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!
Egosurfing around Tumblr, I found this in-depth discussion of ‘Your Woman.’
I see quite a bit written about me and that tune so it was lovely to read so many comments that were on the ball and cogent. Even the ones that are a bit factually wrong are internally consistent, a rare thing compared to the average YouTube burbling.
Have a look if you’re fascinated by the minutiae of ’90s music and net culture.
Ah, USENET, I miss you…
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.
I’ve just done an interview with the lovely Sherryn from the Best Of Baltimore Blog. You can read it in full here. Here’s the intro which is lovely for an egomaniac like me to read:
“Is anyone else on the inter-webs excited about White Town’s newest album? I know I am not the only one since I grew up with ALOT of White Town fans! White Town’s newest album, Monopole, has multiple tracks drenched in ebullience, love and remorse and it’s crafted so well that I assure you, it will stick closely inside your head for days. Yes, it’s that good!”
Have a read of the rest of it, I ramble on about New York, being a musician, my usual blather.
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.’
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!
Doing this video was in some ways trickier than the others so far as it’s an instrumental. But thanks to sterling work from Miss Barratt and a whole heap of serendipity, I think it came out well. Enjoy!