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! 😀

August 29, 2014. posted by Jyoti. Music, Videos.

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.

December 31, 2013. posted by Jyoti. Videos.

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!

December 10, 2013. posted by Jyoti. Videos.

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!

October 2, 2013. posted by Jyoti. Music, Videos.

Every Monopole Video So Far As A Vine!

April 2, 2013. posted by Jyoti. Music, Videos.

White Town – Theme For Turku Central Station

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! 🙂

March 18, 2013. posted by Jyoti. Videos.

White Town – You Fill Me Up

Woah, I’ve been so busy with Uni work that I completely forgot to post this video up! Hope you like it, there’s another one coming in a few seconds… 😀

March 18, 2013. posted by Jyoti. Videos.

White Town – How Love Feels

Here’s a new pop video! It’s for the song ‘How Love Feels’ off my current album, ‘Monopole.’ You can buy it on iTunes here or the CD here.

The vid stars White Town backing vocalist Natalie Alice Barratt and she’s done a wonderful job, she’s a great actress. Even to the point of falling over for her craft which was, of course, totally necessary for the shot I wanted. It was fun directing her! *evil director laugh* 😛

The song is about summer and love and pure, pure happiness. So ENJOY! And I hope you like it!

If you do, please share it anywhere and everywhere! 😀

August 7, 2012. posted by Jyoti. Music, Videos.

New Video – Invisible Elastic

Here’s another track from my new album, ‘Monopole,’ (you can buy it here). My friend Laura is starring in it and she did a wonderful job following my tyrannical direction. “CRY NOW! TEARS! I WANT TEARS, WOMAN!”

Enjoy! 🙂

October 20, 2011. posted by Jyoti. Music, News, Videos.

Busy Bee – New White Town Singles

I’ve been mad busy the last couple of weeks, mastering album tracks and also making pop vids. It’s been hectic!

For this album, I’m planning to release a vid for every track on the album. It’s partly because people only seem to share YouTube links for music now and partly because I want to push myself further as a film-maker and this is an excellent way to do it.

Here’s the first one (excluding ‘Cut Out My Heart‘ which I made last year):

‘Missing Her Again’ is a track I wrote way back in 1987. I decided to re-visit it for this album as it seems to fit my life again in lots of ways, sadly. I recorded a version way back then and it’s funny listening to my voice with a different, younger timbre.

And here’s the one I stuck up yesterday:

This song is a year old and it comes out of a similar place to ‘Missing Her Again’ in that it’s a love song written about someone who isn’t around any more. Here’s a more detailed explanation from a Facebook exchange I had:

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And I filmed another vid with my friend Laura on Tuesday. I’ve got a little production line going! 🙂

August 18, 2011. posted by Jyoti. Music, News, Videos.

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