Archive for the ‘Videos’ Category

‘Chemicals Like You’ video

October 19, 2010

Whilst I was dicking about on tour (of which more later) hip young gunslinger Sonny Malhotra directed a great video for ‘Chemicals Like You’ – until I work out how to embed from Vimeo on WordPress here’s a boring old-skool text based link:

Vimeo link

The single itself is all over the internet via the usual outlets. You can also get the bonus songs and remixes on my new CD-R release ‘A Neuron Poem Soon’ available from the PWL website shop.


Banish Negative Thoughts video

July 2, 2010

Usually I’d try and avoid posting two blogs in a day. Today you’re getting three if you count my first column for For Folk’s Sake.

But it’s worth it for this. My new video! Been working on it for weeks with David Madoc Roberts who previously did the ‘Tree of Knowledge’ video. It’s great!

Watch it on Vimeo.

The single is out digitally from 12th July. When it lands you’ll be able to get it from iTunes etc. Or you can of course buy it now as part of ‘European Monsoon’.

Video from Album Launch

June 16, 2010

Day three of European Monsoon launch week. Here’s a video from the band gig.

Also there’s an interview with me on Pull Yourself Together zine’s website. A review on Sweeping the Nation. Both longtime friends of PWL.

I’m also reliably informed it got four stars (or funny triangle things) in Artrocker.

Brainlove vs. Cardiff video

May 9, 2010

Here’s a video from Bethan Elfyn’s blog showing clips and interviews with myself and the other Brainlove bands who played at her night a Buffalo a few week’s ago.

Woodstick 2009

August 16, 2009

Last weekend my friends Harri & Nicola from Little My organised the second annual ‘Woodstick’ mini-festival. This takes place in a park in Cardiff and is a small unamplified festival. This year it was sunny, last year it rained. This year more people just happened to wander past and sit down to watch which is a nice thing to have happen.

Anyway I played, here’s a video (which I’m designating #14 of the 15 films thing):

Vimeo link

Also here’s a video of me playing in Silence at Sea:

And here’s a link to a YouTube playlist with a song from every band that day, including the Gentle Good, Picture Books in Winter, Zissou, Lucky Delucci, and an exclusive never-to-be-repeated Gindrinker song.

[If any of the bands stumble upon this post and want to let me know what the songs are called please do so.]

Live video from Shunt

July 12, 2009

Glad this moment in PWL live history got on film. I recently played at the frankly quite terrifying art space/venue hidden away inside London Bridge station that is ‘Shunt’.

Owing to the recent decision by the Qchord to stop working I decided to run out of the room I was playing in and do the first half of ‘Memorial Hall’ on the piano which was standing outside. Before running back inside to do the second half in the usual style.

As most of Shunt is in almost total darkness the first part of the video basically looks like a candle singing a song, given occasional flashes of context by people taking pictures. If you’re wondering how the piano keeps playing as I run back into the room, I handed such duties to my associate Christopher Alcxxk – who I’m pretty sure you can also hear singing along.


‘Millionaires Need People Like You’ video

May 25, 2009

Here’s the video for the last song on the album. It’s called ‘Millionaires Need People Like You’ and this version should help you decipher the lyrics as they’re maybe not so clear on the album.

Vimeo link

‘The Memorial Hall’ video

May 16, 2009

The latest video is now up. My busy life has meant any notion of scheduling weekly video uploads has pretty much gone to hell but this an idea that’s been knocking about for ages. Enjoy:


Whilst I’m here, have at look at the latest gig listings. Been a few changes…

18/05/09 – Cardiff, Dempseys – Freakshow presents… PWL ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY w/Mewgatz, Stairs to Korea & Them Squirrels
22/05/09 – Cardiff, Small Weekend @ Milgi’s Yurt – acoustic show
24/05/09 – Cardiff, Buffalo Bar – Bethan Elfyn presents… w/Piney Gir
28/05/09 – Liverpool, Leaf Cafe @ Elevator Studios – w/Musica Violeta
29/05/09 – Manchester, Fuel – Pull Yourself Together
19/06/09 – London, Kennington Dog House – Bearded Magazine presents… w/Paul Hawkins
30/05/09 – London, Brixton Windmill – Brainlove All-dayer
27/06/09 – London, Brixton Windmill – Zonino! 4.5
02/07/09 – Leeds (tbc)
06/08/09 – Leicester, Firebug – Sweeping the Nation Summer Sundae Fringe
14/08/09 – Woolfire Festival – Winchester (date tbc)
21/08/09 – Green Man Festival – Brecon

The Gentlemen’s Game – Dreamtrak Video

May 6, 2009

Hi all,

It’s been a manic few weeks for various reasons so videos have kind of fallen by the wayside. I’ll finish it though, don’t you worry.

Here’s the other track from the Dreamtrak session a few weeks ago. It’s a version of ‘The Gentlemen’s Game’ featuring awesome hornz.

Normal service will be resumed soon.x

England Expects live video

April 16, 2009

This week’s video. An ace live-in-the-studio session with various friends from the Brainlove family.

Vimeo link.

Recorded and filmed by Oli who also mixed the album (that’s him on piano) at his Dreamtrak studios in London. Chris Alcxxk is on drums, Laura Wolf is on synth, John Brainlove is doing tape machine vocals. I’m playing the omnichord via a kaoss pad. It’s fun.

We also did one other song which will be posted soon. See if you can guess which one it’s going to be.