Pledge Campaign Launched

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Two days in… my original Many Fish To Fry target guitar has sold and a huge list of you have already ordered the new album from po.st/pledge. THANK YOU. If you’ll indulge me for a moment, I’d like to say a few words about this fine companion – a Tanglewood TW-12 – as it heads for a new home. In … Read More

Instagram Competition – Win A Free Ghostess Download

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My Valentine’s Day this year was a double date with BBC Radio Bristol and my gorgeous new guitar. People get so hyped up that day. Giving flowers and chocolates is evocative of love, but it’s mostly about desire, which is a different thing. There are so many things about Valentine’s Day that look like love until you get a little closer and … Read More

Thoughts On Meeting People and Lenses

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One of the biggest privileges of being a musician is getting to meet lots of people. Not everyone loves it. When asked “There’s someone here who would like you to sign their CD” I’ve heard artists say “oh just tell them to fuck off”. That might sound like unforgivable disrespect of your audience, but some artists thrive on being untouchable. They know the illusion … Read More

Ghostess Single News

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A little while back a website asked me to write a blog – ’20 Ways To Become A Successful Indie Artist”. Of course there had to be a definitive number between 7 and 42, or else it would break #1 of The 35 Sacred Laws Of The Internet. My first response was to write a long blog about the definition … Read More

Why I’m Choosing Pledge For Album Pre-Orders

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When it’s time to make a big decision about something important, for example what takeaway to order, my friend Alex has an excellent solution – The Make-A-Face Game. It’s very simple – someone gives you each option one by one and you let your face react naturally to each in turn. When it’s apparent you’ve grinned much wider for curry than pizza, … Read More

Love and Admin

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On a boat in late 2012 my friend Amy fell in love with a man from Barbados. After two years of mostly-justifiable but tedious bureaucracy, two weddings and a very large file of photos, love letters and statements, he was finally granted a UK visa, landing last week to the flowing of many many rums. The motto on their personalised … Read More

Falter Music Video

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I’m very proud to present this video for my new single Falter. Like with the music, a huge amount of thought went into it. Let’s get the cast and credits in here early, so we know whose hand to shake vigorously if we see them walking down the street or in the local police station on holiday in Torremolinos or … Read More

London Date Announced *now sold out*

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I’m delighted to announce an intimate London show on Wednesday 3rd December 2014. Members of my band will be joining me on stage for the first time since The Social. It’s a very intimate space, perfect for sharing new songs like Falter. More than half of the tickets have already gone so if you can possibly be there click/prod away at … Read More

The Hardest Interview Ever

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Lateness is never a good look for an interviewer, and after a 10 minute sprint my attempt to stroll the last few yards casually surely wouldn’t fool anybody. Fortunately, Barnet-born singer-songwriter Jake Morley arrives at exactly the same time, and we bond over the inherent awkwardness of interviewing yourself. I’m shorter than I expected, with an almost imperceptible nervousness. “Relax,” … Read More

Falter Coming Soon – 12/08/12

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Hey friends, I’ve got a bit of news at last :) On Tuesday 12th August I’d like to share a new song with you. It’s called Falter, also known by people at gigs as “Headstrong” and “That One With The Flicky Hand Guitar Sound”. To tell you the truth*1 I’m a little nervous about sharing it. Although there will be some … Read More