First ‘GIRL’ track To My Surprise hits the airwaves today!

24th November 2015

The first single from Girl At The End Of The World has premiered this morning on BBC Radio 6 Music, accompanied by an interview with Tim which you can listen to here.

The…ahem…non-radio-friendly album version of the track is now streaming exclusively on the NME website, and come lunchtime you’ll be able to listen to it on the band’s WeAreJamesTV channel on YouTube.

Those who of you who’ve pre-ordered the album from the James Shop or iTunes should – I believe – have a gratis download of the track waiting for you today!

Your first date with Girl At The End Of The World

19th November 2015

The first song from Girl At The End Of The World to grace the airwaves will be premiered on BBC Radio 6 Music next Tuesday, 24 November, by Shaun Keaveny.

You can listen to the details of his announcement here, followed by a quick chat with Tim – skip to about 2hr 48mins into the programme.

Tune in to his programme live next Tuesday between 7-10am and treat yourself to your FIRST EVER blast of Girl At The End of The World

The James Shop’s ‘GIRL’ department now open for pre-orders!

18th November 2015

Please make your way, in an orderly manner, to the James Shop to view our special range of Girl At The End Of The World bundles and sets – which as of today are available to pre-order.

We have combos of T-shirts, CDs, LPs, cassettes, signed A4 art prints and a signed 12×12 holographic print.

Order now for delivery on 18 March 2016 when the album is joyously released.

Girl At The End Of The World: Our New Album & Tour

16th November 2015

We proudly present the 14th James studio album…

Girl At The End Of The World. Take a moment to read Jim’s personal introduction to the album in the blog and then come back for details of the accompanying tour, and more.

Where and when can I get my hands on this beauty?

Girl At The End Of the World will be released on 18 March 2016… The James Shop will stock a variety of special and deluxe bundles – including signed versions – which will be available to pre-order from 9am on Wednesday. There are CDs, LPs, even cassettes this time around! Holographic or standard signed prints and special Ts too.

You’ll also be able to pick up a CD or LP from your favourite local record store, as well as the usual suspects like Amazon and iTunes.

Pre-order opens at 9am on Wednesday 18th November.

Girl At The End Of The World Tour

The Girl At The End Of The World Tour is coming to the following concert halls and arenas across the UK this spring.

Mon 2 May Colston Hall, Bristol

Tue 3 May Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Wed 4 May O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

Fri 6 May The O2 Forum, Kentish Town, London

Sat 7 May Brixton Academy, London

Mon 9 May The UEA, Norwich

Tue 10 May Bournemouth O2 Academy

Thu 12 May Venue Cymru, Llandudno

Fri 13 May Manchester Arena

Sat 14 May Leeds First Direct Arena

Mon 16 May Hull City Hall

Tue 17 May Newcastle City Hall

Thu 19 May The Hydro, Glasgow

Fri 20 May Barclaycard Arena , Birmingham

Sat 21 May Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

As Jim says, The essence of James is live. The pleasure never diminishes. I can’t wait for us to get our hands on these songs in front of the best audience a band can have. Please join us…

Tickets for the Girl At The End Of The World Tour go on general sale at 9:30am this Friday 20 November. Visit the live page for ticketing links and numbers.

There will be a limited number of V.I.P. Soundcheck tickets available, which include a seat in the first five rows or early entry for Standing/GA, a unique opportunity to attend 3 songs of the band’s soundcheck, a 15-min Q&A session, an exclusive V.I.P. gift, a souvenir laminate to take home with you, and prioroty early entry to the venue to give you first crack at the barrier, or a more civilised merch-shopping experience! These are only available from The James Shop.

So there you go. New album! New tour! Happy days, eh?

Let’s close with a word from Tim on the new album: “As always with James it’s a collaborative process allowing ample room for improvisation, intuition, skill and dumb luck. From the outside our process looks like chaos, but chaos is our friend and we have a history that gives us confidence that something magical will eventually appear. Most of my best lyrics are unconscious typos so don¹t ask me what it’s about; your projection is as good as mine. This was perhaps the most difficult and stressful album we have ever made. I hope you find it as rewarding as we do. OYSTER-GRIT-PEARL.”

See you at the end of the world…

Lamacq’s Greatest Band T-Shirts Shortlist

3rd November 2015

Guess who made Steve Lamacq and 6 Music’s Greatest Band T-shirts shortlist! Yes indeedy, the trusty James daisy has been voted through. You can cast a vote yourself through 26th November if you fancy…

And don’t forget to dust your own off for “Wear Your Old Band T-shirt to Work Day” on the 27th!

You can tune in to Steve’s show that day to hear the winner too – he’ll be counting down the results in the final hour, culminating in the announcement of the All-Time No 1 band T-shirt as chosen by 6 Music’s listeners.

‘All I’m Saying’ video wins its first award!

24th August 2015

Proud to say our video for All I’m Saying won Best Picture at We Like ’Em Short Film Festival.

It was screened at the festival in Baker City, Oregon on 22 August, and unveiled as the winner in the Best Picture category during the award ceremony last night.

Congratulations to director and animator Péter Vácz, and producer Picasso Pictures.

You can watch the video here on the WeAreJamesTV YouTube channel. Enjoy.

On the last 6 gigs of the summer, Worcester – No. 6

17th August 2015

Hi everybody. I’m sorry to say Larry won’t be able to join us for Worcester, IOM, Hardwick, Edinburgh, Bingley and Festival No. 6. But fear not—we’ll be in safe hands, as band buddy and former member Adrian Oxaal will be stepping in to cover for him.

(Unfortunately Adrian can’t make the Bingley show. But rest assured we will be finding a suitable stand in.)

Special extra set orchestrated by Joe Duddell for Festival № 6

10th August 2015

We are thrilled to announce that three of the band will be teaming up with renowned composer/conductor Joe Duddell—of 2011 Orchestra Tour fame—for an exclusive one-off performance of a special 30 minute set, written exclusively for Festival № 6. They’ll be playing in the intimate setting of Portmeirion Town Hall, on Saturday 5 September, with an 8-piece classical ensemble.

Expect some magic…

Festival № 6 surprise Sunday co-headliners

2nd July 2015

Late breaking news: James have been added to the bill at the wonderful Festival № 6, as surprise Sunday co-headliners.

“I love Portmeirion and I can’t believe we are going to play a gig there,” said Jim last night in response to the news. “The festival looks amazing. Can’t wait.”

It’s a lovely little ’boutique’ festival with a diverse line-up, held in the magical village of Portmeirion built into a hillside in North Wales. Weekend tickets are on sale now, visit the Festival № 6 website for details and prices.

Belle & Sebastian, Metronomy and Grace Jones are the other main stage headliners lined up for the event.

VIP Soundcheck Add-Ons coming for Delamere

22nd June 2015

If you have a ticket for Delamere Forest Live next month and would like to upgrade to include entry to the VIP Soundcheck, take note: we’ll have Add-Ons, priced at £30 (and to be used in conjunction with standard concert ticket purchased elsewhere), on sale on Tuesday 23 June around lunchtime. (Exact time TBC)

The Delamere VIP Soundcheck Upgrade includes:

  • A unique opportunity to attend the band’s pre-show soundcheck (minimum three songs)
  • 15 minute Q & A session (questions taken from audience after soundcheck)
  • Exclusive VIP gift
  • Souvenir VIP laminate to take home
  • Priority early entry to the venue

    * An e-mail will be sent one week prior to the show with exact times and details for the soundcheck and early entry. All included items provided on arrival.
    ** N.B. These are non-transferable and may not be sold for profit – doing so renders them null and void. Presentation of I.D. matching the original booking will be required on collection, and you will also need to be in possession of a valid concert ticket (purchased separately).

We’ll confirm the on-sale time and add the link here tomorrow, stay tuned!

UPDATE: On sale now!