Radio 2 Spoken Word Session with Janice Long
9th March 2014
Tim will be joining Janice Long on Radio 2 tomorrow night at midnight – late Monday night, but technically Tuesday if you know what I mean – for approximately an hour. Tune in on 88-91 FM, DAB digital radio, digital telly or the online iPlayer.
‘Listen Again’ on the BBC iPlayer – two tracks plus oh so revealing interview
6th March 2014
If you missed the band on air with Lauren Laverne today on 6 Music, remember you can catch up later via the BBC iPlayer. The full show will be available on demand for 7 days, but you’ve a whole 4 weeks to listen to the James session.
Two tracks were played – the first ever live rendition of Frozen Britain, from the forthcoming album La Petite Mort, and a cracking version of Getting Away With It (All Messed Up). Plus a lengthy, entertaining, and most definitely revealing (far, far too revealing at times…) interview with most of the band. This link will take you straight to the goods – no need to fast forward through the programme.
6th March 2014
James’ performance at Latitude was announced live on air on BBC Radio 6 Music today by Lauren Laverne - the band will take the Obelisk Stage on Saturday 19 July. Other artists appearing on their stage are Damon Albarn (fancy a kickabout…?) and Bombay Bicycle Club.
The band are delighted to be returning to Latitude this year, as expressed today by Tim, “We love playing Latitude because it embraces creativity in all its many faces; not just a dole queue of bands. This raises it above the corporate norm into the realm of something more magical. May the sun shine down on us all.”
Day tickets and weekend tickets are on sale now. See the live page for ticketing links.
In session on 6 Music with Lauren Laverne – Thursday 6th March
4th March 2014
James will be appearing LIVE in session on 6 Music with Lauren Laverne this Thursday 6 March between 10am-1pm. Two tracks played live plus interview.
A third track will be recorded during the session, and held for playback on the Radcliffe & Maconie show between 1-4pm that afternoon.
You can listen in on DAB digital radio, online via the BBC iPlayer, Freeview channel 707, Freesat 707, Sky TV 0120, Virgin 909, or on many tablets and smartphones by downloading the appropriate app. Visit the Radio 6 Music – How To Listen page for more info.
Frozen Britain chosen as Xfm’s ‘Song of the Week’
3rd March 2014
We’re pleased to say that Frozen Britain – from the forthcoming album La Petite Mort – has been chosen by Xfm as their ‘Song of the Week’, and is guaranteed a play every morning during their Breakfast Show between 6-10am.
Under the sea, under the sea… Festival Meo Marés Vivas confirmed
27th February 2014
James return to Festival Meo Marés Vivas 6 years on, to once again headline this lovely Portuguese festival with seaside stage on Friday 18 July. Expecting a crowd of approximately 25,000, intimate it is not, but it’ll be a belter.
Visit the live page for ticketing links.
Global premiere of new video for Frozen Britain today!
26th February 2014
T in the Park return
25th February 2014
For the first time since 2009, James return to Baldo, Kinross to play T in the Park on Saturday 12 July.
“It’s a real privilege to be playing this years ‘T In The Park’. It is a festival that we’ve a long and memory packed history with. The Scottish people have always been wonderful to ‘James’ and it will be a true pleasure to be back amongst friends,” said Jim this morning whilst enjoying a piping hot bowl of Scott’s Porage Oats.
Tickets on sale from Friday 28 February at 9am – see the live page for details.
6 Music raves about Frozen Britain and takes it for a spin on the Rad and Mac show
25th February 2014
“James fans, James fans, let me give you a moment to get close to your radio, because they’ve got a brilliant new track released to radio today – an excellent THUMPING bassline – and it’s called Frozen Britain… I love them, I’ve loved them forever.” – Chris Hawkins BBC 6 Music
Have a listen to Chris Hawkins of 6 Music raving like a loon about the newest James track to grace the airwaves, here on the BBC iPlayer. The track gets a play, and there’s a telephone chat with Tim too. Jump to about 46 minutes into the broadcast to start with the James content.
Don’t forget you get a free instant download of Frozen Britain with every pre-order of the album on CD or LP through our shop.
La Petite Mort – New album out 2nd June – Pre-order for free instant download of Frozen Britan
24th February 2014
Hello there everybody in ‘James’ land, Jim here. The very pleasurable duty of writing this introduction has fallen on my weary but capable shoulders. Like a tired but excited father announcing the birth of his thirteenth child, “The next James album is finished”. “Yes, I can’t believe it either”.
It has sprung from writing sessions in Athens, Lisbon, the Scottish Highlands and the tropical paradise of Ancoats. We have had a long, sometimes toughicult [sic] but exciting journey, and it’s been oh so very fruitful and rewarding.
‘La Petite Mort’ is an album that has stretched us and the songs and pushed us to new heights in craftsmanship and intensity, ably captured by producer Maximilian Dingel.
I know you won’t be getting the album till June, but with the pre-order is a free download of the first radio track off the album — ‘Frozen Britain’ — and I hope you enjoy it.
James will be playing gigs and festival throughout the year, so keep an eye on wearejames.com for info. We will of course be playing lots of songs off the new record.
There is also probably an arena tour in the pipeline but I don’t think I’m supposed to mention that, so I must remember to delete that bit before I send this.
Anyway, a good year ahead for all of us, and hopefully for your good selves too.
Best wishes, Jim Glennie.
‘La Petite Mort’. Coming 2nd June on CD and LP
Walk Like You / Curse Curse / Moving On / Gone Baby Gone / Frozen Britain / Interrogation / Bitter Virtue / All In My Mind / Quicken the Dead / All I’m Saying
You can pre-order album number 13 on CD, vinyl LP or as part of a Super Deluxe bundle from our swish new web shop as of today…
You’ll receive an instant gratis download of the first track to grace the airwaves — Frozen Britain — and on 28th April a download of the mighty first single Moving On will be unlocked for you too.
We also have a limited number of Super Deluxe bundles available — these include a signed & numbered holographic print, exclusive lyric book with notes from the band and unseen photographs, and a special T-shirt only available with these bundles, along with your choice of CD or LP. You’ve been waiting a long time for this album, and it’s a good ‘un — so go on, treat yourselves….wearejames.com shop.
Head to our blog for a word from Tim on the inspiration behind the lyrics on La Petite Mort…