News

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!

Summer Sale on older merch ranges

11th June 2015

The folks at our official merch partner TM Stores are running a summer promotion on old stock in the James shop, with some excellent bargains on offer. Many tees just £6 each / 2 for £10 / 3 for £15.

Check out the full range of stock here, or the sale items here. Happy shopping.

BFI names ‘Moving On’ their ’Toon of the Month

9th June 2015

The BFI‘s international film magazine, Sight & Sound, have chosen our video for ‘Moving On’ as their ’Toon of the Month. You can read their piece on it here.

Isle of Wight set to be broadcast on Absolute Radio

5th June 2015

We’ve just been advised that the band’s entire set at Isle of Wight Festival will be broadcast on Absolute Radio, shortly after the band come off stage on Saturday 13th June.

Stay tuned for further details.

Update: The set should air about 8pm BST this Saturday. You can listen online, on DAB radio, certain satellite telly channels, and apparently even games consoles. Details of the various ways to listen are here.

Absolute James special repeated tonight

31st May 2015

Absolute 90s are broadcasting their hour-long James special again tonight, from 10-11pm BST. Recorded last year, it includes an extended interview with Pete Mitchell and plenty of tunes from over the years.

You can listen online, via DAB digital radio, satellite TV and even games consoles. (N.B. Be sure you tune in to Absolute 90s, as opposed to the regular Absolute channel.)

Isle of Man show confirmed – VIP Soundcheck also available

25th April 2015

Here’s a new one for you – James on the Isle of Man. They play the gorgeous Royal Hall at Villa Marina on Thursday 20th August and tickets go on general sale this Wednesday at 10am. However, the venue are having a pre-sale on Monday and we’ve arranged for them to share access with our mailing list subscribers. Additionally, wearejames.com subscribers will have exclusive first crack at our VIP Soundcheck tickets on Monday, so get yourself signed up! We are aiming for a 6pm start.

VIP Soundcheck tickets will be priced at approximately £60 and include:

— One reserved seat in the first 2 rows of the best blocks, or general admission (standing) ticket with early entry
— 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 packages 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.

Standard tickets will be priced at approximately £30 and note Under-16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Shortlisted at Berlin Music Video Awards—voting opens to the public

20th April 2015

All I’m Saying has been shortlisted for Best Animation at the Berlin Music Video Awards, and voting in the final round has been opened to the public – your votes will count for 20%, with the panel of judges’ selections accounting for the other 80%.

If you love the video and feel it deserves to win, please take a moment to vote for it on the official BMVA page on Dailymotion – just two clicks, one to the video and the second on the vote button. You have until 30 April to have your say. Thank you, and enjoy!


James – All I’m Saying by berlinmusicvideoawards

Curse Curse for Record Store Day!

14th April 2015

This Saturday 18 April, you’ll finally have a chance to get your hands on the much anticipated Curse Curse 12″, as the band proudly participate in Record Store Day for the first time.

The 12″ features the radio edit of Curse Curse, along with the band-chosen winner of our Remix Me competition – RNZ’s Procrastination Mix (aptly titled, don’t you think?), and two professional mixes that were commissioned, by Topher Jones and Embody.

There are only 500 copies, and they’ve been distributed to independent record stores across the country (with a few making it across the Irish Sea as well). Fortunately we have a handy list to share with you so you know where you’ll need to be come Saturday morning.

Stock will be delivered to the following outlets across the UK and Ireland (or so we’ve been advised – but double-check with your store of choice!):

Action Records (Preston) / Adrians (Essex) / Alun Hughes Film Music & Nostalgia (Wrexham) / APE Entertainment Ltd (possibly Brighton) / Apollo Music (Paisley) / Armagh Music (Armagh) / Astonishing Sounds (Burnley) / Love Music (Glasgow) / Badlands (Cheltenham) / Banquet Records (Surrey) / Barnstorm Records (Dumfries) / Bridport Music (Dorset) / B-side The C-side (Kent)

Collectable Records (Stafford) / Concorde Music Shop (Perth) / Cool Discs Music (Derry) / 101 Collectors Records (Surrey) / Crash Records (Leeds) / Cruisin Records (Kent) / David’s Music (Hertfordshire) / Debut Records (Barnsley) / Dig Vinyl (Liverpool) / Empire Records (St Albans) / Essential Music / Europa Music (Stirling) / Earworm Records (York)

Fidelity Entertainment Movie Mix (Ilfracombe) / Fives Records (Essex) / Flashback (Islington) / Forest Vinyl (Gloucestershire) / Freebird Records (Dublin) / Gatefield Sounds (Kent) / Global Groove Records (Staffordshire) / Head Records (Leamington, Blackburn, Bromley, Bristol, Belfast, Warrington) / Herrick Watson (Skegness) / Hot Rats Records (Sunderland) / Hundred Records (Hampshire) / In The Groove (Henley-on-Thames)

Ignite Records (Birmingham) / Intense Records (Chelmsford) / JG Windows (Newcastle) / Jumbo Records (Leeds) / Kaleidoscope Records (St Helens) / Left For Dead (Birmingham) / Lewks (Norfolk) / Lost In Vinyl (Cambridge) / LP’s Paradise (Walsall) / Malcolm’s Musicland (Chorley) / Mold Record Shop VOD Music (Flintshire) / Mound Music (I think it’s Coda Music Edinburgh) / Marrs Plectrum Records (Peterborough) / Music Junkee Record Junkee (Sheffield) / The Music Exchange (Nottingham) / Music’s Not Dead (Bexhill-on-Sea) / Music Mania (either Stoke-on-Trent or Clacton-on-Sea, will clarify if poss) / Music Nostalgia (Truro) / Nevermind The Music Store (Lincolnshire) / Norman Records (Leeds) / Off The Beaten Tracks (Lincolnshire)

Pebble Records (Eastbourne) / Pendulum (Nottingham) / Phoenix Sound (Devon) / Piccadilly Records (Manchester) / Probe Records (Liverpool) / Raves From The Grave (Frome or Warminster) / Record Corner (Godalming) / Record Collector (Sheffield) / Record Revivals (Scarborough) / Red House Records (Swindon) / Reflex (Newcastle) / Reflex Records (Hampshire) / Replay NetDisc (Kendal) / Resident (Brighton) / Revo Records (Halifax) / Rise Bristol (Cheltenham, Clifton, Worcester) / Rock-A-Boom (Leicester) / The Rock Box (Surrey) / Rockaway Records / Rooster Records (Exeter) / Rotation Media / Rough Trade Nottingham (Broad St) / Rough Trade Ladbroke Grove (presumably RT West on Talbot Rd!) / Rough Trade East (Brick Ln London) / RPM Music (Newcastle) / Rarekind Records (Brighton) / Rose Red Records (Bournemouth) / Rubber Soul Records (Staffordshire)/ Retro-Vibe Music (Cardiff)

Seismic Records (Leamington Spa) / Slipped Discs (Essex) / The Sound Machine (Reading) / Sound It Out Records (Stockton-on-Tees) / Sound Knowledge (Marlborough) / Spindizzy Records (Dublin) / Spun Out Sounds (Northampton) / Square Records (Dorset) / Sister Ray (London) / Static Records (Wigan) / S T Records (Dudley) / Tallbird Records (Chesterfield) / Terry’s Music (Pontypridd) / Trading Post (Stroud) / Tower Records (Dublin) / Truck Music Store (Oxford)

Vinyl & Vintage It’s For You (Wolverhampton) / Underground Solu’shn (Edinburgh) / Union Vinyl (Inverness) / The Vinyl Frontier (Eastbourne) / Vinyl Guru (Newcastle) / Vinyl Tap (Huddersfield) / Vintage & Vinyl (Folkestone) / Wah Wah Records (Wakefield) / White Label Records (Jersey) / Drift Record Shop (Totnes) / X-Records (Bolton)

Catalogue Number is FRYEP592.

Please contact any stores you’re thinking of visiting in advance to check they do have the record you want, as well as opening time on Saturday, purchase limits (usually only 1 of each item per customer, though some will allow you to queue again for another round), and advice as to what time you may want to begin queuing. A few shops have the space to allow you to wait inside, but at most you’ll be outdoors so wrap up if necessary. Some will be handing out free coffees or have arrangements with local cafés etc who will be selling hot drinks or snacks to those in the queue. On the other hand, some shops may not be expecting a queue at all – your best bet is to check with them in advance so you know what to expect on the day. Many of them have in-store entertainment planned, bands playing, or are handing out goodie bags – basically it’s meant to be a fun, celebratory sort of affair.

Any Record Store Day stock that isn’t sold in-store may be offered for sale on the shops’ website in about a week’s time, so it’s worth checking with stores direct if you can’t make it to one on Saturday, or your local doesn’t have the record you want. Maybe they’ll have leftovers you can pick up online.

If your local record store is taking part in RSD but isn’t listed above as stocking Curse Curse – ask them! There may have been omissions, or perhaps they can source one for you.

‘All I’m Saying’ nominated for Best Music Video at Sehsüchte

9th April 2015

Our video for All I’m Saying, animated and directed by the talented Péter Vácz of Picasso Pictures, has been nominated for another award – Best Music Video at Germany’s Sehsüchte Film Festival. The video will be screened on Saturday 25th April.

If you haven’t yet had the pleasure, you can watch it here on the band’s WeAreJamesTV channel on YouTube.