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Within striking distance of London on Saturday?

28th April 2016

The band are beavering away in rehearsal rooms preparing for the Girl At The End Of The World Tour which kicks off on Monday, and they’ve decided to throw the doors open for a couple of dozen fans on Saturday night… They’ll be performing an informal rehearsal set of about 60-90 mins before an audience of a few friends/family/business associates plus 20 fans who’ve been lucky enough to win tickets to this once in a lifetime experience.

Wanna come? Here’s how you can be in with a chance. Send us a photo that shows, in your own way, you’ve got nothing but love for the band. You need to feature in the photo but otherwise it’s up to you how you express it. Surround yourself with your James collection. Show us your James tattoo. Model your favourite James t-shirt. A piece of art inspired by their music. Show us your kiddies named in honour of the band: James, Daisy, Daniel, Grace, Larry, Chunny Lad (errr instant winner if you’ve got a birth certificate proving that one!), your band inspired by James, or whatever else!

Post it on Facebook here, tweet it with the hashtag #wearejames, or e-mail it to competitions[at]wearejames[dot]com before the closing time of 7pm tomorrow night (Friday 29 April). The band will select 10 winners of a pair of tickets apiece, and we’ll notify you as soon as we can, hopefully late Friday but possibly Saturday morning.

As this is such a special opportunity and places so limited, it’s important we don’t let a single ticket go to waste, so please only enter if you’re able to come. We’ll let the winners know the exact time and place, but for now all we can say is it’s taking place in London on Saturday evening.

Good luck one and all! We’ll see some of you on Saturday.

Radio 2 ‘Saturday Session’ coming soon

26th April 2016

Delighted to confirm the band will be back in the Radio 2 studio next weekend as guests on Dermot O’Leary’s programme (with Jo Whiley sitting in), playing a couple of tracks for the Saturday Sessions, and chatting about their new single, title track Girl At The End Of The World.

Tune in on FM, DAB or online between 3-6pm. If you miss it you’ll be able to catch up later via the BBC Radio 2 website.

Venue change for London – Shepherd’s Bush Empire 4th May

18th April 2016

As some of you may be aware, there’s been ongoing structural repair work taking place at Shepherd’s Bush Empire this year, which was expected to be complete in time for our show there on Wednesday 4th May.

We’re sorry to have to confirm that the repairs have not yet been finished, and in the interests of safety the venue won’t be able to reopen in time for our show.

But fear not, the gig will go ahead on the same date and will simply move across town to The Forum in Kentish Town. All tickets for the original venue remain valid, you don’t need to exchange them to attend.

Sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused, we’d love to have been able to go ahead with the show there as planned, but in the circumstances we feel a move to The Forum is a very good solution and hope you will too.

An unexpected perk is that The Forum holds 200 more than Shepherd’s Bush Empire, so although the show was sold out we can now make squeeze a few more of you in to see the show. The additional tickets go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday 19th April via gigsandtours.com and ticketweb.co.uk.

New single hits the airwaves tomorrow

18th April 2016

Tune in to Shaun Keaveny’s programme on BBC Radio 6 Music tomorrow morning to catch the first play of our new single from Girl At The End Of The World, as well as Shawn’s chat with Jim.

The show is on air from 7-10am and you’ll want to tune in for the first hour or so…

Straight in at No.2!

25th March 2016

Girl At The End Of The World has played a blinder and gone straight into the Official UK Albums Chart at No.2!

Massive congratulations to the band, heartfelt thanks to the fans.

And a standing ovation for Team James at our new(ish) record label BMG; whose passion for the band has shone through from the start, and spurred them on to help us achieve these lofty heights.

Join us all in raising a glass to the Girl tonight!

Last Orders & The Final Countdown

24th March 2016

With the final day of sales for the first week’s chart position upon us, everyone’s asking where they can get their copy and ensure it’s counted, so we’ll run through the options for you here.

Purchases of a new copy of the album from any store that reports to the OCC will be counted (this is pretty much all major retailers selling it new, in any format – CD, vinyl, digital download, even cassette!), but they only report sales up to a certain cut-off time today and the time varies from one vendor to another.

Orders placed in the James Shop by 5pm today will count towards this week’s sales. After 5pm, Amazon Prime members (or anyone who chooses ‘next day delivery’) can order up until around 8pm – just check there is still the option for your copy to arrive tomorrow and you should be okay. (Although note the delivery time in and of itself is irrelevant, but Amazon register the sale with the OCC when they take payment or ship, so that needs to happen today).

You can purchase the CD or LP online until midnight from Banquet Records, and the CD only from this web store; both have confirmed they report sales to the OCC until the official sales cut-off at 12am tonight.

And you can, of course, pick up a copy in person in-store until closing time or midnight, whichever comes first.

Digital formats purchased until midnight will be counted towards this week’s sales. That includes iTunes and various other digital outlets. 7digital have the album marked down to £5.99 for MP3 and £7.99 for FLAC today if you’re looking for a digital bargain.

Thanks one and all for your support and enthusiasm this week, and your keen interest in ensuring your copy is counted!

The final Top 100 Albums chart will be revealed by the Official Charts Company at 5:45pm tomorrow.

Please note it’s Monday’s midweek update which is pictured here, and things may look very different come Friday evening.

To put things in perspective, La Petite Mort’s midweek was No 5 and it dropped to 11 in the proper end of week chart. We’ll be delighted if Girl hangs onto a Top 5 spot, that would be a brilliant result for band and fan alike.

Note from Jim

23rd March 2016

Hi there everybody, just a few words of thanks on behalf of the band, for your incredible support for the new album. As always, you’ve done us proud and we are all very touched that you’ve been prepared to part with your hard earned money to get ‘Girl At The End Of The World’. Many, many thanks from us all.

Just a quick cheeky plea. If you are thinking of getting the album before the tour to get familiar with the new songs, can you get it by midnight Thursday to help keep us in the Top Ten?

Yours, Cheeky Jim xxx

[*Editor’s note: 5pm last orders in the James Shop, closing time at your fave local record store, or midnight for iTunes and other download outlets. Thanks everybody!]

6 Music’s Album Of The Day

23rd March 2016

Girl At The End Of The World has been chosen by BBC Radio 6 Music as their Album Of The Day today! Listen out for various tracks played throughout the day.

In related news, latest single Nothing But Love has been bumped up to the top of their playlist, advancing from B list to A list.

“James Leading Adele in Race For U.K. Albums Chart Crown” – Billboard

22nd March 2016

Billboard magazine writes, “James is on the verge of knocking Adele from the summit of the U.K. albums chart for what would be the British rock group’s first No. 1 in nearly two decades.

“James, which enjoyed hits with Sit Down and Laid in the early 1990s, is on top at the midway stage of the chart week with Girl At The End Of The World (BMG), the group’s 14th studio album.

Girl is No. 1 on the Official Top 100 Albums Chart Update, some 2,000 combined sales ahead of the second-placed album, Adele’s 25 (XL).

“If James can hang on until the Official U.K. Albums Chart is published late Friday local time, it’ll be just the band’s second No. 1 following 1998’s The Best Of – James.”

#GotTheGirl photo competition

22nd March 2016

Competition time! You have till midnight on Thursday night (24 March) to show us a photo with Girl At The End Of the World at a record store of your choice – inside or outside, digital or physical, owned or borrowed! – to be in with a chance to win entry for 2 to a gig of your choice on the May tour plus signed album for 1st place (chosen by us), or a signed album and print for 2nd place (chosen by you lot with your ‘likes’ once the competition has closed).

Post your photos on our facebook album, or tweet them at us with #GotTheGirl and #wearejames. Include name of the record shop too so they get a name check.

The competition album is hosted on facebook and that’s where you can vote for your favourite once the competition has closed for new entries. At that point the general public can vote for the runner up with a ‘like’.

N.B. No purchase required, just a photo of you with the album in/outside the store.