News

New single ‘Nothing But Love’ premieres on Radio 2

4th February 2016

The first proper single from the album, entitled Nothing But Love, will be premiered on Chris Evan’s Breakfast Show on Radio 2, Friday morning between 6:30-9:30am.

Tim says of the track, “Love songs tend to tread such a well-worn path that I avoid them unless I have something new to say or I’m so blinded by emotion I can’t help myself. It’s about love’s euphoria and ecstasy – that love-bomb that goes off and changes everything. But love is a high stakes game, as something you love can also be lost.”

The song will also be unlocked for free download for those who’ve pre-ordered the album from the James shop or iTunes.

Album launch shows for Manchester and London

4th February 2016

You are cordially invited to join us for two very special and intimate shows next month, as the band preview tracks from the new album live for the very first time.

James play a hometown gig at Manchester’s Academy 2 on Wednesday 17th February, then head south to the Scala in London on Thursday 18th.

Glennie says, “We finally get to play the Manchester Academy 2, or MDH (Main Debating Hall) as it used to be known. This venue played such a huge part in my musical education. Seeing Human League, Pere Ubu, Gang Of Four, The Fall and so many more in such a cool little venue.

“We’ve never played the Scala either. It seems to have a great history and reputation. Debuting the new album will be scary but should be fun.”

Tickets on general sale from 10am on Friday 5th Feb, and both standard and V.I.P. Soundcheck tickets for both gigs will be available from the James shop. A limited number of regular tickets for Manchester will also be available through Ticketline.

New track to premiere on 6 Music today!

22nd January 2016

The band have chosen a brand new album track from Girl At The End Of The World to share with the world, alongside old pals Radcliffe and Maconie on 6 Music today. Listen between 2-3pm, as Jim and Saul drop by the studio for a catch up and to proudly unveil their new tune.

Update: You can now Listen Again via the 6 Music website if you missed the broadcast, or just can’t get enough of of the sublime Move Down South…  Skip to about 1hr 32mins into the programme for James.

First gig in the UAE – James play Dubai in February

14th January 2016

The band are set to co-headline the Dubai Jazz Festival (N.B. actual jazz not included), as they visit the UAE for the very first time next month.

The festival takes place in the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre over three days, and James will be on stage around 9pm (TBC) on the opening night, Wednesday 24 February.

There are various tickets and packages on sale now, visit the festival’s website for details.

Jim and Saul drop in on Rad and Mac

11th January 2016

Tune in to Radcliffe and Maconie‘s show on 6 Music on Friday 22nd January as Jim and Saul drop by the studio for a chat about the new album Girl At The End Of The World, and likely some effervescent silliness as well. Rad and Mac are on air from 2-6pm GMT and you can listen in online (or on demand after the broadcast if you miss it).

In other 6 Music news, delighted to say To My Surprise has gone straight into the their A List! Listen out for it on heavy rotation…

Proudly presenting our latest music video…

16th December 2015

Very excited to share our latest video creation with the world. Thought provoking and topical, it was made for us by Kris Merc at Not To Scale in New York. Please head over to the Quietus as they exclusively premiere To My Surprise

Update 17 December: You can now watch the video in all its glory on the WeAreJamesTV channel on YouTube. What do you reckon to it? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, or our forum. (And if you like it…pass it on!)

Watch To My Surprise on WeAreJamesTV

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…