Old ‘classics’ range of merch back online
23rd September 2014
We finally got some of our old Classics range of merch added to the new web shop – and at fairly rock bottom prices, with a sale running until 18th November. Ts under a tenner! You can see the range here – it includes daisy and ‘ja-m-es’ Ts, leather wallet with an embossed flower, and assorted gubbins from past tours.
22nd September 2014
Thrilled to confirm the band are playing a live session for Absolute Radio back on home turf next month! We’re booked into the Hard Rock Cafe Manchester for the event – hosted by old band pal Pete Mitchell – which takes place on 13th October. There won’t be tickets for sale for this session but there are three ways you can win them.
1) Tune in to Absolute Radio between now and then for chances to win them on air.
2) Hard Rock are running a competition on their Facebook page.
3) We’ll be giving tickets away too, stay tuned for details of how you can win!
Highlights from the gig will be played on Pete Donaldson’s Evening Show on Thursday 23 October and again on Sunday night Music Night Music Club on 26 October; and video of the session will be available to watch online at absoluteradio.co.uk.
Start spreadin’ the news…New York, New York
16th September 2014
Well well well, New York, the band are finally coming back! On 21st October, James play a one off U.S. show in the grand ballroom at Webster Hall.
Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am EST. There will be VIP Soundcheck tickets available for this show, available from our web shop, priced at $60 (USD). Regular tickets go on sale via Ticketweb and will cost $30 plus booking fees etc.
Album out in North America today!
16th September 2014
CD ~ Heavyweight vinyl double LP ~ Digital download
Live at Maida Vale session for 6 Music
15th September 2014
James have been invited to play at the BBC’s historic Maida Vale studios next month, as part of 6 Music’s #6MusicLive series. This comprises five sessions running from 6th-10th October, featuring bands and artists chosen by the BBC for ‘perfectly encapsulating the alternative spirit of 6 Music’. James will be closing the series, appearing on 10th October.
6 Music are giving away a limited number of tickets to each session – you can register for a chance to win a pair here on their website. Those at home will be able to watch the sessions live online. Afterwards there will be highlights available to watch each evening via the ‘red button’, and highlights on demand online for 30 days.
La Petite Mort tops 6 Music poll: Albums criminally overlooked for Mercury shortlist
14th September 2014
On BBC Radio 6 Music tonight, Tom Robinson announced that La Petite Mort had ‘by far and away’ the most votes from listeners in their poll to establish the albums most criminally overlooked for the Mercury Music Prize shortlist.
He went on to play ‘Walk Like You’ – most requested track from the album – to bring their programme highlighting the shortlist to a close.
If you missed the 2 hour ‘#Mercury6Music’ special, you can Listen Again here for the next week.
Got questions you’re dying to ask the band? Join us for #MindTheChat
8th September 2014
Now’s your chance to ask all those questions – about La Petite Mort, touring, our lovely new videos, or just James life in general. BBC America‘s Mind The Gap will be interviewing Tim on Twitter on Wednesday – with your help!
Come and join us on Twitter from 7-8pm UK time (2-3pm EST), deploying the hashtag #MindTheChat, where Tim will be answering your questions and the Beeb’s.
Curse Curse Remix Top 10 Countdown Begins!
8th September 2014
Jim and Tim proudly introduce our Curse Curse ‘Remix Me’ Top Ten Countdown on behalf of the band.
Jim begins: “The Official James Curse Curse Remix Competition is finished and we have a winner; in fact ten of them. We will be announcing the Top Ten in reverse order starting with tenth position today.
What an absolutely brilliant experience this has been. With pushing 80 entries spanning all genres and tastes.
The standard has been incredibly high and our job virtually impossible. Remixers, we salute you.
There should have been multiple categories: Best Dance, Most Original, Makes You Smile etc etc etc.
It was so hard to whittle it down to just ten.
But here we go…”
Tim continues: “Music shouldn’t be in competition with music. Leave that to sports. How do you compare remixes when some are dance versions, others alternative song arrangements, some industrial noise experiments, one a knowingly kitschy Burt Bacharach parody.
It’s been a great process for us to hear such wonderful variations – five of us in James voted our top ten and here is No 10.”
Jim reveals… “In tenth place, George Zambra.
I particularly liked George’s mix as unlike most, that highlighted the dance element of the song, George went for guitars.
The last 1 minute 30 seconds sounds like us playing live, or at least how I’d like us to sound.
So, well done George.”
Tune in tomorrow for Number 9!
America – free full stream of La Petite Mort premiered on Pandora!
2nd September 2014
Pandora Premieres is now streaming La Petite Mort IN FULL ahead of the U.S. release on 16th September. This will be online until the evening of Monday the 8th. (Note, apparently this is only accessible to those in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand.)
So, if you’re in the U.S. and as yet undecided about the album – now’s your chance to check it out. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order on CD or gorgeous heavyweight vinyl from Amazon.com, our web shop, or indeed your favourite local record store; or digitally from iTunes and others.
And if you already got your copy from the UK and have fallen in love, feel free to help spread the word amongst friends and family on that side of the Atlantic by sharing the stream online.
Last call for our Curse Curse Remix Competition! Enter by midnight tonight
29th August 2014
We’re into the final day for submissions for the Curse Curse remix competition we’re running with DJ Mag – please send your entries to us by midnight tonight, so they can be passed on to our distinguished panel of judges (a.k.a. the band) for consideration.