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WFUV New York session broadcast tonight

8th January 2015

From New York’s WFUV FM: “One of Manchester’s best-known bands, always marching to its own distinctive, unabashedly emotional beat, James has resolutely ridden the waves of its hometown’s ever-fluctuating punk, acid house, Madchester and Britpop phases.

“It was a triumphant James that visited FUV’s Studio A this fall to perform Moving On and Interrogation from La Petite Mort. They were proud of their 13th album which deftly plumbs the darkest recesses of deep loss and more uplifting moments of learning to move forward. I spoke to Booth and Glennie about the recording of what could have been a difficult album, given its subject matter, and Booth’s personal navigation of a tough time in his life. We also touched on James’ long, remarkable history and their experience working with legends like Factory Records’ Tony Wilson and producer Brian Eno.”

In the New York area tune in to 90.7 FM from 9pm. If you’re further afield or miss the broadcast, you can watch the live tracks and listen to the interview here in the WFUV archives.

Isle of Wight confirmed

8th January 2015

Pleased to announce James have just been confirmed for Saturday 13th June at Isle of Wight Festival. Tickets are on sale now, visit the live page for links.

Scarborough in May? Don’t mind if we do

23rd December 2014

Join us at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on 22nd May 2015 – tickets on sale on Boxing Day at 9am;  you’ll find a range of numbers and links on our live page. Note the Sands Box Office (01723 364714), or SOAT (01723 81811) seem to have the lowest booking fees (just £2 per ticket for card sales, as opposed to Ticketmaster’s £5+).

Fan-footage from Portugal requested

15th December 2014

Can you help…? Were you filming at the concerts at Meo Arena or Guimarães in Portugal? If you’ve got some good footage you’re happy to share with us, kindly e-mail a download link (dropbox, wetransfer.com or similar) to film[at]wearejames[dot]com. Thanks all.

Precisamos da tua ajuda! Estavas a filmar nos concertos do Meo Arena ou de Guimarães em Portugal?
Se tens boas filmagens que queiras partilhar connosco, por favor envia link por email (dropbox, wetransfer.com ou similar) para film[at]wearejames[dot]com. Obrigado a todos!

First festival confirmation for the new year

2nd December 2014

First festival confirmation for 2015 – the band will be headlining Bearded Theory, held at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, on Sunday 24th May. Tickets are on sale now, visit the live page for links.

Busking at São Bento

25th November 2014

Join us at 3pm on Thursday 27th, as the band play a couple of tunes and take questions at the magnificent and historic São Bento railway station in Porto. Free to attend and all welcome. Spread the word!

New single “All I’m Saying” – plus b-side “Let Us Die” from La Petite Mort sessions – out today!

17th November 2014

Our glorious new single All I’m Saying, the third from La Petite Mort, is out digitally today – along with the cheerily named b-side Let Us Die which is also from the album sessions.

They’re available from Amazon for £1.98, 7digital (320kbps) for £1.79 and iTunes and for just £1.29 for the two. Bargain!

You can also watch our darkly beautiful video created by multi-award winning director and animator Péter Vácz here on our YouTube channel.

Macmillan volunteers collecting at Glasgow, Brum, and Leeds

14th November 2014

We have Macmillan coming to three of the shows – tonight at The Hydro, plus Birmingham and Leeds to collect donations for the wonderful work that they do.

They’ll have volunteers with collection buckets stationed after these gigs – so keep an eye out – you can also text a donation from home or gig by sending: MANC14 £1-£10 (choose an amount) to 70070. Perhaps just the cost of a pint or two, every little helps! It seems like everyone has a story of how Macmillan has helped someone they know – we’re proud to have an opportunity to support their work in some small way.

Moving On wins UK Music Video Award

11th November 2014

Well it’s about time. The wonderful video for Moving On, created for us by BAFTA winning director and animator Ainslie Henderson, was recently nominated for both Best Rock/Indie Video and Best Animation In A Video at the 2014 UK Music Video Awards – and has come away victorious in the latter category, with the award for Best Animation.

Massive congratulations to the team behind the video – Ainslie of course on director and animator duties, plus his cohorts Michael Hughes (co-animator) Tobias Feltus (model-making) and William Anderson.

To watch Moving On, make your way to the WeAreJamesTV YouTube channel, where all kinds of other La Petite Mort related goodies await – including the superb and quite magical video for All I’m Saying, created by Péter Vácz.

We meet again, Stirling – Tickets on sale tomorrow

3rd November 2014

The band will be playing a special intimate warm up date in Stirling next Saturday 8th November – this time at The Albert Halls. Capacity is a little more generous than last time they came to town, but still tiny at just 600, so this is a rare opportunity and you’ll have to move fast to secure your place!

Tickets go on sale on Tuesday the 4th at 10am, and you can buy in person from both The Albert Halls and Tolbooth box offices, over the phone from either (Albert Halls on 01786 473544, Tolbooth 01786 274000), and online via their website. There will be an allocation of tickets reserved for people buying in person, please contact the venue for more info if desired.

Downstairs will be standing / General Admission, and there’s seating in the balcony if you prefer. Set length should be roughly 90 mins, and this is a full band, electric performance. Tickets will be priced at £30, and both box offices charge a ridiculously low booking fee of just £1 on top. Note that under-16s must be accompanied by an adult.

N.B. The tickets are not transferable and cannot be resold – attempting to resell for profit renders the ticket invalid. ID matching booking will be required for entry.