Lamacq’s Greatest Band T-Shirts Shortlist

3rd November 2015

Guess who made Steve Lamacq and 6 Music’s Greatest Band T-shirts shortlist! Yes indeedy, the trusty James daisy has been voted through. You can cast a vote yourself through 26th November if you fancy…

And don’t forget to dust your own off for “Wear Your Old Band T-shirt to Work Day” on the 27th!

You can tune in to Steve’s show that day to hear the winner too – he’ll be counting down the results in the final hour, culminating in the announcement of the All-Time No 1 band T-shirt as chosen by 6 Music’s listeners.

‘All I’m Saying’ video wins its first award!

24th August 2015

Proud to say our video for All I’m Saying won Best Picture at We Like ’Em Short Film Festival.

It was screened at the festival in Baker City, Oregon on 22 August, and unveiled as the winner in the Best Picture category during the award ceremony last night.

Congratulations to director and animator Péter Vácz, and producer Picasso Pictures.

You can watch the video here on the WeAreJamesTV YouTube channel. Enjoy.

On the last 6 gigs of the summer, Worcester – No. 6

17th August 2015

Hi everybody. I’m sorry to say Larry won’t be able to join us for Worcester, IOM, Hardwick, Edinburgh, Bingley and Festival No. 6. But fear not—we’ll be in safe hands, as band buddy and former member Adrian Oxaal will be stepping in to cover for him.

(Unfortunately Adrian can’t make the Bingley show. But rest assured we will be finding a suitable stand in.)

Special extra set orchestrated by Joe Duddell for Festival № 6

10th August 2015

We are thrilled to announce that three of the band will be teaming up with renowned composer/conductor Joe Duddell—of 2011 Orchestra Tour fame—for an exclusive one-off performance of a special 30 minute set, written exclusively for Festival № 6. They’ll be playing in the intimate setting of Portmeirion Town Hall, on Saturday 5 September, with an 8-piece classical ensemble.

Expect some magic…

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.)