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Our new single – Curse Curse! Plus music video filmed live at MEO Marés Vivas

17th July 2014

It’s official – our newest single from La Petite Mort is Curse Curse!

And in further exciting news – we’re filming the music video for this LIVE tomorrow as we headline MEO Marés Vivas in Portugal.

Will you be there? If so please have a listen, and then another, and another. Get to know it tonight – we want you all singing along! Enjoy, and do share… Obrigados!

Curse Curse

In my hotel room
Sounds from next door
Someone’s getting laid
God’s name’s proclaimed
The end is on its way
Turned on, ashamed
I turn the TV up – Copa del Rey
Messi shoots and scores
A hundred thousand came

No rain for days
I’m easily ignited
I think too much
Don’t get me excited

Pour me more tequila
Raise the flames to fever
Some spirit draws me out
Praise the lord and kiss me on the mouth
Two shots more tequila
Raise the flames to fever
Some spirit draws me out
Praise the lord and kiss me on the mouth

Alone in my bedroom
Alone in my bedroom
I prowl the walls, create shadows

I’m crazy as a wasp
On a window in a heat wave
I see the light
But something’s in my way

I’m just a profiteer
Running out of luck
Gunning on desire
Curse curse curse curse
I’m just a hack in fear
That I’m not good enough
Gunning on desire
Curse curse curse curse

Pour me more tequila
Raise the flames to fever
Some spirit draws me out
Praise the lord and kiss me on the mouth
Two shots more tequila
Raise the flames to fever
Some spirit draws me out
Praise the lord and kiss me on the mouth

Time to wake, time to wake the floorboards,
Time to ride, time to ride the dark horse
Time to shake, time to shake up the neighbours

Alone
In my bedroom
Alone
In my bedroom
I prowl the walls, create
Shadows

U.S. & Canadian release date confirmed for La Petite Mort

17th July 2014

Fans in the U.S. and Canada who haven’t already ordered from over here – La Petite Mort will finally be coming to your shores on Tuesday 16 September.

CD and digital are definites – we’re hoping for vinyl too but not yet sure if that will come together. There’s a chance we may have a US web shop with bundles, so you may wish to keep your pre-order options open till we have more info for you. But mark the date in your diary!

Live stream of headline set at Marés Vivas

15th July 2014

The whole headline set from MEO Marés Vivas on Friday night (18 July) will be live streamed via the festival’s facebook page, or this link from their page. The band are due on stage at 11pm local and UK time, and you don’t want to miss this…

T in the Park set LIVE STREAM!

10th July 2014

The whole set from T in the Park will be streamed LIVE online by the BBC on Saturday 12 July. The band are on stage from 5:10-6:10pm (GMT) and we expect each any every one of you to join us!

Click here to go straight to the live stream, or here to check their James page out.

Update 13 July: You can now watch footage of Getting Away With It (All Messed Up) and Curse Curse on the BBC’s T in the Park site, and there are some photos from the performance on their James page too.

URGENT: Oxford Academy tonight cancelled (Rescheduled for 10 Nov)

10th July 2014

Very sorry to have to say this: “Regrettably, James have been required to postpone tonight’s show at Oxford’s 02 Academy given doctors advice due to a current throat infection Tim Booth has. It’s being treated, and the intention is Manchester’s Summer in the City at Castlefield Bowl show will go ahead tomorrow Friday 11th July as planned.

Apologies to fans for the late notice on Oxford tonight, the show has been re-scheduled for Monday 10th November to start the November UK tour. All tickets will remain valid for the new date, or refunds can be obtained at point of purchase.”

Please spread the word.

Apple Store Kurfürstendamm, Berlin

19th June 2014

The band travel to Germany next month for a ‘Meet the Musician’ event at the Apple Store in Berlin on 3 July. This consists of a half hour moderated discussion and 10-15 min question and answer session with the audience, followed by a live performance of a few songs. The event lasts an hour in total and begins at 6:30pm.

There is seating for up to 200 people in the main events hall and free tickets can be acquired through the Apple Store, Kurfürstendamm website or the online Apple Store App.

These events are recorded live and then archived on a dedicated podcast event page. (N.B. Apparently only the discussion/Q&A is recorded at these, not the live session.)

James take over the 6 Music airwaves! Live session and more

12th June 2014

6 Music have invited the band to hijack their studio and take over the airwaves for a full 2 hours on Sunday night. They’ll be playing a handful of tracks LIVE, as requested by listeners, and choosing tracks by other artists with a James connection to spin.

And in keeping with 6 Music’s ‘Now Playing’ tradition, you, the listener, will be able to write in to help choose what’s played! Obviously without rehearsing their entire back catalogue, the pool of songs the band can play on the night is limited to a shortlist of what they can nail without a chance to rehearse, so do bear that in mind so your imagination doesn’t run too wild. But let us know what you’d like to hear! Tweet at @BBC6Music and @wearejames with #James6Music, or check out the Beeb’s blog with various other options for sending your suggestions in.

You’ll be able to listen in online worldwide – do join us! That’s 6-8pm on Sunday 15 June, BBC Radio 6 Music.

 

One-day photo comp – win entry to Castlefield plus signed album

7th June 2014

Today, for one day only, we’re running a photo competition for fans with their albums. To be in with a chance, just head down to you local record store (or whatever passes for one in your town) and get a photo of yourself with La Petite Mort. Post it on the official James facebook page, or tweet it at @wearejames on Twitter with the hashtags #james #lapetitemort.

The top prize winner will be selected by you – the fans and general public – based on how many ‘likes’ or ‘favourites’ are received by midnight tonight – and they’ll receieve entry for two to the sold out Castlefield Bowl gig Summer In The City, plus a copy of the album signed by the band. There will be prizes for 2nd and 3rd place too (chosen by us) – 2nd will secure a signed copy of the album, 3rd place a La Petite Mort themed T-shirt and assorted album related gubbins.

To give yourself the best chance of winning, try to be creative with the photos! Winner will be selected at midnight tonight.

Good luck!

6 Music ‘Album of the Day’

5th June 2014

Pleased to report that BBC Radio 6 Music have chosen La Petite Mort as their ‘Album of the Day’ for today, 5 June. Let’s all tune in and discover just what that entails!

Tim on BBC Daily Politics tomorrow

4th June 2014

Tune in to BBC Two tomorrow (Thursday 5 June) at noon to watch Tim take part in the discussion on the Daily Politics show.