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

james-pandora-premieresPandora 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, 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.

You can listen to many of the entries on our official entries playlist or Curse Curse Remix Me group on SoundCloud.

Let us know what you think of them! Talk to us or discuss amongst yourselves on facebook, twitter, or the forum.

Our video for Curse Curse now available worldwide on WeAreJamesTV

26th August 2014

We can finally share our new video for Curse Curse with you in all it’s high res glory; and available worldwide for everyone to enjoy now – all welcome on our WeAreJamesTV channel!

Second single, Curse Curse, officially released today

25th August 2014

Curse Curse, our second single from La Petite Mort, is officially released today and the ‘Alternative Single Edit‘ is now available from iTunes. You can get the album version of the track separately too, from Amazon or iTunes.

Later this year, Curse Curse will also be released on limited edition 12″ vinyl – oh yes! – accompanied by the band’s choice from the Curse Curse Remix Competition we’re currently running with DJ Mag. (Deadline for submissions is midnight on Friday – you’ve still time to enter if you’re quick. You can listen to some of the entries and works-in-progress here on SoundCloud.)

One week left to remix Curse Curse for us!

22nd August 2014

Curse Curse - Remix MeAny budding superstar mix engineers out there want to take a crack at Curse Curse? There’s just one week left to get your mix finished, and submit it to us via our Remix Competition with DJ Mag. The band’s favourite will be released on 12″ vinyl along with the original.

Details of the competition, and a link to download the files are here on the DJ Mag site.

We also have a Curse Curse Remix SoundCloud group set up for both participants and spectators to enjoy – feel free to upload your mix, or listen to some of the competition!

WORLD PREMIERE – our video for Curse Curse revealed!

18th August 2014

“This video was conceived by a spontaneous moment in an Athens gig and executed two days later in a Porto one. On the night of the filming it started to rain. The rain blew up the spotlights and grounded the camera drone. Somehow it didn’t dampen the spirits of the 15,000 strong audience and actually aided the visual excitement. Thank you to all who added to this magical moment captured in time. To those in Athens, Porto, and all our audiences across 32 years who have helped shape and create our intense and playful wild performances. With love and chaos.” ~ Tim

Our video for Curse Curse, filmed live at Marés Vivas in Portugal – enjoy!

Coming soon… World premiere of our music video for Curse Curse

17th August 2014

Drumroll please….. Tomorrow will see the world premiere of our music video for Curse Curse – the second single from La Petite Mort.

The video, filmed live at Mares Vivas in Portugal this summer, will be unveiled on Vevo at 3pm Monday.

Stay tuned!