“James on course for first chart-topping album in 18 years” – Official Charts Company
21st March 2016
News just in from The Official Charts Company: “They say patience is a virtue, and one band who [know] that all too well are British rock band James, who could be scoring their first Number 1 album in nearly two decades this week.
“Following their first Number 1 album – 1998’s ‘The Best Of’ – James are on the cusp of their second UK chart topper with their 14th studio album Girl At The End Of The World, 18 years after they last reached the top spot.
“The record is currently just under 2,000 combined sales ahead of its nearest competitor, Adele’s 25. Can the Manchester group hold onto their early lead and grab their first non-compilation Number 1?”
Homeward bound – BBC Breakfast then HMV Manchester
20th March 2016
Tomorrow the band return to Manchester to continue the celebration on home ground. First port of call is Media City for their guest appearance on BBC Breakfast – tune in between 6-9:15am.
Next stop HMV in the Arndale Centre for a short live set followed by signing copies of the album. No tickets or wristbands issued/required, just queue up before capacity’s reached.
HAPPY GIRL AT THE END OF THE WORLD DAY
18th March 2016
SHE’S FINALLY HERE! #GetTheGirl
Or mobilise and pick it up from your friendly neighbourhood record shop.
And if you love it, please spread the word!
The One Show
16th March 2016
The band have been invited to play on The One Show tonight, tune in to BBC One from 7pm.
If you miss it you’ll be able to catch up online, check back after the broadcast for the link.
Update: You can now watch the programme online here, for James content you want the first few mins and the last five or so.
Release week festivities!
16th March 2016
We’ve got an action packed week ahead, as we celebrate the album’s release up and down the country. Join us / tune in / etc.
Thursday 17th: BBC Radio 6 Music session on Lauren Laverne’s Morning Show. The band will play live on-air sometime between 10am-1pm.
Friday 18th: HELLO GIRL AT THE END OF THE WORLD
Chris Evans Breakfast Show hosts the band for a live session! Don’t miss it. James join Chris in the Radio 2 studios sometime between 6:30-9:30am.
HMV Oxford Street, London: Short live performance and album signing. Tickets (free) must be pre-booked for this one and they have all been allocated, but if you check our facebook event page there have been quite a few last minute spares offered. The line up will likely be Tim, Jim, Saul, Mark and Adrian Oxaal.
Sunday 20th: HMV Leeds album signing session, 3pm. You don’t need to book for this (nor can you), just queue up before capacity is reached. Band members in attendance will probably be Tim, Jim, and Saul. UPDATE (20/3): Tim and Saul will now be busking a song or two before the signing commences.
Monday 21st: BBC Breakfast appearance. BBC One between 6-9:15am.
HMV Manchester short live set and album signing session. 5:15pm. No tickets required, just queue up before it’s full. The line up will likely be Tim, Jim, Saul, Mark, and Adrian Oxaal.
Tuesday 22nd: HMV Newcastle album signing session, 5:15pm. No tickets or wristbands issued, just turn up before capacity is reached. Band members present will be Tim, Jim and Saul. UPDATE (20/3): They’ll now be busking a song or two prior to the signing session.
Wednesday 23rd: HMV Glasgow (Argyle Street), short live set and album signing session. 5:15pm. No tickets required, just queue up before capacity is reached. Line up will likely be Tim, Jim, Saul, Mark and Adrian Oxaal.
BBC Radio Scotland Quay Sessions performance RECORDED for broadcast the following night. If you’re quick you can still register for the BBC’s ticket ballot (a.k.a. drawing), this closes at 4pm on Thursday 17th.
Absolute Radio session (recorded earlier in the week) broadcast. Time TBC. This session will air again on the 27th, and if all goes to plan should be available to WATCH on Absolute’s website at some point too. Keep an eye out for updates.
BBC Radio Scotland The Quay Sessions performance (filmed on the 23rd) airs from 9-11pm. If you miss this you’ll be able to catch it again on the radio from 3-5pm on Sunday the 27th, or avail yourself of the online catch-up feature.
We’ll update this news post as and when as needed, keep an eye out for last minute additions.
Vote Laid for best British song
16th March 2016
Radio X are asking listeners to vote for Best British Song, and the fans are galvanizing behind Laid to try to get it to the top!
You can vote for three songs in total, so you can add your two personal faves as well and giving Laid a boost.
They’re counting down the winners live on air on 28th March so cast your vote and tune in for the results!
Sneak peek – album stream
15th March 2016
Some of you may wish to look away now…
But those who like to peek at their Xmas pressies early had better brace themselves for something big!
The Telegraph is previewing Girl At The End Of The World in full. You can listen here.
Up to you whether or not you indulge early or save it for the big day – but either way, enjoy!
6 Music Lauren Laverne session
15th March 2016
The band will be joining Lauren Laverne in the 6 Music studio on Wednesday, to play a couple of tunes live and have a chat about the album.
Celebrate album release day over brekkie with Chris Evans
14th March 2016
Delighted to announce the band will be kicking off album release day festivities with Chris Evans on his Radio 2 Breakfast Show. Tune in from 6:30-9:30am to catch the boys playing live and chatting on air.
Scottish promo expedition
14th March 2016
Jim and Saul embark on a Scottish promo expedition across Glasgow today. You can catch them live on the radio or telly at the following times:
5pm: Live at Five on STV Glasgow and Edinburgh. You can watch this live online if you’re in the UK, or later via their catch up service if you’re further afield. For catch-up, skip to 13 mins into the broadcast.
They’ll also be pre-recording several interviews with local radio stations for later broadcast, so if you live in the area, listen out for them on your favourite programmes.