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.

La Petite Mort ~ album number 13 ~ Out now!

2nd June 2014

James 'La Petite Mort' sleeve

Walk Like You / Curse Curse / Moving On / Gone Baby Gone / Frozen Britain / Interrogation / Bitter Virtue / All In My Mind / Quicken The Dead / All I’m Saying

alive and playful and endlessly curious” – Nick Duerden, The Independent  |  “powerful and uplifting” – Uncut

CD ~ Heavyweight vinyl double LP ~ Digital download

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Calling all James fans – a thunderclap for La Petite Mort!

28th May 2014

The new album La Petite Mort is released on Monday, and we’ve a favour to ask. The band (and all at HQ!) feel they’ve made one of their strongest albums to date, and would really appreciate it if you can help us spread the word – en masse – come 9am Monday morning. Let’s get a buzz going and welcome La Petite Mort with a bang – or better still a thunderclap!

With a couple of clicks you can pledge a tweet, Facebook or Tumbler post to get us off to a running start. We’ve chosen the amazing and indeed moving video Ainslie Henderson made for us for Moving On as the link we’d most like to introduce people to the album with – and we felt it was something you’d be as proud as we are to share.

You’ll find all the details here on our Thunderclap page, in just a few seconds there you can book a tweet or post to go out at 9am on Monday. Please join us and hundreds of fans who’ve already signed up! Thanks for your support.

The One Show – and you’re all invited

25th May 2014

The band will be guests on The One Show this Wednesday (28 May), for a couch chat and a song to play the show out. You can, of course, watch from the comfort of your own home – the show airs live on BBC One from 7-8pm.

But if you’re in the area, why not come down and watch live? The performance will be outside on the piazza at BBC Broadcasting House (Portland Place), which is open to the public, so if you’re within striking distance we’d love to see you there!

Live in session on Chris Evans Radio 2 Breakfast Show tomorrow

22nd May 2014

James will be performing 4 tracks live on air with Zoe Ball tomorrow, as she sits in for Chris Evans on his Radio 2 Breakfast Show. Tume in from about 8am; you can listen on 88-91 FM, online via the iPlayer and DAB digital radio.

Update: Superb semi-acoustic renditions of She’s A Star, new single Moving On, a cover (very rare for the band) of Neil Young’s Heart of Gold, and Laid were played, and if you missed it you can ‘Listen Again’ for the next week here.

James head home to Manchester for HMV instore on album launch day

21st May 2014

Pleased to reveal the band are heading home to Manchester to launch album number 13 amongst friends old and new – playing a short set and signing copies of the new album at HMV on Monday 2 June.

Come and celebrate the release with us!

The performance starts at 5:30pm and capacity is only 200, so come down early to secure your place. The signing takes place afterwards. No wristbands for this, just come along and get a copy of La Petite Mort in plenty of time to queue up for the show. They’ll have both the CD and the beautiful heavyweight double vinyl LP in store…

The following day you can catch them down south, doing the same at Rough Trade East in London. This one you can book in advance by pre-ordering their album/ticket bundle to collect along with a wristband in store on 3 June prior to the 7pm start. Please read the terms and instructions on their site carefully and contact them if needed for clarification. They will also set approximately 1/2 the wristbands aside for customers who purchase the album in store from 2 June, so even once the bundles in their web shop have sold out you’ll have a chance to secure one in person if you’re quick enough.

The pre-sale is open for business

8th May 2014

Now that our mailing list subscribers have had their fill during their exclusive 24 pre-sale, we’d like to share the remainder of our allocation with you as visitors to The link to the pre-sale is here – you’ve got til 10:30am tomorrow when the general sale begins to take your pick!

And don’t forget – each ticket order (apart from the VIP packages) includes a copy of the new album by default – if you only want tickets, you need to click the link that says To purchase tickets without an album please click here. If you forget or buy one by mistake, not to worry, Ticketmaster have agreed to issue a speedy refund, no questions asked, just contact them and tell them you’d like to cancel the album portion of the order.

Moving On video – by Bafta winner Ainslie Henderson – now available worldwide on WeAreJamesTV

6th May 2014

We proudly present our video for Moving On – now available to viewers worldwide via the WeAreJamesTV YouTube channel. The video is a labour of love and inspiration by BAFTA award winning animator and director Ainslie Henderson, with help from fellow animator Michael Hughes, model-maker Tobias Feltus, and storyboarder Will Anderson. For more about the stories behind the song and the video, visit our blog.