Single No. 3: ‘All I’m Saying’ – plus the return of the B-side!

24th October 2014

Delighted to confirm release of our third single from La Petite Mort – All I’m Saying – will be out on 17th November, accompanied by….drum roll please….a good old fashioned b-side!

We weren’t able to secure a vinyl release this time, but you’ll be able to buy a digital bundle that includes the cheerily named Let Us Die from the La Petite Mort sessions. A b-side is a pretty major development and we know you lot will be as excited about it as we are.

We also have an incredibly cool video coming your way, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, feel free to let your favourite radio stations know how much you’d love to hear the track!

James in HD – Sky Arts Session airs Saturday

23rd October 2014

Our Sky Arts Session, filmed earlier this year, airs this Satuday 25th October at 10:30pm. Three songs from La Petite Mort plus an oldie.

Rough Trade NYC in-store this Friday

22nd October 2014

The band will be playing a short acoustic set at Rough Trade NYC this Friday, as part of a CMJ Showcase event.

Set length TBD, but a minimum of 20 mins. Acoustic performance only – no signing, due to the nature of the event with several bands playing. James close the event and will begin their set at approximately 3:15pm.

Capacity is roughly 300-350. As a CMJ showcase, their badge holders are entitled to the first 100 places but the remaining 200-250 will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. No wristbands, just arrive in plenty of time.

No purchase necessary, you don’t have to bring or buy a copy of the album, it’s a true freebie. Hope to see you there.

KEXP session on Monday! Listen online worldwide

16th October 2014

The band will be calling in to The Cutting Room whilst in New York for a KEXP live session and interview with John Richards on Monday the 20th.

This will go out live on air at 12pm Eastern Time or 5pm in the UK, and you can listen online via the KEXP website. If you miss it, don’t despair – it will be archived on their site for at least two weeks; maybe indefinitely.

Watch the band’s 6 Music Session streamed LIVE from Maida Vale

10th October 2014

Today BBC Radio 6 Music’s latest #6MusicLive session comes to a close, and naturally they’ve saved the best – our boys – for last!

They’ll be performing in front of a packed audience at the historical Maida Vale studios at 12pm today, and you can watch live online via the BBC website – the event broadcast starts at 10am.

You’ll also be able to watch via the BBC’s ‘red button’ and the iPlayer this evening, from 7pm.

Absolute Ticket Fairy

3rd October 2014

Our tiny friend the ticket fairy will be waving her wand in the direction of some lucky James fans over the course of the next few days.

Absolute Radio have given us an allocation of fan tickets for our session at Hard Rock Café Manchester on Monday 13th October, and to make sure everyone has a fair shot at them, we’ll have a few different ways you can enter the draw.

Here’s the first: Simply e-mail your name, age, address, and telephone number to us at absolutejames[at]wearejames[dot]com, before 6pm on Monday 6th October…

Note that winners’ places will not be transferable (to avoid the possibility of them being sold for profit), so you’ll need to bring ID that matches the details submitted for the draw. You also need to be 18+ for this event.

We’ll have further opportunities (with separate drawings – extra ways to enter!) on the James facebook page and @wearejames twitter account – so ‘like’ and ‘follow’ and then keep an eye on your news feed over the next few days.

Winners will be contacted on Monday the 6th Tuesday the 7th. Please note you’ll need to be free and able to get to Hard Rock Café in Manchester on Monday 13th October by around 6:30pm to check in, the session should finish at approximately 9pm. Please only enter the competition if you can actually make it! Thanks and good luck.

P.S. The ticket fairy has a Mancunian heart, and although her selections will be made at random, we cannot guarantee her magic won’t be influenced by this!

Teeny tiny acoustic treat in Stirling!

30th September 2014

With the band tucked away in bonnie Scotland this week for a writing session (cause for celebration in itself!), we have something extra special planned… How would you like a chance to see the band (in 5-piece form) play a super intimate acoustic show? Let’s set the scene… Five of them, 165 of you, in the former jail and courthouse Tolbooth in Stirling. An hour-long acoustic set, and since it’s such a tiny place we figured a little Q & A after their set was doable, you can grill them about the newly sown seeds for album number 14, perhaps!

Tuesday 7th October at 8pm. Tickets priced at £25, plus a ridiculously low booking fee of just £1 thanks to Tolbooth’s thrifty box office.

To try to ensure these tickets wind up in the fans’ hands at face value, we’ve set this sale up with box office collection (on the night) as the only option, and the tickets are non-transferable – you’ll need to present the card you booked with and ID in order to collect them. So you won’t be able to sell these on – nor will you be able to buy tickets for a friend/family member unless you’re coming to the gig with them to collect the tickets. We realise this may inconvenience a few, but we figure it’s a small price to pay to keep these out of the hands of touts!

Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Wed 1st Oct) at noon and will be available from Tolbooth’s box office counter, website, and over the phone on 01786 27 4000. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult, and there’s a 4 ticket limit per purchase.

Super League Grand Final pre-match headline

25th September 2014

Rugby fans, check this out: “Super League are delighted to announce that British rock band James will headline the pre-match and half-time entertainment at the 2014 First Utility Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford on Saturday October 11 (6.00pm).

Blake Solly, Super League General Manager said: ‘With the announcement of a headline band as big as James the pinnacle of the First Utility Super League season guarantees to deliver an amazing experience for fans both on and off the field. The excitement around the Grand Final is building nicely with tickets sales significantly up on last year and with further entertainment announcements to follow the 2014 Grand Final promises to be a memorable experience not to be missed.’

One hundred exclusive seats located next to the stage in the stand where James will perform are available from just £30. These amazing seats can be booked by calling 0844 856 1113 and quoting block W210.”

We have a small number of tickets for this event to give away to lucky fans… To enter the drawing, e-mail your name, address, age and telephone number to grandfinal[at]wearejames[dot]com by 7pm on Wednesday 8th October. Winners will be contacted later that night. Good luck!

Update: You can now watch clips from the Sky broadcast of the band playing Sit Down, Come Home, and Sometimes to a crowd of some 70,000.

Old ‘classics’ range of merch back online

23rd September 2014

We finally got some of our old Classics range of merch added to the new web shop – and at fairly rock bottom prices, with a sale running until 18th November. Ts under a tenner! You can see the range here – it includes daisy and ‘ja-m-es’ Ts, leather wallet with an embossed flower, and assorted gubbins from past tours.

Absolute Manchester

22nd September 2014

Thrilled to confirm the band are playing a live session for Absolute Radio back on home turf next month! We’re booked into the Hard Rock Cafe Manchester for the event – hosted by old band pal Pete Mitchell – which takes place on 13th October. There won’t be tickets for sale for this session but there are three ways you can win them.

1) Tune in to Absolute Radio between now and then for chances to win them on air.
2) Hard Rock are running a competition on their Facebook page.
3) We’ll be giving tickets away too, stay tuned for details of how you can win!

Highlights from the gig will be played on Pete Donaldson’s Evening Show on Thursday 23 October and again on Sunday night Music Night Music Club on 26 October; and video of the session will be available to watch online at