Video for Better Than That filmed at Halifax Victoria Theatre

19th June 2018

Our new video for Better Than That, filmed on the tour at the beautiful Victoria Theatre in Halifax, is now online!

Watch and enjoy here on our WeAreJamesTV channel on YouTube.

Later…With Jools Holland

30th May 2018

We are so excited to announce the band will finally be returning to perform on Later…With Jools Holland, after an absence of a decade.

Tune in to BBC Two next Tuesday 5th June at 10pm for the LIVE half hour broadcast, and Saturday 9th June at 10:45pm for the extended hour-long programme. Honestly you don’t want to miss this, James on Later is always something special…

Update: On Saturday the band played three songs from the new album Living In Extraordinary Times, opening the show with Better Than That, then a little chat between Tim, Jim and Jools followed by Coming Home (Pt 2), and then closing the programme with a particular fan fave from the tour, Many Faces.

Hopefully the Beeb will put all the tracks on YouTube so fans everywhere can enjoy, but for now you can watch Better Than That here, and those in the UK can catch up on the full broadcast here or on iPlayer. The timings are as follows:

Better Than That: 00.00
interview: 19.49
Coming Home (Pt 2): 29:00
Many Faces: 56.00


‘Better Than That’ sails to the top of the vinyl and physical singles charts

25th May 2018

Pleased to report Better Than That has debuted at No.1 on the Official Vinyl Singles Chart as well as the Official Physical Singles Chart.

It’s also landed landed at No.28 in the Official Top 40 Singles Sales Chart and the Scottish Singles Sales Chart.

In possibly related news…the CD has completely sold out. But for the time being you can still get your hands on the beautiful limited edition 10″ vinyl. You can pick it up for about a tenner from the indie record shops and it’s also available from HMV and our web shop partner TM Stores. And you can download or stream it as well.

HANK lyric video unveiled

21st May 2018

As you may have gathered, Hank packs as much of a punch lyrically as it does musically. It was crying out for a lyric video, so we’ve made one. Enjoy…and spread the word.


18th May 2018

Not had one of these in a while! Today marks the release of our new EP. Welcome, Better Than That!

Get your copy on CD or limited edition 10″ vinyl from the James web shop, your favourite local indie record store.

You can listen to all four tracks – Better Than That / Hank / Busted / Broken By The Hurt – on WeAreJamesTV; download or stream from the usual outlets.

Living In Extraordinary Times

16th May 2018

We are so proud to present: Living In Extraordinary Times…

Coming 3rd August on various shades of vinyl, deluxe hardback-booked CD (with extra tracks!), cassettes, all sorts. Check out the James shop for bundles galore and the exclusive white vinyl. Or your local indie for a tasty bit of magenta!

The album was produced by wonder duo Charlie Andrew and Beni Giles, and you can have a listen to two tracks from it on WeAreJamesTV… Better Than That and newly premiered HANK.

And you’ll find an assortment of pre-order and streaming options here.

Broken By The Hurt

2nd May 2018

The third installment of our wonderful new EP is now available to listen to in full on WeAreJamesTV.

This brings the total you can now download or stream to three, with one more to come…Hank, due in two weeks’ time on 16th May. And don’t forget there’s a free instant download of lead single and title track Better Than That with pre-orders for the EP from the James web shop partner.

Busted! For your listening enjoyment.

18th April 2018

The second installment of our new EP – ‘BUSTED’ – is now online for your listening enjoyment. Have a listen on our WeAreJamesTV youtube channel or below!

You can pre-order the ‘Better Than That’ EP on CD from our web shop partner, or on limited edition 10″ vinyl from our shop or your favourite local record store.

Stream or buy downloads of the tracks via the usual suspects as well as Amazon UK (digital only – the vinyl is exclusive to independent record stores).

Presenting our new EP, ‘Better Than That’!

3rd April 2018


We proudly announce our new EP ‘Better Than That’! Produced by Mercury and Brit Award winner Charlie Andrew (who’s worked with the likes of alt-J and Wolf Alice) and Beni Giles, the 4-track EP will be released on limited edition 10″ vinyl on 18 May. Plus CD exclusively through the James web shop.

Lead single ‘Better Than That’ was premiered by Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio 6 Music today, and from midnight tonight will be available as an instant grat track with pre-orders of the EP from the James shop; as well as to download, stream, or preview on the band’s WeAreJamesTV channel on YouTube.

The three remaining tracks will be released fortnightly on alternate Wednesdays, from 4 April to 16 May.

The EP will be available to pre-order from midnight tonight from indie record stores, and the official James online shop run by TM Stores. Vinyl from all outlets will include a download code.

Lamacq to premiere new tune on 6 Music!

3rd April 2018

The moment you’ve all been waiting for! BBC Radio 6 Music has announced Steve Lamacq will premiere a brand new James song on his show TODAY after 4pm.

Tune in on DAB radio or listen online. If you miss it, you’ll be able to listen again later on the same link.

This song has found you
Asleep at the wheel of your car
You’re boring bored unengaged
Life comes to rattle your cage”