‘Yummy’! Available to pre-order in all formats from 10am Thursday
24th January 2024
We are very excited to announce our upcoming album ‘YUMMY’.
Released on 12th April 2024, our 18th studio album features 12 brand new tracks, including new single ‘Is This Love’.
All formats will be available to pre-order from 10am on Thursday 25th January—including Limited Edition Deluxe 2CD: ‘YUMMY ‘+ ‘PUDDING’.
PUDDING includes 12 extra tracks, demos produced by the four songwriters in James. Most of them contain the original music and vocals created in the initial jams.
These are the tracks that didn’t make it to the next stage, where we would take them to all the band members to contribute and Tim would work on the lyrics before recording the final versions with a producer. We always make more demos than we use, before recording an album and we usually jam over 100 jams before choosing which to develop. It’s our way of keeping our quality high. These may be sketches of songs, but we can hear their potential, how they would develop with further work.
James have always loved making B-sides as a way to hone creativity.
Maybe view these as the B-sides for the album Yummy.
Head to the official store from 10am this Thursday 25 January to check out what’s available and pre-order your copy.
Happy shopping x
‘Is This Love’ from the forthcoming album ‘Yummy’ is out now
15th January 2024
Premiered on Radio 2 by Jo Whiley tonight, ‘Is This Love’, the first single from the new album ‘Yummy’ is out now! You can stream on your service of choice or have a listen below. Enjoy! Yummy will be released on the 12th of April, with all formats of the album available to pre-order from 25th January.
UPDATE 16.01: Jo Whiley has selected Is This Love as her infatuation track on her BBC Radio 2 show this week, listen out for further plays on her programme.
New single ‘Is This Love’ premieres on Radio 2 with Jo Whiley tomorrow
14th January 2024
The first single from our new album is called ‘Is This Love’ and will be released tomorrow at 8pm GMT. Tune in to Jo Whiley’s show on BBC Radio 2 from 7pm GMT to hear the first radio play!
Music Feeds Live – A Concert To Fight Food Poverty at the Apollo
12th December 2023
A message from Saul: “We feel that it’s our obligation to show solidarity with people for whom visiting food banks is a desperate necessity.
We are relatively fortunate and we have a voice so we want to use it, even in a small way, to help combat rising food poverty.
Our initiative is blessed to have the support of amazing musicians and artists who are coming together to do this, so I hope that those that can, will join us on the 27th February 2024 at the O2 Apollo in Manchester, in aid of The Trussell Trust.”
General sale 9am on Friday 15th December via Ticketmaster.
Two exclusive UK orchestral festival performances confirmed for next summer
27th November 2023
The band are delighted to confirm two exclusive orchestral UK festival performances for summer 2024. They’ll play Bedford Summer Sessions on Saturday 6th July, and Lytham Festival in Lytham St. Anne’s on Sunday 7th July, with support from Johnny Marr at both shows.
There are fan pre-sales this Wednesday for those on our mailing list and AAA pass members, with general sale tickets going on sale on Thursday at 8am for Lytham Festival, and Friday 9am for Bedford Summer Sessions.
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22nd November 2023
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Live in 2024 Arena Tour – Pre-order forthcoming new studio album for pre-sale access
29th September 2023
We are excited to announce our 2024 arena tour with special guests Razorlight AND a new album release!
Pre-order the signed CD from the official store between 8am on Friday 29th September and 9:30am on Wednesday 4th October for exclusive pre-sale access to tour tickets! **
Wednesday 4th October at 9:30am: Pre-sale opens to those who have pre-ordered signed CD
Friday 6th October at 9:30am: General sale opens
**Album pre-order will remain open until release day
LIVE IN 2024
3th June — Aberdeen P&J Live
5th June — Newcastle Utilita Arena
7th June — Glasgow OVO Hydro
8th June — Leeds First Direct Arena
11th June — Cardiff Utilita Arena
12th June — Birmingham Utilita Arena
14th June — Manchester Co-Op Live
15th June — London The O2
Limited edition vinyl Gold Mum & Laid coming for National Album Day
15th September 2023
The sixth annual National Album Day on Saturday 14th October, as the music community comes together to celebrate the art of the album, sees the release of special limited edition vinyl of two of ours: Laid and Gold Mother.
More info on associated releases and events on the National Album Day site—including a one-off chance to join Jim and Saul in the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall discussing the story behind the album Gold Mother with Classic Album Sundays‘ Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy. This will be followed by an uninterrupted vinyl replay on an audiophile sound system featuring Bowers & Wilkins flagship 800 Series Diamond loudspeakers (reference monitors in some of the world’s leading recording studios e.g. Abbey Road), giving listeners a chance to hear detail and nuance in the recording they may have never heard before. After the replay there’s an opportunity for fans to ask Jim and Saul questions of their own! That’s on Tuesday 17th October, there aren’t many tickets left but if you’re quick you can grab them here.
Shepherd’s Bush Empire for Absolute Radio’s 15th birthday celebration
4th September 2023
Absolute Radio have always been extremely supportive to us, so we’re looking forward to helping them celebrate their 15th birthday on the 30th October, playing O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire!
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Thursday 7th September, visit the live page for links.
By popular demand – very limited number of extra Crystal Palace Bowl t-shirts
1st September 2023
We saw your comments about how quickly the lovely Crystal Palace Bowl t-shirts sold out at the venue, so we’ve printed a very limited number of them for the web store! Catch them while you can, right here.