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”

Meanwhile, over on Instagram…

31st March 2018

We can do better than that…

22nd March 2018

Hi everyone. So we’ve had another one of our trademark pre-sale cock ups… Getting away with it (all messed up) indeed.

Sincere apologies to fans affected by the confusion over the VIP Soundcheck upgrades. We know pre-sales are stressful enough for you lot even when everything goes to plan.

As you’ve probably gathered, the soundcheck price came as just as much of a surprise to the band members as the public. We’re delighted to report the price of these will of course be £35 (+ fees) – this will apply retrospectively to those already purchased, as well as to the limited number of remaining upgrades which will go on general sale tomorrow at 10am.

We’re also aware that the ticketing system allowed fans to buy upgrades without purchasing a ticket – which caused even more confusion. So for those who have already purchased the VIP Soundcheck upgrade in the pre-sale, you will be offered the opportunity to purchase a ticket.

For those that purchase the £35 VIP Soundcheck upgrade tomorrow at general sale – please note YOU HAVE TO PURCHASE A TICKET ALONG WITH THE VIP SOUNDCHECK.

The logistics of refunds and/or gig ticket purchase opportunities are still a work in progress tonight, but as soon as the details are ironed out, those affected will receive a communication direct from the ticket agent confirming the plan.

In the meantime if you’ve any questions, try us on twitter @wearejames.

‘Better Than That’ Tour coming in May!

16th March 2018

On general sale Friday 23 March at 10am! But sign up for our mailing list by 10am Monday morning, for an exclusive fan pre-sale…

Exclusive rendition of Sit Down for Musicians Against Homelessness

5th March 2018

The band are proud to support and help raise awareness for Musicians Against Homelessness with a special and exclusive rendition of Sit Down—featuring renowned composer/conductor Joe Duddell and a string quartet—filmed at Manchester’s Albert Hall last December.

MAH was launched by Alan McGee in 2016 with the twin aims of supporting upcoming talent through sourcing performance opportunities, and to raise the profile of homelessness whilst raising funds.

The campaign supports thousands of people living on the streets and in poverty via Crisis in England, Scotland and Wales and Simon Community in Northern Ireland.

To support their work please text MAH to 70004 to donate £3 to Crisis.*

Tim says, “Sit Down is a song about empathy so we are really honoured and happy that this beautiful version, arranged by Joe Duddell, is being used to raise money for the homeless.

“We seem to be living in times of increasing inequality where all the safety nets that my generation took for granted have been taken away.

“I don’t know how a person can hold their life together if they don’t have a home, a cave, someplace safe they can call their own. It is too easy for us to look the other way. Thank you to the kind souls who are running this charitable organisation for not doing so.”

Watch the video here on our WeAreJamesTV YouTube channel or below. And please consider making a donation to this great and very important cause. Cheers all.

(*Texts cost £3.00 plus your network charge. Crisis receives 100% of your donation. Obtain bill payer’s permission. Helpline 08000 384838. Registered Charity Numbers: E&W1082947, SC040094. Text STOP to 70004 to opt out of future contact from Crisis.)

Kendal comes a Callin‘

7th February 2018

Delighted to announce the band will be returning to Kendal Calling this summer. The final allocation of tickets go on sale tomorrow (Thursday 8 Feb) at 10am. Visit the festival’s website for the line up and ticketing info.

First festival announcement for the new year

19th December 2017

James are off to Bilbao next summer to play at BBK Live festival over the weekend of 12-14 July, alongside Alt-J, Gorillaz, The XX, The Chemical Brothers, David Byrne and Noel Gallagher amongst others.

We’ll confirm the date for you as soon as we can. Stay tuned.

More information available from the Bilbao BBK Live website.

Timings for Manchester Albert Hall

14th December 2017

Provisional times for Monday at the Albert Hall:

Doors 6.30pm
Surprise guests 7pm
JAMES + Joe Duddell & String Quartet 7.40pm
James Allan (Glasvegas)

N.B. James will be playing two sets — the early set will be a low key, intimate affair with Joe Duddell and a string quartet.

Don’t be late now! You snooze you lose.