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Catch up on release week festivities

9th August 2018

James perform Leviathan live in the 5 Live studio.The band have been dashing up and down the country this week promoting the launch of the album, and you can catch up on some of the fruits of their efforts online if you missed the live broadcasts.

  • Download a podcast of the excellent in-depth interview from our visit to BBC Radio 5 Live.
  • Watch the stunning acoustic rendition of new fan-fave Leviathan filmed in 5 Live’s Manchester studio.
  • Listen to a very special Coming Home (Pt.2) performed in session on Radio 2 for Jo Whiley.
  • NEW: Watch four songs performed live in studio for Absolute Radio, including two from Living In Extraordinary Times.

The band also joined Zoe Ball as her Sunday morning musical guests on ITV to play latest single Coming Home (Pt.2) and you can catch up on ITV hub here for the next few days.

We’re also pleased to confirm that in addition to scoring an Album Of The Day from 6 Music on Monday to mark the release, Living In Extraordinary Times was chosen by Virgin Radio’s Tim Cocker as his Album Of The Week.

Heading into next week, keep an eye out for the broadcast of the super little session we recorded for Absolute Radio this week which is currently due to air on Thursday the 16th.

Win a signed Magnus Gjoen screen-print of the album artwork

4th August 2018

Magnus Gjoen, the contemporary artist behind the new album’s sleeve, has created an extraordinarily beautiful, ultra limited edition 8-colour screen print of the grenade artwork which will be signed by artist and band. A truly spectacular piece, 70x70cm and valued at £1500.

There were 25 of these made.

To celebrate the album launch there is ONE of these beauties going to a lucky winner at the end of the week. Visit the web shop to find out how to enter. Wishing you luck!

Living In Extraordinary Times is out today!

3rd August 2018

Overjoyed to present our new album today for your listening enjoyment!

You can get your copy here or from your friendly neighbourhood record shop TODAY!

N.B. If you order a copy (any format) from our web store this week – or have pre-ordered – you’ll be automatically entered into a competition to win a truly extraordinary prize, see the store landing page for details.

It’s all go this week, here’s a round up of the action planned so far:

Sunday 5th Aug – The band join Zoe Ball as her Sunday musical guests on ITV 8:30-9:25am. [Catch up here on ITV hub if you missed it.]

Monday 6th August – BBC Radio 5 Live Session – Tune in from 1-4pm!

HMV Manchester in-store appearance – 5:30pm. Some of the band will be signing the new album, playing a couple of songs (acoustic) plus a Q&A compered by Clint Boon. NOTE: HMV require that you buy the album in-store in order to attend this, sincere apologies to all our loyal pre-order customers on that front.

Tuesday 7th August – Session for Jo Whiley and Simon May on Radio 2! Tume in from 5-8pm.

Wednesday 8th August – Tune in to Shaun Keaveny’s programme on BBC Radio 6 Music to catch an interview with a couple of the boys.

Album of the Day on 6 Music!

3rd August 2018

Delighted to report BBC Radio 6 Music has named Living In Extraordinary Times their Album of the Day! Listen throughout the day to catch songs from it played.

Absolute Session coming up – fancy being in the audience?

31st July 2018

Next Tuesday lunchtime, we’ll be dropping by the Absolute Radio studios in London to record a session in front of a small audience.

Absolute are giving tickets away for the next 3 days, so tune in tonight, tomorrow and Thursday for a chance to win. You can register online here as well to boost your chances.

Note the age limit is 16+ (under-18s accompanied by an adult) and you’ll need to be able to get to Golden Square, London W1F 9DJ by 1:15pm on Tuesday 7th August to attend – please enter only if you’ll be able to make use of the tickets.

The session will be broadcast on Thursday 16th August, be sure you tune in for it.

“We’re only one human race…Many faces…Everybody belongs here”

25th July 2018

It was a joy on the May tour to see ‘Many Faces’ become such an instant crowd favourite, and the spontaneous singalongs—for a brand new unreleased song, no less!—were something to behold.

Delighted to finally be able to share a studio recording of it with you today.

The radio edit of Many Faces is here on WeAreJamesTV for your listening enjoyment, and if you pre-order the album (or have done already) from either our official shop partner or from iTunes, you’ll get a free instant download of the song (as well as Coming Home, Hank and Better Than That).

You can also now watch the track’s commentary video featuring Tim plus producers Charlie Andrew and Beni Giles chatting about the song on TM Stores’ James landing page.

The return of James + The Charlatans!

13th July 2018

“We are pleased to announce our four big shows playing with The Charlatans in December 2018.

These follow on from the success and sheer enjoyment of our December 2016 gig together at Liverpool Echo Arena. It was a pleasure and a privilege to play with them then and that sentiment is repeated here.

It’s a great double bill. ‘One plus one equals three’ as the great Peter Rudge puts it. So get your tickets early to prevent disappointment.

See you there folks.” — Jim from James.

Special fan pre-sale starts Wednesday 18th July at 9:30am via the James web shop. The ever popular VIP Soundcheck packages will be available in the pre-sale too. Tickets on general sale the following Friday.

Update:

Some pre-presale info on what’ll be on offer:

V.I.P. Soundcheck packages include:

— concert ticket; choice (availability permitting) of best tier seats or GA standing
— unique opportunuity to attend 3 songs of the band’s soundcheck
— 15 min Q&A session (questions taken from audience)
— Exclusive VIP gift
— Souvenir laminate to take home with you
— Priority early entry to the venue before general doors

New live video for Hank

12th July 2018

For the second installment of our live videos filmed at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax on the Better Than That tour, we present Hank! No prizes for guessing why it’s arrived today…

Please watch and enjoy on our WeAreJamesTV youtube channel.

Australia and New Zealand in November

2nd July 2018

After the great success of the previous trip to Australia and New Zealand, pleased to announce the band will be returning this year, and by popular demand adding a stop in Adelaide this time around too.

Tickets on sale Friday 6th July at 10am AEST, links on the Live page. N.B. There will be VIP Soundcheck tickets available for all AU & NZ dates this trip.

Video for Coming Home (Pt.2) unveiled by Clash Magazine

27th June 2018

This morning Clash Magazine unveil our wonderful and sweet new video for Coming Home Pt.2, directed by Leif Tilden.

Watch here, and if you love it, spread the word!

And in further welcome news, if you’ve pre-ordered your copy of Living In Extraordinary Times from the web shop here on wearejames.com or digitally from iTunes, you’ll now be able to collect your free instant download of this song.