News

Beautiful Days and Y Not

7th May 2021

Very pleased to announce James will be returning to headline the wonderful Beautiful Days festival in Devon this summer, and Y Not Festival has now been rescheduled for August 2021.

New single ‘Recover’ is out now

5th May 2021

New single ‘Recover’ is out now along with a performance video. You can listen and watch here.

Highest Point Festival, Lancaster

28th April 2021

Headlining Highest Point Festival, Lancaster on Thursday 2nd September.

Fans can access pre-sale tickets today on Skiddle.

Radio 2 Sofa Session with Jo Whiley

21st April 2021

Tune in to Jo Whiley’s Sofa Session with the band on BBC Radio 2 from 7.30pm tonight to hear the first live performances of All The Colours Of You and Beautiful Beaches, as well as an exclusive interview with Tim.

Scarborough Open Air Theatre

19th April 2021

“We always have a great night at Scarborough Open Air Theatre – even back in the days when you had to cross the old moat to get to the audience! We are looking forward to another very special night on the Yorkshire coast.” – Jim

For tickets & info visit: http://scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

Beautiful Beaches is out now!

19th April 2021

First official single ‘Beautiful Beaches’ is being played by Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio 6 Music today – tune in from 4PM to listen!

“We love how this song is so uplifting, focusing on new beginnings. I like the idea that many might not know the backstory and hear it as a post Covid holiday song! Praying that the lyrics don’t turn out prophetic.” – Tim

Isle Of Wight Festival 2021

26th March 2021

We are thrilled and overjoyed to be able to announce our performance at the wonderful Isle Of Wight Festival.

So many happy memories from previous years, it will be a joy to return.

Grey skies are gonna clear up… Neighbourhood Weekender for 2021

3rd March 2021

Our first new gig announcement this year! Headlining the Saturday at Neighbourhood Weekender on 4th September. Ray of sunshine or what.

Tim says, “Brilliant to see festivals and concerts start to come back as part of our reality. This headliner in Warrington is almost a home gig and will be a massive celebration. Looking forward to seeing the whites of your eyes again. With love.”

‘All The Colours Of You’ – Our 16th album! – Out 4th June

1st March 2021

“Hi everybody and welcome to our 16th album, ‘All The Colours Of You’.
Recorded in a strange, disparate reality, the album brought a unique set of challenges. It’s definitely a different record for us. We have been pushed somewhere new and that’s exciting.

I hope you’ll enjoy the moods, grooves and uplift, admirably displayed on our first single and title track, which is out today.

There is always a stage in the making of an album when you start to picture playing the songs live. You imagine the volume and power of a live performance, the fear and adrenalin, and of course a crowd. That direct communication that makes gigs so special, emotive and exhilarating.

It has been so long. But we will get there.
In the meantime, enjoy the record. Stick it on in the living room, the car, or wherever and turn it up.

Get to know the songs, make them old friends and get ready to sing them with verve and volume next time we can all get together.

Best Wishes, Jim from James.”

Pre-order your copy from the official James Shop here where we have exclusive bundles of all shapes colours and sizes! Test pressings, cassettes, print hand marked in paint by the band

Music Feeds – At-Home Festival to Help Fight Food Poverty

23rd January 2021

Delighted to confirm James are participating in Music Feeds – The At-Home Festival to Help Fight Food Poverty. This virtual festival & fundraiser was spearheaded by our very own Saul Davies to raise money for charities to help fight food poverty.

The festival offers one-of-a-kind performances specially recorded by more than 40 artists – including a couple of exclusive treats from our good selves, as well as Blossoms, The Slow Readers Club and many more – to raise funds for FareShare, Stagehand and Help Musicians.

The event takes place on 28th and 29th January beginning at 8pm GMT each night, with a single £15 ticket giving access to all acts across both nights.

Music Feeds s supported by Co-op, who’ve donated £1 million to be distributed along with net proceeds from ticket sales to the three charities: 70% to FareShare, 20% to Stagehand, and 10% to Help Musicians.

Saul says, ”At Music Feeds you’ll get never-seen performances from leading artists, uncover new bands, and get up-close and personal with interviews. The festival will be broadcast to your Smart TV and devices over two nights, and festival goers can even join the sofa mosh-pit via the simultaneous Twitter listening party.

“Additional artists who have been unable to perform have donated unique items for the companions Music Feed charity auction.”

“With a single £15 ticket giving access to both nights, the festival is priced to allow as many people as possible to support the causes. There is also the option for festival goers to donate more. We are grateful to our ticketing partner DICE, who have significantly reduced their charges to only recover their costs.

“So, if you want to take positive action to end hunger, buy a ticket for yourself, buy one for a friend or donate one to charity, but please help by buying a ticket at MusicFeeds.org.”

Tim adds:

The Co-op are running a competition on twitter to win a place at a digi (Zoom) meet with a few of the band after the event, you can find out more and enter here if you fancy: twitter.com/coopuk