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.


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 or digitally from iTunes, you’ll now be able to collect your free instant download of this song.

New single premieres TONIGHT on Radio 2

26th June 2018

It’s Coming Home, it’s Coming Home, it’s coming, our new single’s Coming Home (Pt.2)! (Yeah, sorry, couldn’t resist…)

Tune in to BBC Radio 2’s drivetime show with Jo Whiley & Simon Mayo from about 7pm BST tonight to catch the premiere of our glorious new single Coming Home (Pt.2).

If you miss the broadcast you’ll be able to listen again here on the programme’s website.

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.