Monday, November 16, 2015

James Announces New Album and Tour

by Newsdesk

James have announced their new album, Girl At The End Of The World, will be released on March 18 on BMG Recordings and will be accompanied by a major headline tour for 2016.

James are one of the UK’s most creatively restless and loved artists. Known for their unique and diverse style over their 13 studio albums, they’re both critically acclaimed and commercially successful, having sold over 12 million albums worldwide. The band originally signed to the iconic Factory Records in 1982, and have since gone onto produce a string of massive hit singles, including: Sit Down, Come Home, She’s A Star and Born of Frustration. Now, 32 years on, they have come up with a record that the band consider their best ever.

Girl At The End Of The World sees the band team with producer Max Dingel (The Killers, Muse, White Lies) with the legendary Brian Eno infusing his unique influence into the blend. The new album is both anthemic and euphoric, with it’s simmering electronica continuing James’ long connection to the dance floor. The band’s trademark songwriting and Tim Booth’s distinctive vocal & evocative lyrics prove once again to be amongst Britain’s finest.

“Bands talk about that difficult second album but it’s the trickster 14th one that’s the real M*&^%R F&%$#R,” says Tim Booth of the making of the new record. "As always with James it’s a collaborative process allowing ample room for improvisation, intuition, skill and dumb luck. From the outside our process looks like chaos but chaos is our friend and we have a history that gives us confidence that something magical will eventually appear. Most of my best lyrics are unconscious typos so don¹t ask me what it’s about; your projection is as good as mine. This was perhaps the most difficult and stressful album we have ever made. I hope you find it as rewarding as we do. OYSTER- GRIT-PEARL.”

Jim Glennie says ‘The essence of James is live. The pleasure never diminishes. I can't wait for us to get our hands on these songs in front of the best audience a band can have’.

The Girl At The End Of The World Tour spans the UK, including a giant hometown show at Manchester Arena and a 3 date takeover of London at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, O2 Forum Kentish Town and O2 Brixton Academy.

Tickets are on general sale this Friday, November 20.

The album is available to pre order from Wednesday, November 18.

Girl At The End Of The World track listing:

  • Bitch
  • To My Surprise
  • Nothing But Love
  • Attention
  • Dear John
  • Feet Of Clay
  • Surfer’s Song
  • Catapult
  • Move Down South
  • Alvin
  • Waking
  • Girl At The End Of The World