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Thursday, November 19, 2015

New Album and Tour Announced by James

James proudly made the announcement of a major headline tour to begin in 2016 and also a new album called Girl at The End of the World that will be released on 18th March on BMG Recordings. One of the most loved and creatively restless artists of the UK, James are renowned for their diverse and unique style that’s evident in their 13 studio albums. They aren’t just commercially successful with over 12 million album sales all over the world, but are also critically acclaimed. Originally, an agreement was signed in 1982 by the band with the iconic Factory Records. Since then, the band has successfully produced various hit singles including Come Home, Sit Down, Born of Frustration and She’s a Star.

After 32 years in the industry, the band has managed to come up with an album they say is their best ever work. The band will be teaming up with the legendary Brian Eno for the Girl At The End of the World, who will add his unique influence to their work and also with producer Max Dingel, known for White Lies and The Killer Muse. In their newest album, James have continued on with their deep connection to the dance floor with the simmering electronica and it is both euphoric and anthemic. The distinctive evocative and vocal lyrics of Tim Booth and the trademark songwriting of the band once again turns out to be one of Britain’s finest.

Tim Booth spoke up about making the new album and said that bands usually complain how difficult it is to make a second album, but the real challenge is the 14th one. He said that in the case of James, the entire process is a combination of dumb luck, improvisation, skill and intuition. He asserted that the outsider may see the process as chaos since there is ample room for pretty much everything, but chaos has worked well for them and their history gives them confidence that they will achieve the magic they are after.

Tim further said that most of their best lyrics come from typos and they couldn’t probably explain them. He added that this album was perhaps the most stressful and difficult one, but it was also the most rewarding. As far as the tour for the Girl At The End of the World is concerned, it will span the whole of UK, which will include a huge hometown show at the Manchester Arena. There will also be a 3 date takeover of London at the O2 Brixton Academy, O2 Forum Kentish Town and the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire. The tickets for the tour will go on sale from November 20th, Friday.

Fans will be able to preorder the album from November 18th, Wednesday. The tracks of the upcoming Girl At the End of the World Album are listed below:

Dear John
Girl at the End of the World
Surfer’s Song
To my Surprise
Move Down South
Nothing but Love
Feet of Clay

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