Manchester band ‘James‘ make a welcome return with a brand new album ‘La Petite Mort’. The first new full length ‘James‘ album in six years was produced by Max Dingel (Killers, Muse, White Lies) and has been given a 2nd June 2014 release date.
From first signing with the infamous Factory Records, to an illustrious career of albums released through Rough Trade, Sire Records and Mercury, James have now agreed an exciting new joint venture label partnership with BMG Chrysalis and Cooking Vinyl.
The band have been announced as headliners for ‘Summer in the City’, Castlefield Bowl, Manchester July 11th (which sold out on Friday in under an hour) and ‘Camp Bestival‘, Dorset August 1st with more major festivals and a UK Arena tour to be announced shortly.
‘La Petite Mort’ was recorded in the wake of Tim Booth losing his mother and best friend in quick succession and understandably many of the songs deal with mortality, hence the album title. However, we have been informed that ‘La Petite Mort’, is an incredibly uplifting record.
Since forming in 1982, James are, without doubt, one of Britain’s most influential indie bands, enjoying a prestigious career that spans over 30 years. Their classic hits include ‘Sit Down’, ‘She’s A Star’, ‘Laid’ and ‘Getting Away With It (All Messed Up)’ amongst their 20 top 40 UK singles. They have released 12 studio albums and have sold over 12 million albums worldwide.
James are: Tim Booth (vocals), Jim Glennie (bass), Larry Gott (guitars), Saul Davies (guitar, violin), Mark Hunter (keyboards), David Baynton-Power (drums) and Andy Diagram (trumpet).
The track-listing for ‘La Petite Mort’ is as follows…
1. Walk Like You
2. Curse Curse
3. Moving On
4. Gone Baby Gone
5. Frozen Britain
7. Bitter Virtue
8. All In My Mind
9. Quicken the Dead
10 . All I’m Saying
11. Whistleblowers (Bonus Track)