James

James

“This is another new song,” Tim Booth simpers. “Fuck off!” replies the Configuration & Logistics Manager stood next to NME. James’ bed used to be on fire with passionate love, now we reckon they only get it in their nightdress. The...

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James : Getting Away With It...Live

James : Getting Away With It...Live

Once a gawky art rock band, by the time they called it a day, James had metamorphosed into a kind of Body Shop version of U2 , and this whopping live selection from their last gig fills in most of the points in between, too. Baggy anthems....

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James : Pleased To Meet You

James : Pleased To Meet You

Few bands can expect their 11th album to provoke anything but a dismissive snort from a world unexposed to those really positive vibes in the studio. Festival-fee junkies James are about to release their 11th album, produced by Brian Eno. Unless...

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James : Getting Away With It (All Messed Up)

James : Getting Away With It (All Messed Up)

Producer Brian Eno's bizarre compulsion to work with James must cast doubt upon his status as pop genius: you can't imagine Picasso clapping his hands with delight at the works of Rolf Harris. Still, as James have managed to return with one of...

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James : We're going to miss you

James : We're going to miss you

Billed as Tim Booth's masterpiece of sarcastic spite and rapier wit, the latest James release sounds as fresh and vital as the other 798 singles they have delighted us with in the last five years. From atop a surging wave of warm...

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London W1 Embassy Rooms

London W1 Embassy Rooms

It's better to fail than just be mundane, they say. But while certain pioneering souls - like Campag Velocet or Death In Vegas - are ready to reach for embarrassingly distant sonic heights and produce flawed masterpieces in the process,...

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Millionaires

Millionaires

The problems of mediocrity face all who encounter James . Do you pity or scorn them? Accept or ignore them? Essentially, do you put up with yet another album that sounds identical to all the others just because, bless their souls, they mean well...

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James : I know what I'm here for

James : I know what I'm here for

Once again, Tim Booth 's oddly immaculate self-belief leaves everyone else shaking their heads more in annoyance than sorrow. "Follow follow me" , he yelps on their latest comeback single, clearly unaware that most people would rather pursue...

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Guildford Stoke Park

Guildford Stoke Park

If Glastonbury brings the madness and soul to the festival calendar, and Reading the rock grime, then Guildford brings a hamper of posh food, boxes of wine and collapsible garden furniture. You're more likely to emerge from the crowd with...

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