James ready first album in seven years

US version of 'Hey Ma' features bonus track

James have announced that they will release their first studio album in seven years in the US.

‘Hey Ma’ is due out September 16, and features 11 tracks including ‘I Wanna Go Home’ — a bonus track not found on the UK version.

The band’s tenth LP was recorded at a French chateau that the band built last year.


“This is the best period of James I’ve ever been involved in,” Tim Booth said in a statement. “The band is reformed in its strongest line and everything feels fresh and exciting again..We are proud and excited to be bringing this to the States, where we feel we have some unfinished business.”

James have not yet announced US tour dates, but they are scheduled to perform live on Los Angeles radio station KCRW‘s Morning Becomes Eclectic programme June 5.

The album tracklisting is:


‘Hey Ma’



‘Oh My Heart’

‘Boom Boom’





‘Of Monsters & Heroes & Men’

‘I Wanna Go Home’

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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