James stream ‘To My Surprise’ from new album ‘Girl At The End Of The World’ – listen

Band's 14th album will be released in March 2016

James have returned with new single ‘To My Surprise’ from their upcoming album ‘Girl At The End Of The World’.

‘Girl At The End Of The World’ – James’ 14th studio LP – will be released on March 18, 2016. The record was produced by Max Dingel (The Killers, Muse) and features a cameo from Brian Eno. It follows on from 2014’s ‘La Petite Mort’.

A press release describes the album as “both anthemic and euphoric, with its simmering electronica continuing James’ long connection to the dance floor”.


Listen to ‘To My Surprise’ beneath.

The band’s Jim Glennie says of the album: “The songs for this record were written exclusively in Scotland. Not for any particular reason but still a fact. If you pay close attention whilst you’re listening, in a couple of places you can actually smell peat burning mixed with the salty tang of seaweed on the air. Also, possibly bagpipes but that might be just my tinnitus playing up.”

“‘Girl At The End Of The World’ is a record we are very proud of and picks up nicely where ‘La Petite Mort’ left off. But hopefully, as always, pushes the edges out a little further. The songs are big but personal, abrasive but warming and after taking you on a journey and throwing you a few curve balls, ultimately uplifting.”

The ‘Girl At The End Of The World’ tracklisting is:

‘To My Surprise’
‘Nothing But Love’
‘Dear John’
‘Feet Of Clay’
‘Surfer’s Song’
‘Move Down South’
‘Girl At The End Of The World’


James will also play a full UK tour in May 2016. See those dates below. Tickets are on sale now.

Bristol Colston Hall (May 2, 2016)
Southend Cliffs Pavilion (3)
London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (4)
London Forum (6)
London O2 Academy Brixton (7)    
Norwich UEA (9)
Bournemouth O2 Academy (10)
Llandudno Venue Cymru Arena (12)
Manchester Arena (13)
Leeds First Direct Arena (14)
Hull City Hall (16)
Newcastle City Hall (17)
Glasgow The SSE Hydro (19)
Birmingham Barclaycard Arena (20)
Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (21)