James are proud to release the video for Better Than That. Filmed at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax on their recent sold out UK tour of intimate venues, the video perfectly encapsulates James’ incendiary live performance. Lead singer Tim Booth at one point launches himself in to the adoring crowds and also performs a daring and dangerous balancing act across the venue balcony. The video captures the pure vitality and showmanship that has solidified James as unanimous crowd pleasers.
Better Than That is taken from the forthcoming new album Living In Extraordinary Times. Released on 3rd August, the album is produced by Mercury and Brit Award winner Charlie Andrew (whose previous work includes alt-J and Wolf Alice) and rising star Beni Giles.
Living In Extraordinary Times follows the release of their recent Better Than That EP, the band’s first new music since their hugely successful 2016 album ‘Girl at the End of the World’, which debuted at number two in the UK album charts, second only to Adele – their highest debut entry in nearly twenty years.
This is the band’s 15th studio album, and delivers the same vigour and urgency as its predecessors, a fusion of social commentary and personal reflection, covering everything from the current political climate in America in frustration-charged ‘Hank’ - “This crack heads tiny fingers, Accusing you of what he’ll do, White fascists in the white house, More beetroot in your Russian stew” - to lonesome Father’s Day in heartfelt ‘Coming Home (Pt. 2)’, the latter of which also features keyboard from long-time collaborator Brian Eno.
Living In Extraordinary Times will be available as a CD, download, cassette, and heavyweight double vinyl plus a limited hardback booked deluxe CD featuring 4 extra tracks – 3 demos plus 1 track from the album sessions. HMV and indies will also stock a limited grey gatefold package featuring double magenta coloured vinyl. Exclusive signed bundles and a limited yellow gatefold package featuring double white coloured vinyl are available via the artist store.
Pre-order the album HERE.
FESTIVALS JUNE FRIDAY 29th JUNE Rock In Rio Festival - Lisbon
JULY FRIDAY 13th JULY Latitude Festival – Suffolk (headlining 2nd Stage) SATURDAY 14th JULY Bilbao BBK Live - Spain FRIDAY 27th JULY Kendal Calling - Cumbria (main support)
AUGUST SATURDAY 11th AUGUST Party at the Palace – West Lothian (headlining) THURSDAY 30th AUGUST Electric Fields – Dumfries and Galloway (headlining)
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