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Classic Compilation: Various Artists – I’m Your Fan

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Not Forgotten: James – Laid

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Classic Compilation: James – The Best of James

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The legendary James have already wet our appetites for their forthcoming sixteenth album ‘All The Colours Of You’ with the release earlier this year of the title track single reviewed here at Backseat Mafia. Hot on the heels of this is another classic James track, ‘Beautiful Beaches’. Written on reflection of the destructive California wildfires, …

Legendary British indie band James have announced a welcome return with the release of a new album ‘All the Colours of You’ due in June and the title track as a single. The track ‘All The Colours of You’ is peak James – coruscating and witty lyrics on the Trumpian era with celestial anthemic choruses …

The compilation album consisting of multiple acts recording a variety of songs penned by a single artist by way of tribute resulted in a series of releases which can be generously considered ‘patchy’. For every Step Right Up, or A Testimonial Dinner, two examples which actually worked, there were a dozen more ham-fisted attempts at …

One of the pleasing things about James is that they never really seemed to be a smaller part of a larger scene. Sure, every now and then they would release a single that would chime with the times, and sometimes that would equate to a big hit, such as when “Sit Down” briefly made them …

James are one of those bands that I return to every now and again. It’s not as if I am a massive fan, but they have slowly crept into my album collection over the years and The Best of James ably demonstrates what a great band they were when it came to the pop song. …

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James are heading for their 35th year together as a band so it’s something of a surprise to learn that their latest album, their 12th studio album, came very close to being their very first to reach #1. Of course, their bumper singles-fest “The Best of” reached #1 in 1998, going on to be certified …

Indie legends James have announced an arena tour for 2016 promoting their 14th studio album  Girl At The End Of The World. As well as their string of massive hit singles, including indie disco classic Sit Down, Come Home, She’s A Star and Born of Frustration, years of touring has turned them into a tight …

Catton Park, South Derbyshire, last time I was here I spent 24 hours sweating and panting my way around the park on a mountain bike, supposedly for fun. This time we are here for the Bearded Theory Festival and I was swapping the energy drinks, pasta and anti-chaffing cream, for good beer and great music, …

Sunday night saw James arrive in Leeds for the last gig of their 11 date tour. There was a definite buzz in the air. A James gig is always special, but for some reason tonight felt that bit more so. As they took to the stage this was confirmed by guitarist/violinist, Saul “This is our …

So we maybe gorgeous, So we may be famous, Come back when we’re getting old… It must be time to cover them in chocolate then! Next week see’s one of the truly iconic bands of the last 30 years, James, return to what they do best, playing live. The Manchester legends have been responsible for …