Wednesday, January 24, 2007

This is the best news of the year so far!
Manchester indie band James, best known for their anthemic single Sit Down, are to reform after a five-year hiatus.
The group, who scored a string of top 40 hits in the 1990s, will play five arena concerts in the UK this April.

According to their website, the band have also written their first new material since 2001's Pleased to Meet You album.

If you've only heard their singles, then you don't know them. One of the finest bands ever!

UPDATE: there's a note—from founder and bassist Jim Glennie—explaining how and why they have reformed, and the tour dates are here. This year brings a new Cure album, a new Waterboys album and news of a fresh James album: I'm so excited!

5 comments:

nsfl said...

Very true. I found "Next Lover" online last week and have been ecstatic since.

The Englishman said...

What ever happened to Barclay and Harvest? - I have fond memories of their twelve inches giving my much pleasure at Public School, perfect for rolling on...

The Nameless One said...

I never understood why James are so under-rated - they piss all over most of the bands performing today.

They should be global superstars, but instead it is Bonio and U2 who are world famous. Just goes to show the music world is not about great song-writing or talent, but more about wearing crap sun glasses...

Tom Tyler said...

I liked "hymn from a village" but never bothered checking them out beyond that.
Personally I'm excitedly awaiting the release of the movie "Control" (a biog of Ian Curtis).

Anonymous said...

A new cure album. Music fit for the times that we live in....