Less than two years after the release of their spectacular LP La Petite Mort, British rock veterans James have announced their latest and 14th studio album, Girl At The End Of The World. It’s set for release on March 18, 2016, and a spring tour of the United Kingdom will follow.
The news of Girl At The End Of The World — already nicknamed GATEOTW or simply Girl, was made by James bassist Jim Glennie earlier today on social media.
“The songs for this record were written exclusively in Scotland,” Glennie writes. “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. As with La Petite Mort, the album was recorded at the lovely Rak Studios in St. John’s Wood. I’ve spent so much time there over the last couple of years, I feel I should buy a Bentley Convertible and a pair of white Gucci loafers.
He adds: “All that said, 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. So remember, ‘Girl At The End Of The World’. But the excitement doesn’t stop there. I know, I can barely contain myself either. Ladies and Gentlemen we have a UK Tour to announce. A whole bunch of gigs next May, where we will of course be treating you and ourselves to the joys of the new album and of course, a whole heap of other James stuff to boot. So get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.”
James also reveal they will be playing festivals come 2016, but don’t specify which or where. The band’s social media accounts will details news of singles and videos in the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out the Girl At The End Of The World album artwork the confirmed UK dates below, and our interview with James frontman Tim Booth from last September…
James, ‘Girl At The End Of The World’ Tour
Mon 2 May Colston Hall, Bristol
Tue 3 May Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea
Wed 4 May Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
Fri 6 May The Forum, Kentish Town, London
Sat 7 May Brixton Academy, London
Mon 9 May The UEA, Norwich
Tue 10 May Bournemouth Academy
Thu 12 May Venue Cymru, Llandudno
Fri 13 May Manchester Arena
Sat 14 May Leeds First Direct Arena
Mon 16 May Hull City Hall
Tue 17 May Newcastle City Hall
Thu 19 May The Hydro, Glasgow
Fri 20 May Barclaycard Arena , Birmingham
Sat 21 May Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham