Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Track Of The Day: James - 'Interrogation'

The new James album is out this week and it's the sort of thing that the phrase "return to form" was invented for. Without a doubt their strongest and most affirming work in years, it was written after frontman Tim Booth had to come to terms with the deaths of both his mother and one of his closest friends, experiences that have shaped and influenced the themes and tones of this elevating new record. On the album's magnificent centrepiece 'Interrogation' tortured, yearning emotions and self accusations of hypocrisy are put to a tension building pulse, building in atmosphere and strength throughout while displaying more immaculate songwriting instincts. Again there's that voice, heavenly calming one second, then making the spine shiver by rising into sheer power. Over 30 years into their career, and James are making some of their best music.

Read the full album review HERE. James (a highly recommended live act) tour the UK later this year in November. Dates can be seen HERE.

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