James are one of the original wave of new Manchester bands, they appeared at the same time as The Smiths, and were accorded the ‘Morrissey’s favourite band’ label. Previously the band have released three albums, and built up a sizeable live following, enabling them to sell out large venues across the country.
Their first single for Fontana will be ‘How Was It For You?’ produced by the band and Nick Garside and mixed by Tim Palmer.
Each format of the single will feature a previously unavailable James track, and will be very much in demand from their very loyal fan base.
James play an extensive UK tour right through June and three shows in May, Cambridge, Brighton and the WOMAD Festival.
The band are guaranteed extensive music press coverage around the release of the single and are recording a John Peel session to transmit in May.
The band’s last single on Rough Trade was a Mark Goodier hit-lister on Radio One and they are no strangers to daytime radio.
PREVIOUSLY UNAVAILABLE TRACKS
7″ ‘WHOOPS’ (live) Recorded in Manchester
12″ ‘HYMN FROM A VILLAGE (live)’ Recorded in Manchester, ‘LAZY’ – New Track not on forthcoming LP
CD ‘HYMN FROM A VILLAGE’ (live), ‘UNDERTAKER – New Track not on forthcoming LP
RELEASE DATE : 30th APRIL, 1990
JIM 5 How Was It For You? / Whoops (Live)
JIM 512 How Was It For You? / Hymn From A Village (Live) / Lazy
JIMCD 5 How Was It For You? / Hymn From A Village (Live) / Undertaker