Zoe Ball : Have you seen James get completely soaked in their new video? Well I’ve invited them here to the Serpentine in Hyde Park to recreate their aquatic experience and to see if they’ve managed to dry off yet. Your new video Sometimes is absolutely wild. It looks like you’re splashing around in the North Sea. Are you actually in the North Sea?
Tim : Icelandic sea
Zoe : Icelandic sea?
Tim : Yes, we were warned about sharks and whales on the very day we were in there.
Zoe : Really.
Tim : That’s why we were looking so terrified.
Zoe : Right, lifeguards and all that. I actually heard it was in a pool in Pinewood Studios
Tim : Who told you that?
Zoe : I don’t know, somebody told me.
Tim : I don’t know where you got that rumour from.
Zoe : Was it freezing?
Tim : It was freezing. It was the lake where they filmed the Guns Of Navarone and the James Bond films.
Zoe : Oh wow
Tim : And we were in the water from about eight in the morning til nine at night and I asked if they could heat it up and they couldn’t.
Zoe : And you had really pruny toes when you came out.
Tim : We were wrinkled. It was really disgusting. The make up woman’s work was cut out.
Zoe : You’ve just done your new album Laid with a new producer. How’s your music evolving?
Tim : How’s it evolved? It’s learnt how to walk by now and it’s stopped eating green leafy vegetables. Become a fruitarian.
Zoe : Thank you. Everyone still identifies you with your anthem Sit Down. Does Laid have an anthemic track on it that’ll kind of replace that, do you think?
Tim : On each album, there’s a couple of tracks which I suppose you could call anthems. It’s accident, we don’t do it on purpose. But we do tend to release them as singles. Because they’re a bit more burly and robust and they’re not going to get beaten up in the marketplace.
Zoe : In fact, two years ago, I don’t think there was anybody without a James shirt. Are you going to have new t-shirts?
Tim : If we come up with a good picture. It was real chance last time. We hit the right time and we had a great shirt. So people bought it basically. Had a great shirt so people bought it.
Zoe : The album wasn’t so good but we had a great shirt. Will you save my boat now, because I’m stranded.