La Petite Mort is released on June 2. To tie in with the release they appear on BBC 1’s Breakfast show before performing two in-store shows at Manchester’s HMV store and at London’s Rough Trade East.
The album reaches number 11 in the UK charts, missing out on a top ten slot by less than 30 sales.
James perform their first shows in Norway at Bergenfest and Slovakia at the BA Beats Festival in Bratislava before heading to Spain where Tim and Mark perform a unique in-store as a duo at Madrid’s El Corte Ingles before being joined by other members of the band at FNAC in Lisbon.
They also took over the airwaves of BBC 6 Music for two hours for a mix of live songs selected by the radio audience, interview questions and the band’s selection of songs that influenced them.