An in-store promotional gig to promote Girl At The End Of The World on the day of release. Fans were required to queue on a first-come first-served basis to attend the show and a signing.
Feet Of Clay / Dear John / Girl At The End Of The World
The final day of promo duties for Girl At The End Of The World sees James on top form in their second city of Glasgow. Ever present Glaswegian James aficionado Stuart Ralston was there as the band aim to hold on to their midweek number one slot in the album chart.
Despite being well into their third decade, this is the first ever Scottish in store appearance from James. It is short and sweet but the assembled masses on a Wednesday afternoon love it. A three-song stripped back set opens with a delicate yet beautiful Feet of Clay from the album they are here to promote. Saul has sound issues with his violin – the audience don’t however as we can hear it perfectly but Saul shares a few expletives which results in a ribbing from Tim as they have just had a briefing about their choice of words for the impending radio session.
Dear John is even better than the opener. New(ish) boy Ron joins forces with Tim to provide some haunting vocals. Mark uses his little air-powered keyboard to great effect. It is clear from the songs and the mid song banter that the band are as tight as ever. The final song of this incredibly short set is the title track of the new album, Girl at the End of the World. Tim explains the meaning behind it – a particular death trap road where he resides in the States. Despite cries for more, time doesn’t allow it. Job done though. Stripped back these new songs are mightily impressive and any doubters in the room must have been won over.