SetlistSound / Moving On / Interrogation / Hymn From A Village / How Was It For You / Five-0 / Catapult / Backwards Glances / Born Of Frustration / She's A Star / Of Monsters And Heroes And Men / Tomorrow / Attention / Sometimes / Getting Away With It (All Messed Up) / Come Home / Nothing But Love / Laid
Even The Stars
This wasn’t the easiest gig James will ever play, working conditions weren’t in their favour, but they’re not a band to just lie back and take the easy route out. The setlist wasn’t full of crowd-pleasers, but anyone who knows this band, and even more those that understand them, should know that they’re never going to be dull performing monkeys like so many of the bands that are rightly deemed heritage bands have become. James are a living mutating beast, evolving constantly, reinventing themselves, turning themselves inside out and twisting themselves round and round.
James are a band that all collaborate to deliver something truly special and this showed throughout the entirety of the gig, especially during ‘Attention’; their favourite track to play from ‘Girl at the End of the World’. Beginning with piano, ‘Attention’ is a slow starter until keyboardist Mark Hunter leads a euphoric breakdown, before the track proceeds in a truly exhilarating manner. ‘Sometimes’ was another euphoric moment, though in a different sense as the band stopped playing at the end of the song, allowing the crowd to continue the chorus at a volume that could surely have been heard for miles, before beginning to play again.