SetlistIsabella / Walk Like You / Born Of Frustration / Come Home / Wherever It Takes Us / Zero / She's A Star / Beautiful Beaches / Sit Down / Getting Away With It (All Messed Up) / Sometimes / Sound / Stutter / Top Of The World
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There’s something really magical happening with the band at the moment. Debbie and Chloe together have reinvigorated them and created new sparks off which the rest of them feed, particularly Tim, who has lost the ability to come down and do that off the audience. It opens new avenues for the songs with two more agitators on stage and this is a band that are at their very best when responding to each other. Add to that the joy and relief of actually being able to do what they love the most and do the best and it genuinely feels like a new phase of the band’s evolution is opening up before as they approach forty – where life begins if the old saying holds true.
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Review: Laura Dean @ God is in the TV
Next came what was potentially the stand out track of the night – ‘Wherever It Takes Us’ from All The Colours Of You. Despite its unpredictable melody and spoken word verses, the track is almost biblical, with every band member singing the chorus in a choir-like manner. The thought-provoking ‘Zero’ followed, with frontman, Tim Booth encouraging the crowd to scream along with him, letting out the frustrations of the last eighteen months. The last track to be played from All The Colours Of You was the bass-driven and infectiously catchy, ‘Beautiful Beaches’, which had the whole crowd dancing along. If any of the crowd hadn’t listened to the new album, we’re fairly certain that they went home to because each of the four tracks included in the setlist soared, perfectly demonstrating how despite being a band of such longevity, James are a band continually experimenting with their sound and challenging themselves..
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