Nothing But Love is the next track to be revealed from James' forthcoming album Girl At The End Of The World, due for release on March 18th.
The track, a euphoric assessment of the power of love, is the only song on the record that James have previewed live to date, albeit in a very different form at Scarborough Open Air Theatre last May. Tim told us "We did Nothing But Love once but I didn't have that lyric then. We knew the song would work, but it didn't work then."
The song also features the inimitable input of Brian Eno who worked with James on their Laid, Wah Wah, Whiplash, Millionaires and Pleased To Meet You albums in the 1990s and early 2000s. "We'd gone off on this big procession as we do and then, bang, there's a cul-de-sac. Nothing But Love was one, some people thought it wasn't a single, Jim and I right from the start thought this was the big song on the record."
It's a song that Tim's immensely proud of - "I adore Nothing But Love, I think it could be a Sit Down, not in the same way of course unless there's a huge shift in how we're seen, but it'll do a lot of work for us."
Tickets for the tour are on sale now with VIP soundcheck tickets available exclusively from the James website. James' Girl At The End Of The World tour will call at the following venues :
Weds 17 February Academy 2, Manchester
Thurs 18 February Scala, London
Mon 2 May Colston Hall, Bristol
Tue 3 May Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea
Wed 4 May Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
Fri 6 May The Forum, Kentish Town, London
Sat 7 May Brixton Academy, London
Mon 9 May The UEA, Norwich
Tue 10 May Bournemouth Academy
Thu 12 May Venue Cymru, Llandudno
Fri 13 May Manchester Arena
Sat 14 May Leeds First Direct Arena
Mon 16 May Hull City Hall
Tue 17 May Newcastle City Hall
Thu 19 May The Hydro, Glasgow
Fri 20 May Barclaycard Arena , Birmingham
Sat 21 May Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
James' official website can be found here. They are on Facebook and Twitter. Some of the band - Tim, Larry, Andy and Dave - are also on Twitter.