Wednesday, 16 May 2018

TRACK OF THE DAY : James - Hank


Hank is the final track to be revealed from James' upcoming Better Than That EP, to be released on May 18 to coincide with a run of seven intimate shows to preview their fifteenth album due in July and two festival appearances. It's a scathing attack on Donald Trump and US society under his presidency and also represents a sonic departure for the band.



Tim has previously tweeted snippets of lyrics from the track over the past few months. They deal with issues such as interference in the US election that saw Trump come to power - "White fascists in the White House, more beetroot in your Russian stew - and the ongoing controversies over the lack of gun control - "Democracy sells easy, NRA high fives Orlando, Sandy Hook, Columbine"- as well as Black Lives Matter and the bend the knee controversy.

The as-yet-unannounced album is scheduled for release in July, according to Tim's replies to tweets, and should include both Hank and Better Than That. The EP contains two other unreleased tracks - Busted and Broken By The Hurt.

Listen to Better Than That here.

Listen to Busted here.

Listen to Broken By The Hurt here.

The Better Than That tour takes in the following venues : Llandudno Venue Cymru (May 16), Warrington Parr Hall (17), Blackburn King George's Hall (19), Halifax Victoria Theatre (20), Middlesbrough Town Hall (22), Oban Corran Halls (23) and Scunthorpe Baths Hall (25).

They then play festival shows at Common People Southampton (May 26), Common People Oxford (27), Lisbon Rock In Rio (June 29), Latitude Festival (July 13), Bilbao BBK (14), Kendal Calling (27), Linlithgow Party At The Palace (August 11), Scarborough Open Air Theatre (18) and Drumlanrig Electric Fields (30).

James' official website can be found here. They are on Facebook and Twitter.  Some of the band - TimAndy and Dave - are also on Twitter.

We also run the One Of The Three James archive, the most detailed resource for information about the band, and the site also has a Facebook and Twitter page.
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