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James reveal name and release date of 15th album

Donald Trump appears to have inspired some of the record.


Alternative rockers James have announced they will release their 15th album later this summer.

The Manchester band will drop their record, entitled Living In Extraordinary Times, on August 3.

It will be a follow-up to their 2016 album Girl At The End Of The World, which debuted in the charts at number two, and their recent Better Than That EP.

The album is said to be a “fusion of social commentary and personal reflection” that will cover the current political climate in the US among other topics.

Lead singer Tim Booth said: “We knew something was up when Leicester City won the league, then Brexit, then Trump. It is as if we’d slipped into an alternate reality, a Philip K Dick reality.

“We are living in extraordinary times.”

The album is produced by Brit Award and Mercury Prize-winner Charlie Andrew, who has worked with alt-J and Wolf Alice, and Beni Giles.

Andrew said: “This album is full of big tunes.

“Tim and the guys are all very good at writing huge hooks.

“There’s some really big, energetic tracks and some nice, chilled ones.

“There’s some monstrous tracks, like Hank, which is just vast with layers and layers of drums.”

James, best known for rock anthems Come Home, She’s A Star and Sit Down, was formed in 1982 and, following a split in the early 2000s, they reunited in 2007.