James have always had a personal side.
Sure, the band have enjoyed massive success over the years, but their output has always focussed on common humanity, the poetry of the everyday.
New album 'Girl At The End Of The World' arrives on March 18th, and it's a bold, brash and occasionally moving return from the much-loved Manchester-rooted collective.
New single 'Nothing But Love' is out now, with Clash able to premiere the accompanying visuals. It's a curious clip, documenting the sometimes loving, sometimes turbulent relationship between a woman and a TV-headed figure.
Directed by James FitzGerald, it's evocative, surreal and leaves a lasting impression. Tim Booth explains: "We are proud to present another video made with love and diligence. Love is the only cure. Love transcends all boundaries. As Obama said when the Supreme Court passed the gay marriage case: 'Love wins.'"
The singer adds: "I'm convinced that in a few years time James Fitzgerald will be a well-known director/ artist and it has been an honor to work with him..."
Check it out now.
Catch James at the following shows:
2 Bristol Colston Hall (SOLD OUT)
3 Southend Cliffs Pavilion
4 London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
6 London Forum (SOLD OUT)
7 London O2 Academy Brixton (SOLD OUT)
9 Norwich UEA
10 Bournemouth O2 Academy
12 Llandudno Venue Cymru Arena
13 Manchester Arena
14 Leeds First Direct Arena
16 Hull City Hall
17 Newcastle City Hall
19 Glasgow The SSE Hydro
20 Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
21 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (SOLD OUT)