Manchester legends James have been on a roll creatively, and their most recent album 'Girl At The End Of The World' scored them their highest chart position in years. It entered the UK charts at number 2 when it was released in March this year, just 2,000 sales behind Adele's blockbuster '25'. Continuing to expand their horizons while retaining their essence, the band's 14th studio album cements their reputation as a musically evolving unit and one of British music's most loved groups. Frontman Tim Booth said: "I was pretty conscious about setting beats fast and danceable. We asked ourselves what about the last record we'd like to carry forward to this one and I liked the grooves... I'm really excited by the dance grooves and I think this is one of the strongest records we've written in a long time." The excellent 'Dear John' is one of the album's calmer moments, topped off with some superb lyrics. It comes with a brilliant animated music video directed by Péter Vácz. Next month in November, James will be touring New Zealand and Australia.