Well, this seems to be the week for old bands from the nineties randomly deciding to reform. OK, we'll be more specific – this seems to be the week for old bands from the nineties who nobody has thought about for five years to randomly decide to reform.
So far we’ve had angry political American act Rage Against The Machine announce a comeback for a festival that’s held in the middle of a desert, and only yesterday came the luke-warm news that Crowded House have also decided to comeback, exciting the few fans that they had have. With a crack team of nuclear scientists, we here at hecklerspray have been working like beavers to try and work out why James have suddenly decided to make a comeback. After spending many a night sweating over our mathematical formula with our brainy scientists, we think we've come up with a formula that perfectly describes why all these people have blown the dust from their amps and unleash their fury on to us again. No money after retiring years = Bankruptcy; Bankruptcy x publicity + mass hysteria of nineties sentimental fans = Money; Money + Band members = A better lifestyle after everyone pays silly amounts of money to see them again.
Honestly, we literally cleared a whole small African country of its coffee bean supply as we constantly failed to get our formula accurate.
Tim Booth, the leader of James said to NME:
“I found myself in a room with instruments and microphones and we just started jamming."
What a coincidence that playing some music happened to a musician. It’s also a coincidence that we found ourselves in a room with a computer to type this story up. Honestly, the amount of spooky stuff that goes on around here sometimes makes want to ring Derek Acorah the bogus physic medium to come round and perform a mystic Indian ceremony to rid us of such things ever happening again.
James, unlike Crowded House actually did have a long and successful career in the UK and further afield with such mind-stabbingly addictive tracks like Sit Down and Destiny Calling, so some of us are actually are genuinely happy they are coming back. There's not just going to be a new James album, but a new James tour as well. Dates:
Glasgow Academy (April 21)
Newcastle Academy (23)
Birmingham Academy (24)
London Brixton Academy (27)
Manchester MEN Arena (28)
Let’s face it; it’s a better reunion plan then All Saints whose comeback should have been left in the pile marked 'Not to be unleashed on the public'.
So this week has seen a number of bands return. Who will it be next? The way things are going, it would seem normal to us if The Jackson 5 return. Well, after Jermaine gets out of the Celebrity Big Brother Racist House. Expect a James live review in the future as we inevitably give in to nineties hysteria. Actually, its because we never saw them in their glory. We may as well do it now.