Marty Duda's artist of the week - James
Manchester's James formed in the mid-1980s in the wake of The Smiths' popularity, even scoring an endorsement from Morrissey himself in their early days. As the band's sound evolved, comparisons to U2 and The Waterboys became more apt. The band, led by vocalist Tim Booth, scored their breakthrough UK hit in 1991 with Sit Down and in 1993 in the US with the Eno-produced Laid. The band split in 2001 but reformed in 2007. Their latest album, La Petite Mort, has just been released.