A l e x a n d e r J a m e s
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Tell us a bit about yourself? I was born and raised near Leeds, where I now make my home and spend most of my time. Im in to doing things, not sitting by wanking the world away. I just fucking do stuff and live the same life everyone else lives, its rad.
There are a lot of emerging artists in the UK right now. What sets you apart from the rest? I am the same as everyone else, not going to pretend theres this great air of mystery surrounding my life. I write music to help me get through the same shit everyone has to deal with. They will probably kiss your arse more than I will.
What’s your back-story? I put my sound together based exactly on how I feel. Each song is a snapshot in time and whether its a good time or a bad time its the history of how I have felt. I make all of my music for myself, thats why I kept it secret for so long. It scares the fuck out of me that anybody would ask me questions about my actual emotions but I need to record music and I need to release it.
What are you working on at the moment? I have my debut ep coming out in the next few months (I M A K E M U S I C I F E E L T H I N G S I A M H U M A N) signed a management deal and everything's pretty sick. Pretty much written the second ep as well.
What's the first song you remember hearing? Passenger - Iggy Pop
You're in a Karaoke Bar - What's your go to song? My way - Frank Sinatra
What was the first gig you went to? Some acoustic gig in York I reckon
Which song do you wish you'd written? Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Which song changed your life? Angels - Robbie Williams the fucking ledgend
Which song would you like played at your funeral? Hurt - Johnny Cash
What song is stuck in your head right now?Some fucking Little Mix crap
What was the first Album you bought? Bob the builders album
Which song made you want to play music? Black Flies - Ben Howard
"Leeds based electronic artist Alexander James released his debut single 'Faith' earlier in the year.
Emotionally absorbing and resoundingly intelligent, it became a breakout of sorts, even gaining plays on Radio 1"
- Clash Magazine
Get ready to unleash your inner guitar hero with this emotionally charged electro-rock track.
"Alexander James is a Leeds based musician making a fine mix of rock infused electronic music. He is also a visual artist and you can tell he has no problem conjuring up some art in his mind with his music and lyrics".
"I really really really like this"
- Greg James (BBC Radio 1)
"This sounds amazing"
- Scott Mills (BBC Radio 1)
"Well this sounds massive, can’t wait to hear what else he has got"
- Alan Raw BBC Leeds
"It was written about a time where I felt I could not do anything right by anyone or myself. I felt that all of my actions were catching up with me and that I was consumed by an overwhelming feeling of grief, regret and self-sabotage. Taking inspiration from my friends around me as well as we were going through varied issues but all left us feeling quite numb.
- The Horses Mouth
I M A K E M U S I C I F E E L T H I N G S I A M H U M A N
This entire ep was written to and for myself, I spent a long time listening to what I wrote and sang so that I could try and understand how I actually felt. This was therapy for me and whilst it doesn’t fix everything it was a start in understanding that there is a problem. From self destruction to comparing myself to others, this ep summarises a few years of my life that I would rather forget. It acts as a snap shot of what it was like which is great because on somedays you can listen back to it and think I am glad I’m not in that situation anymore or the opposite, I might listen and think “fuck you need to sort this shit out”.