James have announced a UK tour for 2008, and also revealed that they will release a new album on April 7.

The record, their first since ‘Pleased To Meet You’ in 2001, is currently untitled.

The tour looks like this:

10, Derby Assembly Rooms.
11, Lincoln Engine Shed.
12, Liverpool University.
14, Newcastle Academy.
15, Sheffield Academy.
17, London Shepherds Bush Empire.
18, Norwich UEA.
21, Bristol Colston Hall.
22, Blackpool Empress Ballroom.
24, Edinburgh Corn Exchange.
25, Aberdeen AECC.

Tickets for the tour go on sale on Friday (December 14).

James are one of the bands announced for the Isle of Wight Festival in June.