After yesterday pastry tease, Jamie T has announced he’s set to release a 15th-anniversary edition of his debut album ‘Panic Prevention’.
Posting on social media, a message reads: “To mark the 15 year anniversary of ‘Panic Prevention’, Jamie is releasing limited 12″ and double CD.”
The new version will arrive on 28th January, and can be pre-ordered from his website.
Nominated for a Mercury Prize, ‘Panic Prevention’ peaked at number 4 in the UK album charts on its release in January 2007. Containing the singles ‘Sheila’, ‘If You’ve Got The Money’ and ‘Calm Down Dearest’, the CD version of the new 15th-anniversary edition will include an unreleased gig, Panic Prevention Disco: Live @ The Scala from 2006. Recorded on to cassette and given away free at gigs, it features an encore including a version of Billy Bragg’s ‘A New England’.
Yesterday, Jamie T teased the news by posting a picture of a croissant to social media – a hint to the opening shout of the first track on ‘Panic Prevention’, ‘Brand New Bass Guitar’.
Earlier this year, news broke that Jamie T’s fifth album was “done”, after a since deleted tweet from mixing engineer Jag Jago.
With a previous list of collaborators including the Maccabees, Jessie Ware and Ten Tonnes, Jago tweeted “Jamie T album 5. Done. Seriously looking forward to 2022!”
The album will be the first new studio record from Jamie T since 2016’s ‘Trick’.
Update: If you head to Jamie T’s Instagram story right now, you might hear him say something about “new music” that’s perhaps coming “soon”. Just saying.