Skip to main content

Home Music Music News

Jamie T premieres new songs at first live gig in five years

'The Theory of Whatever' is due out 29 July.

By Sam Moore

Jamie T press shot, 2022
'The Theory of Whatever' arrives on July 29th. (Photo: Will Robson Scott)

Jamie T has premiered a selection of new songs at his first live gig in five years.

The ‘Power Over Men’ artist performed a comeback show at London’s Subterania last night (11 May) and ran through a number of classics and debuted some new material.

As well as vaunted hits like ‘Sheila’ and ‘If You Got The Money’, Jamie T also performed new single ‘The Old Style Raiders’ live for the first time.

As yet unreleased tracks from his forthcoming fifth album ‘The Theory of Whatever’ also had an airing.

‘A Million And One Ways To Die’ and ‘Keying Lamborghinis’ were the new songs previewed off the new album which is out 29 July.

Last week, Jamie T gave fans the first single from the album in ‘The Old Style Raiders’ which premiered on the BBC.

He discussed the song and its meaning in a statement: “It’s got hope in it. It’s fighting to find something that means enough to you that you love. The fight to find that, and to carry on striving, to find something you love enough to hold on to.”

He continued: “I was struggling to find my direction with the record for a few years, really. I went home one day, and I found this track that I had recorded, pretty much fully finished. And I was really upset, because I realised that I’d spent the last six months asking other people to tell me if something was good. Then I heard this track and I just immediately knew I’d kind of found my path.”

Jamie T has not performed a live gig since 2016’s ‘Trick’ but has stayed busy in the years since. In 2018 he released a collection of B-sides from across his career. Earlier this year he also re-released his seminal debut album ‘Panic Prevention’.