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Jamie T says new music is coming as he announces ‘Panic Prevention’ reissue

‘Panic Prevention’ turns 15 years old this month

By Charlotte Krol

a still of Jamie T from his video for 'Tescoland'
Jamie T in the official video for 'Tescoland'. CREDIT: Still/Press

Jamie T has said that new music is on the way as he shared news of a 15th anniversary edition of his debut album, ‘Panic Prevention’.

The songwriter posted a clip of himself next to noisy roadworks reading out an email sent to him by his manager with all the details of the reissue, which comes in a limited 12″ and double CD formats. 1,500 copies of the vinyl and 2,000 copies of the CD are available to pre-order here.

Additionally, 15 test pressings signed by Jamie T will be randomly selected and sent to a number of those who have signed up on the pre-order link. The anniversary edition is released on January 28.

At the end of the clip, the singer says that new music is coming “soon”.

‘Panic Prevention’ was released on January 29, 2007 and peaked at Number Four in the UK album charts. It contained the singles ‘Sheila’, ‘If You’ve Got The Money’ and ‘Calm Down Dearest’.

The CD version of the anniversary reissue will include a previously unreleased recording of a gig, ‘Panic Prevention Disco: Live @ The Scala’, in 2006. At the time the show was recorded on to cassette and given away for free at gigs. It features an encore including a version of Billy Bragg’s 1983 song ‘A New England’.

Earlier this month it emerged that Jamie’s fifth album was “done” after a since-deleted tweet from mixing engineer Jag Jago was posted online.

“Jamie T album 5. Done. Seriously looking forward to 2022!” Jago wrote.

The new album will be Jamie’s first since 2016’s ‘Trick’. Since that release, Jamie – real name Jamie Treays – has earned co-writing credits on Miles Kane’s 2018 album ‘Coup De Grace’.

Last October, it was revealed that T had been in the studio with Carl Barât of The Libertines. The pair were pictured together alongside The Prodigy’s Olly Burden. “Da boys in the band… Been cookin’ up some dope lit sick shiz innit,” Barât wrote as the caption.

It came after Treays posted a picture of himself with Barât in May 2021, when he visited The Albion Rooms, The Libertines’ Margate hotel.

“Met some wonderful people through the years. [Carl Barât] has to be one of my favourite. U r my guitar hero brother,” he wrote on Instagram at the time. “[The Albion Rooms, Margate] Thankyou for having me.”