Eden James
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Eden James

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2002 | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2002
Band Rock Pop




"Album Review - Never Setting Sun / Eden James"

A suprisingly brilliant record. Suprising for the reason that Eden James has not had the publicity given to other similar solo artists like Charlton Hill, David Franj and Alex Lloyd. Yet I would be so bold as to claim that this album far surpasses any of the efforts by the aforementioned artists.

Such is the quality that the title track and latest single is nowhere near the standout tune on the record, and James' Richard Ashcroft-esque voice cuts through the songs with a swagger and confidence that would see this album more deservedly praised in the British press. "Stupid Life" is a crossover radio-hit waiting to happen, and if the Austereo network ever wraps it's arms around this record, we could very well be seeing the next Alex Lloyd style success story. An amazing debut album, even if the final track is a little out of place.
- Oz Music Project

"Album Review - Electric Charge / Eden James"

Eden James is certainly an artist whose star is on the rise. His debut single, Never Setting Sun, knocked Robbie Williams off the number one spot in Greece and he picked up ‘Best New Talent' at Australia's Sunnie Awards.

Determined to build on his already impressive foundations, Eden has formed a band for his second release Electric Charge. With two Indy Award nominations under their belt, the new-look Eden James are already making waves in the music industry. Electric Charge marks a new sound and direction for Eden James and contains 9 brand new recordings.

Electric Charge is a genre-defying set that combines pop sensibilities with indie riffs and underlies it with rich musical textures. Opening track Hurt Me opens with jerky electric guitar rhythms whilst James' distinctive, deep voice kicks in and steers the song to an anthemic chorus. Thankfully this strong start isn't a false one and the rest of Electric Charge follows suit. A Loveless Life channels Franz Ferdinand but adds an edge that that band always lack whilst My Addiction explores the softer side of the band with a stripped-back piano ballad. The latter track has more in common with Nick Cave and Tom Waits than it does the indie scene that much of the album belongs to.

The album has two standout moments. Best Of The Years sounds like a lost INXS gem and the strong rock melodies and electric guitar riffs combine for an addictive radio-friendly four minutes of pop/rock bliss. Dumb Dolls is the album's other finest moment and stands out purely for being so different to the rest of the album. The hushed verses and Eden's raspy vocals are haunting. When the chorus kicks in along with the rest of the band, the song really kicks into life.

Electric Charge isn't without its faults. Opposite Ends suffers from two things; sounding a bit like an Abba track in the intro and being in incredibly repetitive by its end. The song isn't un-listenable but we feel it stood out from the rest of the set as the weakest track on here.

Eden James' decision to form a band and change his sound could prove to be a wise one. The band sounds great together and the material on Electric Charge is pretty strong. At only 9 tracks long the album is a little on the short side but for an emerging band the overall result is pretty impressive. Electric Charge will provide further foundations for the band to build on at this stage in their career.
- Entertainment Focus UK

"Addicted to Eden James"

The album title 'Electric Charge’ is taken from a lyric on track six, 'My Addiction'. I first heard this song at an Eden James concert in Australia and it's never sounded better.

Eden pays homage to his favourite musicians on this new album, and the cover art seems to be an obvious tribute to David Bowie. I hear shades of The Rolling Stones in 'Best of the Years' but it's fair to say that despite the peer comparisons, all the tracks are superbly crafted and I guarantee they'll be swimming laps in your head for days.

Overall, an intelligent indie-pop album of pure class!
- iTunes

"Album Review - Electric Charge / Eden James"

I have the first album released by Eden James and was looking forward to hearing what he had to offer with his second release. Electric Charge is a fitting title for the album as every song is charged with atomic drum tracks and slick melodies.

There aren't any letdown tracks on this album yet there are some definite standouts. Hurt Me is the first single to be released from the album, (you can see the video if you search for Eden James on YouTube), and opens with the brilliant line `I got a feeling and I'm calling it crimson'. This is one of my favourites on the album as it's a great rock track with smart catchy lyrics and after the first listen I had to hear it again.

Dumb Dolls is another stellar track and despite the song sounding like it's about a shallow and unfulfilling romantic relationship, this track has depth, poetry and a brilliant vocal performance. James' voice is as eccentric and expressive as the rich guitar track.

I think We're Meant to Rock n' Roll is the obvious choice for the second single from the album. From the first bar this song has you in and holds you there as it sprints along.

My Addiction is the only piano track on the album with a much slower tempo, but it holds its own with a stunning melody and easily the best vocal performance.

Closing off the album is Radio Faces, which I think has the best lyrics of the whole LP.

If you like Lou Reed, Razorlight, David Bowie or Placebo then you'll love this.
- Amazon.com

"The Strong Get Stronger"

‘Electric Charge’ is album number two for the Australian-born London musician Eden James. This release shows the artist evolving stylistically with an obvious shift toward the harder and darker side of the rock-pop genre. Gone are the folk and soft-rock elements of the previous album, replaced with high energy drumming and indie guitar riffs similar to bands such as ‘The Strokes’ and ‘The Rolling Stones’. Even the songwriting is stronger and more sophisticated. Sub-genres spring up aplenty from track to track, and yet still, they are all amazing stand-alone tunes - each one of them ‘single’ material.

For new fans of Eden James I recommend this album above his debut ‘Never Setting Sun’. The first album did spawn a number one hit, but given time, this album is bound to capture the world’s attention. It may even become a classic. Do yourself a favour and give it a spin.

The finest indie-pop album of the year - *****

"Single Review - We're Meant To Rock 'N' Roll / Eden James"

Makes me wanna jump up and down. It makes me smile. I'd totally buy your album and be your groupie! - 10/10 - Slice The Pie

"Single Review - Best Of The Years / Eden James"

A great combination of rock, punk rock, new wave, and alternative - 10/10 - Slice The Pie

"A Rising Star"

A rising star! - Editor, Time Out - Time Out Magazine UK

"Eden James Is Number One"

Eden James knocks Robbie Williams to take the Number One spot in Greek Top40 charts. - KissFM.gr

"East Of Eden"

There's a lot going on in the world of London-based independent Aussie artist Eden James currently. The ex-Brisbanite who scored a number 1 on the Greek music charts with the single Never Setting Sun (knocking Robbie
Williams off the top spot) is having his band's next single, We're Meant To Rock 'n' Roll, released in Greece by Universal Music. His latest album, Electric Charge, is planned for re-release in April on the
band's own EJE label after parting ways with the New York-based Alamo records. - Rave Magazine


These Streets [LP]
Label: EJE

Electric Charge [LP]
Label: EJE
Label: EMI (Greece)

Now or Never [LP](Never Setting Sun retitled)
Label: Dragon Music (Greece)
Distributor: Universal

Now or Never [single]
Label: Dragon Music (Greece)
Distributor: Universal

Never Setting Sun [single]
Label: Collision Records
Radio Airplay: Australia & New Zealand, Greece
Highest chart position: #1

Never Setting Sun [LP]
Label: Collision Records

Core Sample '03
Label: Collision Records

Halo [single]
Label: Collision Records
Radio Airplay: Australia & New Zealand



Eden James' single, Never Setting Sun, stole the Number One spot from pop heavyweight Robbie Williams in the Greek Top 40. His debut album of the same name not only gained him chart success and critical acclaim, but also won him the Best New Talent award at Australia’s Sunnie Awards.

After the release of his second album Electric Charge, he received the Best International Artist award at Australia’s MUSICOZ Awards, and also picked up two British award nominations at the Indy Music Awards for Best Rock Act and Best International Act.

Soon after, Eden James appeared on the bill with The Killers, Placebo and Moby at the Rockwave festival in Athens. Eden and his band were the second top billing on the Vibe stage for the largest music festival in Greece.

Eden James' debut album Never Setting Sun launched him as an international artist, and his performances in Japan, United Kingdom, France, Norway, Greece, Poland, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand and the USA have resulted in an ever-growing fan base. His music can be streamed and downloaded on this site or from Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, YouTube and all major stores and platforms.

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