Welcome to James Week, Pedestrian's celebration of the best, brightest and most chilled out James' from across Australia. Why James and not Karl or Barry? Well our good friends at Jameson are looking for Australia's most easy-going James. If you think that's you - or if you know one - you should head over to the James Week page and get involved. The James they crown as Australia's most easy-going will be flown to the Jameson distillery in Ireland and crowned as the Australian Jameson rep.

James Lyall is one half of Flight Facilities and responsible for the earworms that are "Crave You" and most recent smash "Foreign Language". "Crave You" broke the top 20 in triple j's Hottest 100 and catapulted the Sydney duo from local DJ gigs to touring around the world. James caught up with us as part of Jameson James Week to discuss upcoming singles featuring members of Hot Chip and even John Paul Young. Yes as in "Love is in the Air" John Paul young.

So are you guys working on an album at the moment? We're still doing singles at the moment, we're looking to belt out a few more decent singles and then maybe look towards an album but it's not a huge priority at the moment just cause of how the music industry is. If you see an album you can just pick out whatever track you want. So we're trying to put our money where our mouth is and try and make those one or two songs from an album every time. Which is probably pretty much impossible but we're giving it a shot.

So there are more hits on the way... Yeah definitely we're about to release a new single probably late January with one of the guys from Hot Chip. He's the drummer, I think they're all on synths and drum machines and all that. His name's Rob Smoughton and he's released an album on his own and it sounds like new age Phil Collins. He's got this really chilled voice. So we just wrote a track with him.

Can you talk us through how you hooked up with him originally? He emailed us or twittered us or something and said "I really like your stuff I'd love to work with you guys" and we were like "um are you sure you've got the right guys?", We've still never met him because he lives in England. We've just kind of gone back and forth via correspondence. It's been a really interesting process.

Are there any other collaborators you guys are working on at the moment? We're in the middle of our Australian tour and we just got back from Newcastle a couple of weeks ago and we went up there early to work with John Paul Young.

No way... We were like speechless. I mean think about telling John Paul Young how to sing. It scared the shit out of me! So we're working on a collaboration with him. We made the song a long time ago and then Hugo had the crazy idea to use a well respected old Australian singer and he's obviously the first person who came to mind. So we sent it to him, he took a little while to get back but he loved it and we organised to go to his studio and work with him which was really cool.

You just played the Primavera festival in Chile, how was that? That was one of the funnest days or nights of my life. We kind of got to hook up with a lot of artists that we respect like Jacques Renault and Uffie. Uffie's DJ at the moment is one of the guys from the Bumblebeez, Chris Colonna. We all just vibed it was such a cool place, we were playing at this pool party and the Andes are just surrounding the whole festival. We were Dj'ing and I just kept looking back at the Andes going are we really here?

How long's Chris Colonna been DJ'ing for Uffie? As far as I know a year max, I don't think even that. They're a good pair together. They're really really eccentric to say the least I guess.

We're interviewing you for our Jameson James Week. For all the non-James' out there can you let us know what it's like living life as a James? Well as you know a lot of people call me Jiimmy, but when I actually do hear my real name like from my mum or a friend I had when I was growing up it kind of sounds like I'm the chauffeur of a really ritzy person. You know, like, "James, home James" that kind of thing. It's a very proper name. It's maybe why I've become Jimmy now because I'm a bit of a joker. Everyone's a bit weird about their own name.

Below, James picks his top three easy going tracks which would be perfect for relaxing in a comfortable chair while pondering the world or calming your nerves through some in-air turbulence.



Lovebirds feat. Stee Downes - "Want You In My Soul"



Michael Jackson - "I Can't Help It"



Metronomy - "A Thing For Me" (Breakbot remix)

Flight Facilities are currently on tour, presented by Pedestrian.

You can catch them at:

11 Nove Elsewhere, Gold Coast
12 Nov Roxanne Parlour, Melbourne
19 Nov Bowler Bar, Brisbane
27 Nov Buddha Bar, Byron Bay

Stay tuned for more James week and if you know an easygoing James or you are one don't forget to head to the James Week page now.