The Jaded Hearts Club are an all-star collective who play raucous rock ‘n’ roll for the sheer fun of it.
Featuring frontmen Miles Kane (The Last Shadow Puppets) and Nic Cester (Jet), guitarists Graham Coxon (Blur) and Jamie Davis, Matt Bellamy (Muse) on bass and drummer Sean Payne (The Zutons), The Jaded Hearts Club is sure to be your newest music obsession. The Jaded Hearts Club are an all-star collective who play raucous rock ‘n’ roll for the sheer fun of it. The band today share their brand new single “Love’s Gone Bad” ahead of their debut album You’ve Always Been Here, which will be out on BMG on October 2nd.
“Love’s Gone Bad” is the latest product of The Jaded Hearts Club’s crate-digging mission to put a new spin on lost classics from the world of Northern Soul and Motown. The song was originally released by Chris Clark in 1966 on Motown subsidiary label V.I.P. Records, shortly before The Underdogs reinvented it as a scrappy garage-rock track. The latter’s version’s cult status grew in stature when it was included on Lenny Kaye’s influential ‘Nuggets’ compilation. In the hands of The Jaded Hearts Club, “Love’s Gone Bad” has become a raucous rush of adrenalised Northern Soul energy, topped by a swaggering, larger-than-life vocal from Miles Kane. It’s the sound of a band playing with an uninhibited passion for the music. “Love’s Gone Bad, a rare northern sole stomper that we dug from the underground. We beefed it up and gave it golden wings with matching loafers! Be prepared to dance!” says Miles Kane.
The spirit of the song is encapsulated by the accompanying video. Filmed in London’s Moth Club, the vinyl spins and then Miles Kane and a dancer bound through some fleet-footed old school Northern Soul dance moves.
The Jaded Hearts Club were formed in 2017 when Jamie Davis, a British guitarist living in Los Angeles who previously ran Coxon’s Transcopic Records label in England, wanted to book a Beatles covers band to play at his birthday party. The cost proved to be excessive and the available tribute acts were drab, so Davis had a back-up plan. “I realised I knew a bunch of half decent British musician friends living in L.A. so I thought I’d ask if they’d come together to form an early ‘60s Cavern-era Beatles band.”
They kept their plans a secret. So when family and friends turned up at the party, they were shocked to see an all-star band rampaging through a Cavern Club era Beatles set. The band’s members enjoyed it so much, they continued: they played SXSW; a late night gig in Chicago after Bellamy had completed a stadium show with Muse; supported Roger Daltrey at The Royal Albert Hall in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust; and headlined London’s 100 Club. Expanding their repertoire to cover other classic British rock songs from the Sixties, the 100 Club show was a tribute to Davis’s late father, with all proceeds donated to the Shooting Star Children’s Hospices. The charity further benefited from the limited edition vinyl only album ‘Live At The 100 Club’.