The Loveless Debut Album: A Fusion of Vintage Rock and R&B
‘Meet The Loveless,’ the debut album from The Loveless, is set to hit the shelves on January 19th via Cadiz Music. This garage rock band, led by the iconic Marc Almond of Soft Cell fame and the talented Neal X, formerly of Sique Sigue Sputnik and Adam Ant’s band, promises to deliver a musical experience steeped in the essence of ’70s rock, ’60s R&B, and Garage Rock.
The Loveless’s lineup is further bolstered by the addition of Iggy Pop’s dynamic touring rhythm section, featuring Mat Hector and Ben Ellis, alongside keyboard virtuoso James Beaumont. This ensemble brings a unique energy and depth to the album, ensuring a sound that’s both fresh and nostalgically familiar.
‘Meet The Loveless’ is more than just a collection of songs; it’s a journey through the musical inspirations that shaped the teenage years of its band members. The album is a homage to a range of musical legends, from T. Rex and Iggy Pop to David Bowie and Alice Cooper. It features an eclectic mix of covers and original tracks, each infused with the band’s distinctive style and passion.
Listeners can expect a diverse array of tracks, including the Kink’s moody ‘I’m Not Like Everybody Else’ and The Sorrow’s ‘Take A Heart’. The album also features a unique rendition of ‘Dark Side’ by The Shadows Of Night and a fiery version of ‘Hot, Hard & Ready’ by L.A’s underground sensation, Smoky. Adding to this impressive lineup, former Sex Pistols star Glen Matlock joins forces with Almond on the Bo Diddley classic ‘Pills’.
The album is rounded off with two original tracks by Almond and X, ‘Nothing At All’ and ‘Wild In The Streets’, which are sure to resonate with fans of their previous work. These songs embody the spirit of the album – a tribute to the nights of rebellious rock and roll and the allure of the underground music scene.
Described as ‘Britain’s best garage rock band’ by Louder than War, The Loveless transcends the label of a mere covers band. They embody the smouldering tension of the material they play, making each song their own. ‘Meet The Loveless’ is not just an album; it’s a celebration of the music that sparked their love for the gritty, raw sound of garage rock. It’s a compilation for the night hawks, the misfits, and the rebels – a soundtrack for those who find beauty in the dark corners of rock and roll.
Stay tuned for the release of ‘Meet The Loveless’ and prepare to be transported to a world where the legacy of rock’s greatest eras is reborn with a contemporary edge.
Phil Aston | Now Spinning Magazine