Featuring frontmen Miles Kane (The Last Shadow Puppets) and Nic Cester (Jet), guitarists Graham Coxon (Blur) and Jamie Davis, plus Matt Bellamy (Muse) on bass and drummer Sean Payne (The Zutons), The Jaded Hearts Club are an all-star collective who play raucous rock ‘n’ roll for the sheer fun of it. The band share their brand new single Love’s Gone Bad ahead of their debut album You’ve Always Been Here, which follows 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.