As a trailer for Unloved, the Guilty Of Love EP is a breathlessly evocative roll of the title sequence, a glimpse behind the cinema curtain, a run through the rushes of their musical ‘film noire’.
Released on October 16th on Unloved Records, the EP precedes the full Unloved album due in the new year.
Spearheaded by David Holmes, in collaboration with film and TV composer Keefus Ciancia (True Detective), and songwriter-vocalist Jade Vincent (The Jade Vincent Experiment), Unloved are born of 60’s girl groups, influenced by the great George ‘Shadow’ Morton, Jack Nitzsche, the soundtracks of Morricone, Nino Rota and the electronic sounds of Raymond Scott.
David met Keefus and Jade in LA in 2013, that same summer Keefus and Jade started a regular Tuesday night residency in Los Feliz called The Rotary Room. A collective of great musicians, including Woody Jackson (Red Dead Redemption), Gus Seyffert (Beck, The Black Keys), Jay Bellerose (T Bone Burrent) and Deantoni Parks (John Cale), forming informal ensembles curated by Jade, Keefus and David Piltch, with David Holmes invited to DJ between each band.
These common themes and sonic adventures led to the birth of ‘UNLOVED’, evoking the sounds and spirit of The Shangri La’s, Bruno Nicolai, The Paris Sisters, The BBC Radiophonic Workshop and Phil Spector’s wall of sound.
A band was then brought together at Woody Jackson’s VOX Studios in LA, where the sound they had envisaged could actually be realised. Further Unloved contributors have included the legendary Jim Keltner (John Lennon), Wayne Kramer (MC5) and Tommy Morgan (The Beach Boys, Elvis).
All tracks produced by David Holmes and Keefus Ciancia. Mixed by Michael Patterson.
Lead vocals by Jade Vincent
Programming & percussion by David Holmes
Keyboards & programming by Keefus Ciancia
Backing vocals – Raven Ciancia-Vincent, Tanya Mellotte, Kat Khaleel, Sarah Rayne, Penelope Fortier