Oct 1, 2020
The Jaded Hearts Club’s first album will debut this Friday, and their appearance on James Cordon’s late night show is set for Monday, October 15th.
Featuring frontmen Nic Cester (Jet) and Miles Kane (The Last Shadow Puppets), 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 line-up mining the history of rock & soul music to create original interpretations of lost classics, Northern soul cult hits and jazz standards. The band shared their brand new video for ” I Put a Spell on You” via Rollingstone.
“I Put A Spell On You“ was originally released by Jalacy “Screamin’ Jay” Hawkins in 1956 and has been covered extensively by numerous acts as diverse as Nina Simone, Annie Lennox & Jeff Beck. The Jaded Hearts Club make this song their own by embracing the song’s menacing undertones with a searing, unexpected, and volatile guitar and vocal performance by Graham Coxon and Nic Cester respectively, backed by a heavy thumping jazz-metal rhythm section.
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.”
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. Back in Los Angeles, Bellamy and Davis started working on an album, with Bellamy producing at Red Room Studios in Los Angeles. The band decided to focus primarily on recording lost classics from the world of Northern Soul, supplemented by their raw, soulful takes on some famous standards from the era.