Comprising the singular shadow-cast tones Marc Almond, the snaking melodies of Sigue Sigue Sputnik axeman Neal X, the thunderous rhythm section of Iggy Pop’s touring troupe Mat Hector and Ben Ellis, plus the haunting Hammond organ sound of the esteemed James Beaumont; together they are THE LOVELESS.
Making their Tomorrow’s Ghosts debut in 2022 with a headline set, expect the unexpected when The Loveless bring their devilishly dark arts to Whitby. A project designed to take its constituent parts back to where they all began, The Loveless pledges itself to the pulp appeal of Garage Rock in its rawest, most gripping guise.
Drawing material from Marc Almond’s immense back catalogue as well as from the oeuvres of Lou Reed to David Bowie, warped 60s R&B staples to lost garage-rock gems, The Loveless could be accused of being a “covers band”. And yet with a demonstrative talent for chiselling cuts down to their most primeval rock roots, it’s one that has seen the band steal the claim for being “Britain’s best garage rock band” (Louder Than War).
Having played just a handful of live shows since their formation, The Loveless’ headline set at Whitby’s Tomorrow’s Ghosts Festival will be a rare opportunity to see some of the world’s finest musicians in unbridled form and embracing their dark sides.
Already shaping-up to be a vintage year, The Loveless will join a line-up sporting a smorgasbord of gothic desirables drawn from across Europe & the USA.
Headlining the Friday night, original goth rock messiahs Fields of the Nephilim have been previously announced to be topping the bill that night. One of Goth’s most significant artists, Carl McCoy and co. will be reacquainting audiences with their magnetic, macabre appeal and a boundary-pushing arsenal that includes scintillating singles such as “Moonchild”, “Psychonaut”, “Summerland” and so much more.
Elsewhere, other incredible acts confirmed to be appearing include very special guests Into A Circle, Ghost Dance, and Balaam And The Angel, as well as exclusive performances from Bootblacks, All My Thorns and Evil Blizzard present…‘Blizzoween’.