The Jaded Hearts Club are a new band 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). Having played just a handful of shows, the band today share their first track ‘Nobody But Me’.
With Miles Kane on lead vocals, ‘Nobody But Me’ is a raucous rock ‘n’ roll take on a Northern Soul classic, The Isley Brothers’ 1962 song ‘Nobody But Me’, recorded in the spirit of The Human Beinz’s cult version that followed in 1968.
“Living in L.A. it seems like no-one has heard of Northern Soul,”says Davis.“We just love the story of how the north of England fell in love with American soul music even after it stopped having hits, and using that music as the soundtrack to a good night out.”
“I read somewhere recently, which made me laugh, that rock is the new jazz,” adds Bellamy.“It’s becoming an esoteric genre, but still with huge historical and cultural importance. Like jazz, which often reinvents old songs, The Jaded Hearts Club is continuing the tradition of how bands like The Beatles and The Stones started out – finding great soul and blues standards and recording them in a more modern style.”
The band’s motivation, states Davis, is simple. “It goes back to the purest point of why people started bands in the first place – a group of great musicians getting together to play for fun with no pressure. We’re doing it because we have a bloody good time.”