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 Pavilion next Halloween.
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’. The Loveless spent the lockdown of the last few years recording their debut studio release. A self-titled 7-track mini album released just before Christmas 2020, the record saw swaggering Iggy Pop covers Kill City rubbing shoulders with leather-clad garage originals Shadows of Knight’s Dark Side; dark dancehall standards Putty In Your Hands by John Patton and Eddie Snyder) sparring with daring mash-ups of Deep Purple and The Sweet. And despite the insidious nature of gentrification that has made the area a theme park of its former self, guitarist Neal X swears the ghosts of old Soho make their presence felt in the twilight hours and late-night grooves of The Loveless’ version of Smoky’s Hot, Hard & Ready.
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. Miss this at your peril.
Already shaping-up to be a vintage year, The Loveless will join a line-up sporting a smorgasbord of gothic and alternative 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 at Whitby’s premier gothic and alternative arts festival 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.
The only festival unafraid to paint the town black, Tomorrow’s Ghosts Festival will return to Whitby for Halloween 2022. The ultimate celebration of all things gothic and alternative, the festival will return to its spiritual home between Friday 28th to Sunday 30th October 2022. A weekend that relishes in the darkest of arts, from music to markets, performance to literature, and so much more, the festival remains central to the wider events taking place across the town, the official birthplace of Dracula for what will be its fifth year.
Dabbling in the dark arts to provide one of the most unique festival experiences in the country, expect diverse performances and surreal happenings aplenty when Tomorrow’s Ghosts returns on Halloween weekend 2022.