Unloved are pleased to reveal a bundle of remixes of their single, ‘Number in my phone’ by Black Science Orchestra. ‘Number in my phone,’ a heart-breaking Shangri-Las teen tragedy beamed into the heart of the modern age, is taken from Unloved’s latest album, ‘The Pink Album’, which will be available on vinyl as a double LP with artwork by Julian House on 21 October.
↓ Listen to ‘Number in my phone’ ↓
Speaking about ‘Number in my phone’, Unloved’s David Holmes says:
“One day I was searching for a number in my ‘phone and Andrew Weatherall’s number caught my attention – it immediately dawned on me that I still had the numbers of all my nearest and dearest – my parents, sister & brother who had passed away, in my ‘phone. The line “ever since you passed on I’ve still got your number in my ‘phone“ was quickly noted and when Jade, Keefus, Raven, Kat and I went to Provence to finish the writing of the pink album – this line was passed onto Jade who turned it into gold recounting her own experience after losing her own mother. The early music sketch started in my studio with Keefus working his usual magic – we were listening to The Ron Grainer Orchestra’s classic “Theme To The Tales of The Unexpected “. I’ve still got all their numbers in my ‘phone.”
One of the first record’s David Holmes made was with British producer legend Ashley Beedle (the 1993 single De Niro released under the name The Disco Evangelists). Nearly three decades later, Beedle – under his recently revived Black Science Orchestra moniker alongside original co-founding member Rob Mello and longtime studio partner Darren Morris, on the bounce after their BBC 6 Music A-listed cosmic call-and-response mix for Emma Jean Thackery – have got under the bonnet of Unloved’s slo-mo Shadow Morton-esque ‘Number in my phone’. The result is a glorious percussive acid-disco bounce, a shot of pure serotonin to help ease the changing of the seasons.
‘The Pink Album’ will be available on vinyl as a double LP & CD with artwork by Julian House. A Julian House exhibition launches at The Social this evening in the upstairs bar. Exhibition info here.