- 04 Mar 16
David Holmes & Friends indulge their love of classic soundtracks & '60s girl groups
One of the greatest musical talents to emerge from Ireland over the past 20 years, David Holmes has enjoyed a remarkable parallel career as Hollywood composer and cutting edge dance producer. His CV includes working on a series of hit films by one of America’s foremost directors, Steven Soderbergh, while of late, Holmer has been busy working on the score of TV series The Fall, the superb Belfast crime drama starring Gillian Anderson.
The Belfast DJ’s work in film and TV definitely informs his latest project, The Unloved, which was born in Los Angeles club night The Rotary Room, where in recent years Holmes has been DJing between acts, usually improvised outfits drawn from the ranks of the city’s finest musicians. The duo who founded the night are Keefus Ciancia, a regular T-Bone Burnett collaborator who worked on the score to True Detective, and songwriter/vocalist Jade Vincent, best known as the spearhead of LA collective the Jade Vincent Experiment.
Like Holmes, Ciancia and Vincent are devotees of classic film soundtracks and ’60s girl groups, and the trio have decided to explore their love of those styles on Guilty Of Love. The resulting album is a beautifully crafted collection of atmospheric sounds that ranks among Holmes’ best work to date.