electronical press kit


unloved 2015 [Foto: Steffen Johr]

unloved stands for catchy music of an unconventional style. The band around extraordinary singer Shya builds a bridge over the troubled waters of electronic and guitar-oriented music. These Germans smoothly merge the harshness of metal or electro with the flow of trip hop and jazz and even the fragility of singer-songwriter music now and then. The resulting songs reconcile the sophisticated avant-garde of progressive rock with the dance appeal of modern pop music. unloved creates multi-layered soundscapes that take the listener on a voyage full of exciting moments.

The record ventures a glance into the abyss. It is characterized by existential fears and doubts and definitely the bleakest record by unloved so far. Yet, the often subtle but always present positive energy that is typical for songs by unloved pours out from every edge of this record, manifesting itself in glimpses of hope and lots of humorous moments both in lyrics and music. The songs are more mature and energized than previous material, but still somewhat dreamy, like innocence playing between smoking ruins.

Pay One Bliss With Another | album | 2015 | Kick The Flame
You Can Leave Your Head On | live album | 2014 | Kick The Flame
Killersongs | EP | 2006 | Kick The Flame
My Way To Run | EP | 2004 | self-distributed

2015’s shows in a row:

2015-10-21 | J | Tokyo | Cat’s Hole
2015-10-19 | J | Shibuya | Cyclone
2015-10-18 | J | Ikebukuro | Kings X
2015-10-17 | J | Tokyo | Mona Records
2015-10-17 | J | Shinjuku | Antiknock
2015-10-16 | J | Chiba | K’s Dream
2015-10-15 | J | Yokohama | Club Lizard
2015-10-14 | J | Ikebukuro | Chop
2015-10-13 | J | Koenji | Mission’s
2015-10-12 | J | Tokyo | Holiday
2015-10-11 | J | Shinjuku | Motion
2015-10-10 | J | Tokyo | ACB Hall
2015-10-09 | J | Otsuka | Deepa
2015-08-21 | D | Cottbus | La Casa
2015-05-25 | D | Leipzig | Wave Gotik Treffen
2015-05-02 | D | Leipzig | Bayerhaus | akustisch
2015-05-01 | D | Leipzig | Villa
2015-03-28 | D | Leipzig | Bandhaus
2015-03-14 | D | Chemnitz | Südbahnhof
2015-03-13 | D | Dresden | Katy’s
2015-03-12 | D | Berlin | Sage
2015-03-11 | D | Hannover | Kulturpalast
2015-02-14 | D | Leipzig | Moritzbastei
2015-01-31 | D | Zwickau | Club Seilerstraße

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unloved press review 2015

„A supremely thrilling trip into a new world“
ORKUS (GER): discovery of the month, issue 2015-03

„So much richness of expression, clever song ideas and plot twists. Impressive that unloved can maintain this high level on the disc with ease. … The year 2015 starts with numerous strong records – but UNLOVED’s debut stands out once more.“
LEGACY (GER): tip, issue 2015-03/04

„Widescreen emotional music that comes from the gut and hits the heart“
powermetal.de (GER)

„This woman shya has one of the most beautiful singing voices I‘ve ever heard.“
my last chapter (USA)

„Songs full of emotion with evocative soundscapes, that’s what unloved stands for in its entirety.“
metal inside (GER)

„Unloved is a group that has overcome all the style-specific code to create a universe with a sound much unheard.“
fanzic (FRANCE)

„If the musical visions of unloved continue to be converted so consistently and heart bleedingly into refreshingly different sounds, Leipzig will have its third über band next to DISILLUSION and DARK SUNS.“
legacy (GER)

„There are bands whose first contact make you regret to not having known them earlier. Unloved is one of these.“
morbid sounds (GER)

„I like the drumwork the most, some awesome rhythms!“
fishcomcollective (USA)

„Is Leipzig the new breeding ground for music talents? That’s what you have to ask ourselves if you think about where the most innovative bands from the melancholic-hard area recorded their albums in the recent past.“
walls of fire (GER)

„damn rocking music with grandiose female vocals“
mordor magazin (Switzerland)

„a fine blend of modern-rock and gothic rock / metal with a slightly progressive weft“
rockhard (GER)

„If Unloved were Dutch, the band would have already hit it as big as Within Temptation, The Gathering, After Forever or Epica.“
obliveon (GER)

„probably one of the most diverse singers in metalbiz“
blood dawn (GER)