February 14, 2011

Review: Two sets of Lloyd Cole might seem like a lot, but the man’s long stopped playing to an audience that weren’t entirely on board (and who, to describe the demographic in the most generous terms possible, had clearly been on board for the best part of 30 years).

February 6, 2011

Cole opened the first set with No Blue Skies, from 1990’s Lloyd Cole album, before tossing in a couple of tunes from his days with The Commotions, Why I Love Country Music and Perfect Skin. He also made it clear that he has a new album out, Broken Record, and promptly played the title track from it.

November 28, 2010

In 1984 Lloyd Cole and The Commotions released ‘Rattlesnakes.’ At the time Cole was studying philosophy and his knowingly pretentious lyrics name checked icons of old. ‘She looks like Eve Marie Saint in on the waterfront. She reads Simone de Beauvoir in her American circumstance.

November 23, 2010

A day without any gig so I was almost in pyjama when I received a phone call @ 8:00pm from Motley Mime telling me that Lloyd Cole was playing an …

November 22, 2010

The same week as 67 year old Keith Richards in an orchestrated media orgasm poses in different rock’n’roll-poses, another guitar-player enters the stage at Södra teatern. In high cut trousers, tucked in shirt, well parted hair. Absolutely sober.

November 16, 2010

Lloyd Cole ist ein zurückhaltender, etwas scheuer Mensch. Er redet nicht viel, und wenn er mal redet, tut er das sehr leise. Alles ist Understatement an dem englischen Singer/Songwriter.

November 11, 2010

Des années que j’attendais ça: je me souviens de mes années lycée fin 80, tout le monde connaissait et écoutait Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, comme on écoutait The Smiths, ou encore The Cure.