February 12, 2011

Singer Lloyd Cole. Source: AP

A SCOTSMAN crooner you can dance to, Lloyd Cole is one of the finest songwriters to emerge from the 1980s.

February 12, 2011

In 2009, having spent much of the preceding two decades playing in solo format, singer-songwriter Lloyd Cole decided to return to the band format that had originally swept him to …

February 10, 2011

What would be in a Lloyd Cole curry? Would it be spicy and strong, or mild but beautifully spiced? Answers below please.

February 9, 2011

When we chat, Cole is hunkered down in Dunedin. Just in from the States, the singer had picked up a bug. “I’m actually sick,” he begins, “I just arrived last night and felt it starting, and I just got back from the chemist. I have a fever…

February 4, 2011

After a steady but low-profile solo career that involved spending the last eight or nine years touring like a folk singer, former 80s pop star and long-time Massachusetts resident Lloyd …

January 29, 2011

Easthampton, western Massachusetts, population 30,000, has been home to Lloyd Cole for the past 11 years. A few hours drive north of New York, a couple of hours from Boston, …

January 27, 2011

HeyHeyMyMy: We’re looking forward to the tour – this time with The Small Ensemble. Prior to this album you hadn’t toured with a band for quite a while. What provoked that idea this time around? LC: To be honest I felt like I was getting a bit ‘slick’, as a solo artist.

January 23, 2011

Lloyd Cole picks up the phone in the attic of his New England home. There is where the literate English singer-songwriter’s career is headquartered these days, having packed up his …

January 16, 2011

Lloyd Cole sprung to success with his band the Commotions on the highly literate and pop-memorable album Rattlesnakes in ’84 but within a few years had moved to New York …