Tag: The Commotions

Lloyd Cole collects first 4 solo albums, ‘lost’ 5th LP,  unreleased demos in new box set

Lloyd Cole collects first 4 solo albums, ‘lost’ 5th LP, unreleased demos in new box set

Lloyd Cole will follow up his 2015 box set collecting his work with The Commotions with a new six-CD package that pulls together his first four solo albums, a “lost” fifth solo album that assembles material from other sources and a disc of 20 previously unreleased demos.

Lloyd Cole plugs back in, taps ‘X’ album collaborators for forthcoming ‘Standards’

Lloyd Cole plugs back in, taps ‘X’ album collaborators for forthcoming ‘Standards’

Lloyd Cole returns to more electric sounds this summer with the release of ‘Standards,’ a new 11-track album that finds the singer-songwriter reuniting with part of the team — Matthew Sweet on bass and co-producer/drummer Fred Maher — behind Cole’s 1990 self-titled solo debut, the so-called “X” album.

Stream: Lloyd Cole with Matthew Sweet, Robert Quine — BBC session, 1990

Stream: Lloyd Cole with Matthew Sweet, Robert Quine — BBC session, 1990

Over the past few days, Lloyd Cole has treated fans to a couple gems from the vault, posting a pair of post-Commotions U.K. radio sessions recorded in 1990, including a four-song BBC studio set in which he’s backed by a full band that included soon-to-be-star Matthew Sweet and ex-Voidoids guitarist Robert Quine.

Lloyd Cole announces 13-date solo-acoustic tour of U.K., Europe next month

Lloyd Cole announces 13-date solo-acoustic tour of U.K., Europe next month

After performing with his Small Ensemble bluegrass trio on recent tours, former Commotions leader Lloyd Cole strips it all back down next month for a 13-date solo-acoustic tour of the U.K. and Europe. He’ll perform seven U.K. shows beginning March 5 followed by concerts in Germany, The Netherlands and Italy.

Lloyd Cole announces U.S. tour in June

Lloyd Cole announces U.S. tour in June

After spending much of last fall and this past spring touring Europe, former Commotions leader Lloyd Cole finally is ready to support 2010’s ‘Broken Record’ in the United States, and has begun announcing dates for a June tour — with nine on the books so far, all in the eastern part of the country.

Milestones: Lloyd Cole and the Commotions’ ‘Rattlesnakes’ released 26 years ago today

Milestones: Lloyd Cole and the Commotions’ ‘Rattlesnakes’ released 26 years ago today

Twenty-six years ago today, Lloyd Cole and the Commotions released their debut album ‘Rattlesnakes,’ a 10-track indie-pop masterpiece. In this recently filmed Portuguese clip, Cole offers his thoughts on the 1984 album.

This week: New albums from Lloyd Cole, The Vaselines, Nick Cave’s Grinderman, James

This week: New albums from Lloyd Cole, The Vaselines, Nick Cave’s Grinderman, James

This week’s new CD releases include new albums from Lloyd Cole (‘Broken Record,’ his first full-band effort in a decade), The Vaselines (‘Sex With an X,’ their first album in 21 years), Nick Cave’s Grinderman side project (‘Grinderman 2’) and James (the 2CD ‘The Morning After the Night Before’).

Lloyd Cole makes ‘Writers Retreat!’ video, sets ‘Broken Record’ fall tour of Europe

Lloyd Cole makes ‘Writers Retreat!’ video, sets ‘Broken Record’ fall tour of Europe

Former Commotions leader Lloyd Cole next week will release his first full-band album in a decade, ‘Broken Record,’ a rootsy collection that’s preceded by first single ‘Writers Retreat!’ and its accompanying music video,