Tag: Lloyd Cole

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.

Billy Bragg takes on Morrissey over slam of London Olympics’ ‘blustering jingoism’

Billy Bragg takes on Morrissey over slam of London Olympics’ ‘blustering jingoism’

Morrissey, as he’s wont to do, made headlines this week with a typically acerbic attack on his native England, this time blasting the London Olympics over “the blustering jingoism that drenches the event” and suggesting that the “spirit” of Nazi Germany no pervades modern-day Britain. Billy Bragg disagrees.

Linkage: Lloyd Cole on Bowie, plus JAMC, The Beat, Men Without Hats, Joe Jackson

Linkage: Lloyd Cole on Bowie, plus JAMC, The Beat, Men Without Hats, Joe Jackson

In this week’s link round-up we find Lloyd Cole writing about David Bowie’s ‘Low,’ plus interviews with Jim Reid of the recently reunited Jesus and Mary Chain, Ivan Doroschuk of Men Without Hats, Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger of The Beat (aka The English Beat) and New Wave piano man Joe Jackson.

The Week in Rock: Feb. 12-19, 2012

The Week in Rock: Feb. 12-19, 2012

Our round-up of this week’s Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about The Jesus and Mary Chain, Squeeze, Elvis Costello, Kraftwerk, Simple Minds, Colourbox, Morrissey, Lloyd Cole and Paul Weller — plus the first new Public Image Ltd. song in 20 years.

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.

Readers poll: Best new albums of 2010

Readers poll: Best new albums of 2010

Three weeks ago, we launched the inaugural Slicing Up Eyeballs Readers Poll in an effort to gauge what this site’s frequenters think are the year’s best new albums and reissues. Now, with hundreds of ballots cast, the results are in.

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,

Lloyd Cole releasing ‘Broken Record,’ first full-band album in a decade, this fall

Lloyd Cole releasing ‘Broken Record,’ first full-band album in a decade, this fall

Lloyd Cole will release ‘Broken Record’ — the former Commotions leader’s first full-band album in a decade — this September, and says he’s ‘happy we got these songs finished because I’m not sure I’ll make another record like this again.’

The The airs tracks from unreleased ‘Gun Sluts,’ ‘2 Blocks Below Canal’ albums

The The airs tracks from unreleased ‘Gun Sluts,’ ‘2 Blocks Below Canal’ albums

Enigmatic The The mastermind Matt Johnson continues to use his web show ‘Radio Cineola’ to treat fans to never-before-heard music, and this month is no different, with songs from the unreleased ‘Gun Sluts’ and ‘2 Blocks Below Canals’ albums making their debut.

Lloyd Cole releases Small Ensemble acoustic CD, begins work on next studio album

Lloyd Cole releases Small Ensemble acoustic CD, begins work on next studio album

Lloyd Cole this week released a new ‘souvenir’ CD recorded last month with his twangy Small Ensemble that features stripped-down, acoustic takes on Commotions favorites and solo tunes — plus two new songs likely earmarked for the next album, which he’s set to begin recording Monday.

New releases: Lloyd Cole’s ‘Rattlesnakes’ reissued, Depeche Mode double A-side single

New releases: Lloyd Cole’s ‘Rattlesnakes’ reissued, Depeche Mode double A-side single

Tweet Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, reissues and/or box sets. ARTIST: Lloyd Cole and the Commotions RELEASE: Rattlesnakes: Deluxe Edition BACKSTORY: […]