Lloyd Cole
Lloyd Cole

Lloyd Cole

About Lloyd Cole

Lloyd Cole caught a lot of people's attention with 1984's Rattlesnakes, his debut record with backing band the Commotions. The dour-voiced Cole wrote dark, literate pop songs that managed to reference Arthur Lee, Norman Mailer, and Eva Marie-Saint without sacrificing his prodigious musicality. In the '90s, he left his native England and came to New York, first trying a harder, rock-oriented approach on Bad Vibes and then a lighter yet more contemplative attack for Love Story that would dominate most of his material in the 2000s and 2010s. At the same time, Cole began creating a body of instrumental work inspired by electronic music, including ambient textures and Krautrock leanings. With 2019's Guesswork, he started to fuse his lyrical style with his enthusiasm for electronic sounds.

  • HOMETOWN
    Buxton, England
  • BORN
    January 31, 1961

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