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.
BORNJanuary 31, 1961