FOR HIS FIRST FULL BAND GIGS SINCE THE BRIEFLY REFORMED COMMOTIONS TOURED IN 2004, LLOYD COLE IS TEAMING UP WITH THE LEOPARDS.
Announcing a short series of British appearances with the cult Glasgow band at the end of January 2014 (see below for details), Cole reveals that there is the potential for more dates further afield in the Summer – “if it works out”.
Fronted by ‘Fast’ Mick Slaven, who cites The Voidoids, Link Wray and T-Rex as his touchstones, “The Leopards make a perfect primal rock ’n’ roll sound,” according to Cole. “Mick is a genius. Add me and my songs… shake… and it’s the dirty Martini of dreams. Mine, anyway”.
Cole’s acclaimed album STANDARDS saw a shift back to electric guitars earlier this year, after his decade-long foray into pared-down folk-singer territory. Audiences at the January shows can expect Cole, Slaven and bassist Campbell Owens (with drummer and third guitarist / keys yet to be confirmed) to play “a good portion of STANDARDS”. He adds “Don’t expect a ‘best of’ set. I’m not sure what that would be anyway – but, as for the older songs, we’ll play what sounds best to my ears”.
Cole also tours the UK and Dublin – solo – in October, through to the first week of November.
LLOYD COLE & THE LEOPARDS : JANUARY 2014
LLOYD COLE : OCTOBER 2013
Thurs 17 LONDON Union Chapel SOLD OUT
Fri 18 WORCESTER Huntingdon Hall tickets
Sun 20 DUNDEE Gardyne Theatre tickets
Mon 21 GLASGOW Oran Mor SOLD OUT
Weds 23 GLASGOW Oran Mor SOLD OUT
Thurs 24 STOCKTON ARC tickets
Fri 25 MANCHESTER Waterside Arts Centre SOLD OUT
Sat 26 CAMBRIDGE Junction SOLD OUT
Mon 28 LEEDS City Varieties tickets
Tues 29 NOTTINGHAM Glee Club tickets
Wed 30 STAMFORD Corn Exchange tickets
Thurs 31 WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall tickets
LLOYD COLE : NOVEMBER 2013