Lloyd Cole / new album ‘Guesswork’

Lloyd Cole will release his a new studio album, Guesswork, in the summer.

According to Cole, his 11th solo long-player was recorded “mostly in my attic” and the album contains eight new songs, two of which are co-written with his old bandmate in the Commotions, Blair Cowan (who last collaborated with Lloyd on 2010’s Broken Record). The music on the record is played by Cowan, Neil Clark (also an ex-Commotion), Fred Maher and Lloyd.

SDE readers may smile at the name of the last track – it’s is called ‘The Loudness Wars’. Whether it’s *that* loudness war, remains to be seen.

The album isn’t out for a while yet; 26 July 2019, to be exact. A UK and Ireland tour will follow in the autumn (details at on Lloyd’s website).

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The Over Under (Cole) 7:06
Night Sweats (Cole) 6:19
Violins (Cole) 6:48
Remains (Cole/Cowan) 5:09
The Afterlife (Cole) 4:28
Moments and Whatnot (Cole) 4:13
When I Came Down From The Mountain (Cole/Cowan) 4:50
The Loudness Wars (Cole) 5:23

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wayne A KLEIN

Is Lloyd growing a spider out of his head?


Those are LONG SONGS for Lloyd – that’s pretty much unheard of for him.

Mark Story

Lloyd Cole is the man! Can’t wait!


Wow, a new LP with a cover that has taken more than 5 minutes to create!


Seeing Fred Maher’s name has remidned me: When will we see a new Scritti album?


Or even the long-promised reissues…


Th painting was done by the guy in Big Dish (if you remember them). Think its a good likeness imo.


Would love to hear a new Steven Lindsay or Big Dish album too. Such an underrated songwriter.

Charles K

Loved the last one, expect the same here, great news.

Patrick Cleasby

Have you seen him recently? It’s a brilliant likeness! Really caught him…


Looks like Richard Nixon a bit. Glad Lloyd is back with a new album.

The Golden Age Of Art Critics

A new Lloyd Cole album is always welcome at Golden Age Towers.

Love the cover, that’s how our hero looks these days.


Why is there a portrait of Francis Bacon on the cover?


Looking forward to hearing too but ,ouch, that is a horrible painting of him for the cover, not even a good likeness!


I can’t wait to hear this. A new release from LC is always a must have for me!