REVIEW: Lloyd Cole at The Art Theatre, New Mills

Lloyd Cole. Photo: Steve Hampson.
Lloyd Cole. Photo: Steve Hampson.

Former local boy Lloyd Cole played to a sell-out crowd at The Art Theatre in New Mills on Friday evening with an acoustic set of songs covering his 30-year career.

Perfect Skin, Lost Weekend and Forest Fire from his days with the Commotions sounded as fresh as they did back in 1984, and the many songs from his solo career and latest album ‘Standards’ highlighted what a talented songwriter Cole is.

Cole has recently expressed a desire to play rock music again and there is certainly a place for his intelligent brand of music in today’s manufactured pop orientated world.

In the meantime enjoy these intimate stripped down acoustic shows while you can.