Lloyd Cole new single and video from Harrison and Wood
09 October 2019
Lloyd Cole’s new single ‘The Over Under’ (available now) is taken from Lloyd’s sensational new album ‘Guesswork’, which was released in July.
Lloyd has long been a fan of Bristol contemporary artists Harrison and Wood and contacted them to see if they would like to do a film for ‘The Over Under’. The self-styled ‘Laurel & Hardy of contemporary art’ were more than happy to oblige.
John Wood and Paul Harrison make single-channel videos, multi-screen video installations, prints, drawings, and sculptures that elegantly fuse aesthetic research with existential comedy. The artists’ spare, to-the-point works illustrate the triumphs and tribulations of making art and having a life. Wood and Harrison employ exuberant invention, subtle slapstick, and a touch of light-hearted melancholy to reveal the inspiration and perspiration — as well as the occasional hint of desperation — behind all creative acts. John Wood (b.1969, Hong Kong) and Paul Harrison (b.1966, Wolverhampton) met in 1989 at the Bath College of Higher Education, and have worked together since 1993.
‘The Over Under’, a sublime slice of 21st century synth-pop, sees Lloyd tackle middle aged angst with his customary wit and style.
Says Lloyd: “I was very nervous when I approached John and Paul suggesting they might enjoy the song and maybe they might make a film / music video, I was thrilled that they accepted, and I’m ecstatic with the result. It is simply perfect. If I have a regret, it’s that I wasn’t involved with our videos in the 80’s and 90’s. I was always too busy, it seemed, but really that’s no excuse and I have some very mediocre work to my name. I’m really enjoying the challenge these days and I’m truly blessed that great visual artists are happy to work with me. Now, how can I persuade Neil Tennant to be in one with me for ‘Moments and Whatnot’? and who will make it?”
The video for Lloyd’s previous single ‘Violins’ featured the video installation ‘The End Of Civilization’ by Turner Prize winning artist Douglas Gordon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyw4pB_5RpU
Lloyd Cole will tour the UK and Ireland in October. Former Commotion Neil Clark will accompany him. The full list of dates is:
OCTOBER 7 KILMARNOCK Palace Theatre 8 ABERDEEN Tivoli Theatre 10 DUNDEE The Gardyne Theatre 11 HAMILTON Townhouse 12 EDINBURGH Queens Hall 14 LIVERPOOL The Philharmonic Hall 15 LEEDS Town Hall 16 BUXTON Opera House 18 BIRMINGHAM Town Hall 19 GUILDFORD G Live 20 SALISBURY City Hall 21 NORTHAMPTON Derngate Theatre 23 BASINGSTOKE The Anvil & The Forge 24 LONDON Union Chapel 25 LONDON Union Chapel 29 KILKENNY The Set Theatre 30 DUBLIN Vicar Street
NOVEMBER 1 CORK Live At St Lukes 2 LIMERICK Dolans Warehouse 3 GALWAY Roisin Dubh 4 BELFAST The Belfast Empire Music Hall
Tickets are available from http://www.lloydcole.com/live/