A man that needs little introduction Lloyd Cole remains an integral part of my personal musical make-up. Since the 1984 release of Rattlesnakes, with the infamous Commotions, Lloyd has continued to channel his poetic verse and is currently touring his 10th solo studio album 'Standards'.

Lloyd Cole will also release new single ‘Women’s Studies’ on 21st Oct ’13 on Tapete Records.

Taken from his gloriously electric new album ‘Standards’, ‘Women’s Studies’ is written and produced by Lloyd Cole and performed by him with his band which features Fred Maher on drums and Matthew Sweet on bass and backing vocals, Joan (As Police Woman) Wasser on piano, Mark Schwaber and LC on guitars.

Lloyd is currently on tour playing songs from ‘Standards’ as well as a number of classics from his extensive back catalogue.

The full list of shows is:

17 LONDON - Union Chapel (sold out)
18 WORCESTER - Huntingdon Halls
20 DUNDEE - Gardyne Theater
21 GLASGOW - Oran Mor
23 GLASGOW - Oran Mor
25 MANCHESTER - Sale Waterside
26 CAMBRIDGE - Junction
28 LEEDS - City Varieties
29 NOTTINGHAM - Glee Club
30 STAMFORD - Corn Exchange
31 WOLVERHAMPTON - Wulfrun Hall

04 BATH - Komedia
05 ST HELENS - The Citadel

‘Women’s Studies’ will be released on CD and digital download on 21st October.

Lloyd Cole will also bring the gloriously electric sound of his new album ‘Standards’ to life early next year when he plays some shows with cult group The Leopards as his backing band. The Leopards are a rock band fronted by guitar-slinging Glasgow legend 'Fast' Mick Slaven, who cites Link Wray, The Voidoids and T Rex as his touchstones. These shows will be the first gigs Lloyd has done with a band since he hit the road with the re-formed Commotions in 2004.

The full list of shows by Lloyd Cole & The Leopards is:

28 GATESHEAD - Sage 2
30 HOLMFIRTH – Picturedrome
31 LONDON - Shepherds Bush Empire

Lloyd Cole has released 12 studio albums including three with The Commotions and one with The Negatives.

Music-News.com managed to catch up with the genius that is Lloyd Cole in a breezy garden in central London to find out more.