Lloyd Cole is releasing a new single, ‘Women’s Studies’ that will be available on 21st October on Tapete Records. The single is taken from his electric new album, Standards, quoted as ‘a timeless classic’ by Classic Pop in July. The single is written and produced by Lloyd and performed by him with his band, featuring 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 has said that the song title may be loosely inspired by a Jools Holland interview: “I recall watching Jools Holland interviewing Miles Davis on The Tube. Miles was in amazing form but he didn’t want to talk about music but about his paintings, all of which seemed to be of his wife, from behind. So I took the phrase ‘Women’s Studies’, maybe inspired by Miles, and I just had fun with it…and along the way I was able to mine some authentic memories of when I was young and occasionally debauched.”

October not only sees the release of his new single but a solo tour as well, including songs from Standards and a number of nuggets from his extensive back catalogue.



17 LONDON – Union Chapel (sold out)

18 WORCESTER – Huntington Halls

20 DUNDEE – Gardyne Theatre

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.