Lloyd Cole has shared a video to accompany his new single The Idiot, the second single from his new album On Pain via earMUSIC.

The film is another collaboration between Lloyd Cole and Canadian filmmaker Doug Arrowsmith from Feltfilm, (who lensed Lloyd’s video for his previous single Warm By The Fire).

The Idiot was filmed at the legendary Horseshoe Bar in Toronto, and stars dancers Kaelin Isserlin (as ‘David’) and Ryan Kostyniuk (as ‘Jim’). It is choreographed by dance artist Nyda Kwasowsky from the National Ballet School of Canada.

On 23rd June 2023 Lloyd Cole released his 12th album as a solo artist. Entitled On Pain, it features eight new Lloyd Cole songs, four of which are co-written by Commotions founding members Blair Cowan and Neil Clark, who also perform on the record.

The album was produced by Chris Merrick Hughes and was recorded in Lloyd’s attic studio The Establishment in Massachusetts.

Lloyd Cole – On Pain tour dates


Fri 06              NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE           Tyne Theatre and Opera House

Sat 07            LIVERPOOL                                     The Philharmonic Hall

Sun 08           DUBLIN                                             Olympia Theatre

Tue 10           MANCHESTER                                Albert Hall

Thu 12           ABERDEEN                                      Tivoli Theatre

Sat 14            EDINBURGH                                    Usher Hall

Sun 15           GLASGOW                                        Royal Concert Hall

Tue 17           YORK                                                 Barbican

Thu 19           LONDON                                           Union Chapel

Fri 20              LONDON                                           Union Chapel

Sat 21            LONDON                                           Union Chapel

Mon 23          BOURNEMOUTH                            O2 Academy

Tue 24           CAMBRIDGE                                    Corn Exchange

Wed 25          IPSWICH                                           The Corn Exchange

Fri 27              BUXTON                                           Opera House

Sat 28            COVENTRY                                      Cathedral

Sun 29           NOTTINGHAM                                 Albert Hall

Tue 31           BRIGHTON                                       Dome


Thu 02           COLOGNE                                        Tanzbrunnen

Sat 04            PARIS                                                Le Trianon

Sun 05           LEUVEN, Belgium                           Het Depot

Mon 06          AMSTERDAM                                  Melkweg

Joining Lloyd on stage will be Blair Cowan and Neil Clark as well as Glaswegian Icelandic drummer Signy Jakobsdottir.

Tickets are available from http://www.lloydcole.com/live/