Lloyd Cole returns to our shores next February, this time in the guise of the Lloyd Cole Small Ensemble, an acoustic three-piece featuring the talents of Lloyd Cole on vocals and acoustic guitar plus Mark Schwaber on acoustic guitar and mandolin and Matt Cullen on acoustic guitar and banjo. The tour comes off the back of his new studio album Broken Record

“…and, between mandolins and banjos, he signs-off again on an impeccable collection of songs in which mellow country-pop (“Like a Broken Record”), plethoric pop (“That’s Alright”, “Oh Genevieve” and “Writers Retreat”) and those folkier moments – some of which are also the most beautiful – are no more than excuses to pull one more ace up his sleeve, another classic album in the best possible sense of the term. A classic, that’s what it is.” – Rockdelux

“An unbroken record of essential albums continues” – Americana UK

Additionally Cole has released the mail order and show only release Small Ensemble, an acoustic romp through Lloyd’s back catalogue and features re-workings of the Cole classics: Perfect Skin, No More Love Songs, Are you ready to be heartbroken? and Undressed, amongst others. It’s these tracks and more that you can expect to hear from the Small Ensemble when they visit Australia in February.

“It is quite possibly the best Lloyd Cole-edition ever, with never-ending highpoints; from the old ‘Rattlesnakes’ (on mandolin) to the new fantastically beautiful ‘Why in the world’.” – DN (Swedish paper)

With his most recent Australian solo tour having been a complete sell out this first band outing of Cole’s for over twenty years is sure to follow suite.

Tickets for all shows * on sale Monday December 20th.

Thursday 10th: Brisbane, Old Museum
Tickets $50.00 + bf from, phone 1300 762 545 or in person at all Oztix outlets

Friday 11th: Sydney, Enmore Theatre
Tickets $61.60 (includes GST and booking fee, some transaction fees may apply) from,, phone (02) 9550 3666 or in person at all Ticketek outlets and the venue.

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th: Melbourne, Thornbury Theatre
Tickets $53.00 + bf from only.

Wednesday 16th: Adelaide, The Gov
Tickets $49.60 + bf from, or phone: 1 300 GET TIX & all moshtix and Venuetix outlets.

Thursday 17th: Perth International Arts Festival, Becks Music Box * on sale December 14th
Tickets $50.50 (some transaction fees may apply) from or phone (08) 9484 1133