1: Your full name?
LLOYD COLE2: Where do you call home?
THAT IS A DIFFICULT ONE. OUR FAMILY – MY WIFE AND KIDS ARE IN MASSACHUSETTS, USA. BUT MY PARENTS AND BROTHER ARE IN ENGLAND. HERE – MA – IS CLEARLY MY HOME BUT HOPEFULLY NOT FOREVER.3: What is your earliest memory of music?
THE BEATLES. CAN’T BUY ME LOVE. PARENTS AT FRIENDS’ HOUSE, ME ON THE FLOOR.4: What is your favourite piece of musical equipment?
PROBABLY NEUMANN U67 MICROPHONE. BUT I HAVE A B LIST OF MAYBE 20 OR 30…5: Who would you most like to work with?
I’VE ALREADY WORKED WITH HIM BUT I’D LIKE TO MAKE A WHOLE ALBUM WITH CHRIS HUGHES WHO IS CERTAINLY THE MOST BRILLIANT 7 MUSICAL MIND I HAVE ENCOUNTERED THUS FAR.6: Your favourite holiday destination, and why?
CORSICA, BECAUSE IT WAS THE FIRST TIME I COULD AFFORD A PROPER HOLIDAY. BERMUDA BECAUSE IT WAS WHERE I WENT WHEN I DIDN’T WORRY ABOUT MONEY (THAT WAS MAYBE 1990 – 1992). NOVA SCOTIA BECAUSE THAT’S WHERE WE’LL GO THIS YEAR.7: What is the first song or album of yours that anyone who is unfamiliar with your material should hear?
THAT’S YOUR JOB, REALLY, ISN’T IT? HEARTBROKEN? I SUPPOSE, MAYBE LATE NIGHT, EARLY TOWN.8: What’s the last great film you saw?
IDIOCRACY.9: And the last great record you heard?
CLIMATE OF HUNTER.10: Are the All Blacks going to win this year’s Rugby World Cup?
I DON’T CARE.