LLOYD COLE & THE COMMOTIONS
"BRAND NEW FRIEND" (1985)
The video clip above features Lloyd Cole and The Commotions performing Brand New Friend on BBC Top Of The Pops during 1985.
The 80s band had a pretty brief musical career, releasing just three studio albums during the eighties between 1984 and 1987. Brand New Friend was the lead single from the Scottish band's second studio album Easy Pieces, reaching #19 in the UK singles chart in 1985. Although reviews for the album were pretty mixed, Easy Pieces sold more copies in its first two weeks than the band's previous album (Rattlesnakes) sold in a whole year! Brand New Friend was the sixth track on the album
The band split-up in 1989, although Lloyd Cole went on to have a moderately successful solo career during the nineties. In 2010, the singer/songwriter released the album Broken Record, although it wasn't commercially successful.
The band briefly reunited in 2004 to perform a 20th anniversary mini-tour of the UK and Ireland.
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