Lloyd Cole is undoubtedly the biggest draw at this year’s singer-songwriter festival at opderschmelz.
Lloyd Cole has played opderschmelz before and returns for its annual singer-songwriter festival with a new album, Standards.
Contrary to the suggestion of the title, the album features his own new material. It is Cole’s first foray into making an album with a full-blown band for some time (he has focused on acoustic fare) and has been described by Andy Gill in The Independent as having “confidence and flexibility” and being one of his best.
Indeed, some of the tracks hark back to Cole’s glory days in the mid 1980s when he seemed on the verge of superstardom following the critical acclaim and commercial success of debit album Rattlesnakes.
Cole plays the second day of the festival and is joined on the bill by local talent Daniel Balthasar and Brussels-based singer-songwriter Sarah Carlier.
The first day of the festival features Belgian artist Anton Walgrave, young German singer-songwriter Eva Croissant and a solo show by the lead singer of hugely popular German rock band Die Prinzen, Sebastien Krumbiegel.
Opderschmelz, 1a rue du centenaire, Dudelange