Alt-rock great Lloyd Cole released one of his best-ever albums, Guesswork, this year and has now made a video for one of the record's highlights. It was directed by acclaimed artists John Wood and Paul Harrison and they cleverly work in references to other artists of the last 40 years into their piece. "I was very nervous when I approached John and Paul suggesting they might enjoy the song and maybe they might make a film / music video, I was thrilled that they accepted, and I’m ecstatic with the result," says Lloyd. "It is simply perfect. If I have a regret, it’s that I wasn’t involved with our videos in the 80’s and 90’s. I was always too busy, it seemed, but really that’s no excuse and I have some very mediocre work to my name. I’m really enjoying the challenge these days and I’m truly blessed that great visual artists are happy to work with me. Now, how can I persuade Neil Tennant to be in one with me for ‘Moments and Whatnot’? and who will make it?" You can watch "The Over Under" below.

Guesswork has Lloyd reconnecting with his former Commotions bandmates Neil Clark and Blair Cowan for the first time all on one record since 1987, and has him dabbling in synthpop which suits him well. You can stream the album below.

Lloyd's on a UK/Ireland tour as we speak -- all dates are listed below.

Lloyd Cole - 2019 Tour Dates
October - 7 KILMARNOCK Palace Theatre
October - 8 ABERDEEN Tivoli Theatre
October - 10 DUNDEE The Gardyne Theatre
October - 11 HAMILTON Townhouse
October - 12 EDINBURGH Queens Hall
October - 14 LIVERPOOL The Philharmonic Hall
October - 15 LEEDS Town Hall
October - 16 BUXTON Opera House
October - 18 BIRMINGHAM Town Hall
October - 19 GUILDFORD G Live
October - 20 SALISBURY City Hall
October - 21 NORTHAMPTON Derngate Theatre
October - 23 BASINGSTOKE The Anvil & The Forge
October - 24 LONDON Union Chapel
October - 25 LONDON Union Chapel
October - 29 KILKENNY The Set Theatre
October - 30 DUBLIN Vicar Street
November - 1 CORK Live At St Lukes
November - 2 LIMERICK Dolans Warehouse
November - 3 GALWAY Roisin Dubh
November - 4 BELFAST The Belfast Empire Music Hall