Louis Cole Drops Some Unused Songs

Louis Cole Drops new album Some Unused Songs
Louis Cole photo by Richard Thompson

Louis Cole has released a collection of tracks today affectionately titled Some Unused Songs via Brainfeeder. The tracks, Follow his sold out headline North American tour, and ahead of his 21-date European tour kicking off in Norway tomorrow. The release follows his 2022 album Quality Over Opinion .

Continuing his mission to create deep feelings through music, Louis is the figurehead of an LA jazz-adjacent scene that includes Genevieve Artadi (with whom Cole co-founded the alt pop / electrofunk band KNOWER in 2009), Sam Gendel, Sam Wilkes, Jacob Mann, Pedro Martins and more.

Eleven tracks deep, and including an early demo of the GRAMMY-nominated “Let It Happen” (Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals), Some Unused Songs highlights the understated, ethereal end of Cole’s musical spectrum, focusing on hazy, soft focus piano balladry, looped vocal textures and pretty chord progressions. Raw and unpolished, there’s a beguiling charm and beauty in their innocence.

Highlights on his upcoming European tour include his biggest London show to date at Troxy (3.1k), a trip to Worthy Farm for Glastonbury Festival, and a trio of shows in the Netherlands with the world-renowned Metropole Orkest. In July Louis travels to Japan to play the iconic Fuji Rock Festival.

Louis Cole
Some Unused Songs

01. A Memory That Isn’t Yours
02. Tiny Losses
03. Disappear Again
04. End of The Night
05. Cucumbers
06. Hawaii
07. Slow October
08. Pretty Guitar
09. No Regrets
10. Let it Happen (old version)
11. Palmdale Cruisin’

Louis Cole 2023 Tour Dates

12 May – Trondheim Jazz Festival, Trondheim, NO
14 May – XJazz Berlin Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, DE
15 May – Button Factory, Dublin, IR * (SOLD OUT)
17 May – 02 Ritz, Manchester, UK *
18 May – SWX, Bristol, UK *
19 May – Troxy, London, UK + *
21 May – AlteFeuerwache, Mannheim, DE *
22 May – Franz Melhose, Erfurt, DE * (SOLD OUT)
23 May – La Cigale, Paris, FR + * (SOLD OUT)
25 May – De Roma , Antwerp, BE *
26 May – Korjaamo, Helsinki, FI * (SOLD OUT)
27 May – NattJazz @ Røkeriet USF, Bergen, NO
28 May – Kulturhuset Stadsteatern (Studion), Stockholm, SE (SOLD OUT)
04 Jun – Historische Stadthalle, Wuppertal, NL =
06 Jun – TivoliVredenburg Ronda, Utrecht, NL =
07 Jun – Theater Carré, Amsterdam, NL =
23 Jun – Glastonbury Festival, UK +
14 Jul – Pisa Jazz Festival, Pisa, IT
15 Jul – Pescara Jazz Festival, IT
17 Jul – Barby Club, Tel-Aviv, IL
19 Jul – Noches del Botánico, Madrid, ES
29 Jul – Fuji Rock Festival, Naeba, JP +

+ Louis Cole Big Band
= Metropole Orkest & Louis Cole, conducted by Jules Buckley
* Supported by Genevieve Artadi

Louis Cole is an LA singer/songwriter and multi/instrumentalist with a penchant for wearing animal prints, silly t-shirt slogans and skeleton bodysuits. Sometimes he likes to film himself playing the drums topless and sporting a plastic waffle suspended on a rope chain. These are all things that many of us would struggle to pull off with any style or panache, but Cole absolutely bosses everything he does because his off-the-wall style is matched, nay surpassed, by the sheer weight of his artistry. Tipped by the likes of Quincy Jones and Thundercat describes him as “one of Los Angeles’s greatest musicians” and earlier this year invited him to play drums on his recent tour of Japan. The pair have frequently written together including on the aptly titled “I Love Louis Cole” from Thundercat’s Grammy-winning album It Is What It Is.

Order Unused Songs by Louis Cole HERE


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