Television guitarist to make band departure

Richard Lloyd leaves to concentrate on 'Radiant Monkey'

Television guitarist Richard Lloyd has announced he is to leave the seminal art-punk quartet following their final performance at New York‘s Central Park on June 16.

Lloyd has attributed the decision to his desire to concentrate on latest solo album ‘Radiant Monkey’, which he has compared to Patti Smith‘s seminal ‘Horses’.

Speaking about the split, Lloyd told Spin: “I love all four of the guys… But I can’t ride two horses. I took a vow in ’73 to be invisible so that Tom (Verlaine) could be the leader so there’d be no challenge in public, and I’ve held to that. But the new record I have is too good to give a half-assed effort.”

Advertisement
Advertisement

Savages’s Jehnny Beth tells us how David Bowie and ‘Peaky Blinders’ shaped her wild solo album

"In my core I felt that there was something that I hadn’t done yet – and that was this record"

Hayley Williams – ‘Simmer’ track review: solo debut from Paramore singer is a dark, twisted pop curveball

The first taste of the Petals For Armor project brilliantly resets the singer’s parameters

NME Awards 2020: Full list of nominations revealed

The winners will be revealed at London's O2 Academy Brixton on February 12.
Advertisement