A lot going on right now that precludes putting any longer-type posts together for the moment, so I’ll just drop this bit of aural bliss, the title track from Cocteau Twins‘ 1990 masterwork, Heaven Or Las Vegas. Not a bad place to go if you need to chill out and get lost in Elizabeth Fraser’s […]
I’ve been winding my way through the recently-release World of Wong Kar Wai box set, and on re-watching Chungking Express, was reminded that I always meant to do a proper deep dive into the mid-90s relationship between Faye Wong and the Cocteau Twins, two artists who wouldn’t seem to have anything in common – one […]
Thanks to Cocteau Twins Simon Raymonde for taking care of doing all the background on this post, via the band’s Facebook page. It’s also cool to note that in addition to their official website being an active, living archive of everything about the band, their socials are also being kept active by a member of […]
Sonic Cathedral turned the UK’s first COVID lockdown into content last year, soliciting quarantine listening selections from dreampop and shoegaze artists for their Isolationism series. Slowdive drummer Simon Scott chose the 1986 collaboration between The Moon and The Melodies between minimalist composer Harold Budd and Cocteau Twins, describing how its soothing blend of ambience and […]
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Cocteau Twins’ final studio album Milk & Kisses, Spin talked to bassist Simon Raymonde about the making of the record and the band’s final days. I literally traversed the globe looking for one of the 2017 Record Store Day double-disc presses of this record (struck out in […]
The first single from Cocteau Twins’ masterpiece Heaven Or Las Vegas, released August 27, 1990. Posted for no other reason than it is majestic, or as an excuse to share the fact that their website is very up to date and very thorough with archival material.
I am the furthest thing there is from a Tim Buckley scholar, but have happily immersed myself in his “Song To The Siren”, which is arguably his most famous tune thanks to the number of times it has been reinterpreted. Thankfully, in 2011 The Guardian published as comprehensive a history of the song as you’re […]