Film — December 10, 2012 at 7:30 am

Video: The Cure’s Robert Smith calls Cocteau Twins ‘most romantic sound I’d ever heard’

As part of their Kickstarter campaign to raise $75,000, the makers of the documentary “Beautiful Noise” — an examination of the influence of Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine and The Jesus and Mary Chain on a generation of bands — have released footage of their interview with The Cure’s Robert Smith in which he discusses his love of the Cocteaus and how that band’s 1984 album Treasure helped prepare him for his wedding.

You can check out that footage above, and, if you’re not familiar with the “Beautiful Noise” campaign, check out the filmmakers’ Kickstarter pitch video below — as well as some interview footage with MBV’s Kevin Shields. With five days left, they’re still $20,000 shy of their goal.







  1. I used to love the Cocteau Twins, Treasure in particular was one of the most beautiful albums i’d ever heard, however in recent years i’ve found myself becoming quite distant from bleak music, there’s only so much one can take.

  2. Lies! Per RSx himself you can’t believe a word that comes from his Ruby Woo MAC painted lips!! :)

  3. awesome. I really hope they raise all the money! (they should use Indie-Go-Go BTW. they can keep all the money they raise there, even if they don’t meet their goal!)

  4. ” i’ve found myself becoming quite distant from bleak music”

    and yet here you are…

    but seriously, I would NEVER describe the Cocteau Twins as bleak, there’s nothing austere or grim about their music. It’s beautiful and scary, resonant and (yes Mr. S) romantic.

  5. “It’s beautiful and scary”
    Which would indicate bleakness and c’mon, you dont think at least some of their music was grim?
    There are a lot of other bands that get talked about here that are not bleak, so yes, here i am.

    • there’s hardly anything scary about this band–and certainly not from what would be considered their signature sound. You may want to count their debut album as scary, and possibly musette and drums, but everything else is soothing and beautiful, and can certainly not be called ‘grim’ by any means.

  6. The first Twins album was rather dark and bleak, but from then on they became more “dreamy” to me. And Mike C. Robert Smith does lie a lot, but he has always stated that the Twins was one of his favorite bands. Even listed them in his top 10 albums of the 80’s

  7. Trey hit it on the nail. Dark in the early stage and dreamier later on. I’ve listened to them since ’85 or so and probably listen to them more now than I ever did. They have aged well.

  8. cocainelover

    very pog

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