Tag: Elizabeth Fraser

Listen: Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser debuts first new music in 13 years

Listen: Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser debuts first new music in 13 years

Cocteau Twins frontwoman Elizabeth Fraser today debuted her first new music in 13 years, the track “Golden Air” from her new project Sun’s Signature.

Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser to release first new music in 13 years on Record Store Day

Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser to release first new music in 13 years on Record Store Day

Elizabeth Fraser will release her first new music in more than a decade via a “finally finished” 12-inch vinyl EP featuring five songs by Fraser and her partner Damon Reece.

Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser lends voice to new single from Sigur Rós’ Jónsi

Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser lends voice to new single from Sigur Rós’ Jónsi

The musical reemergence of Elizabeth Fraser continues with the release today of a new single from Sigur Rós’ Jónsi, who features the backing vocals of the former Cocteau Twins singer on the track “Cannibal” — which you can hear via its Giovanni Ribisi-directed music video.

4AD reissuing Cocteau Twins’ ‘Garlands’ and ‘Victorialand’ on 140-gram vinyl

4AD reissuing Cocteau Twins’ ‘Garlands’ and ‘Victorialand’ on 140-gram vinyl

The 4AD label next month will release remastered editions of the Cocteau Twins’ first and fourth studio albums — 1982’s Garlands and 1986’s Victorialand — on 140-gram black vinyl, completing the effort to put all of the band’s studio albums back in print on vinyl. Details right here.

Watch: Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser duets on Sam Lee’s ‘The Moon Shines Bright’

Watch: Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser duets on Sam Lee’s ‘The Moon Shines Bright’

The artistic emergence of Elizabeth Fraser — the heavenly, if reclusive, voice of the Cocteau Twins — continues with the release by Sam Lee of a new recording of ancient folk song “The Moon Shines Bright,” which finds the British folk singer duetting with Fraser. Check out the music video for that track right here.

Watch: Massive Attack reunites with Liz Fraser, covers The Cure at tour opener

Watch: Massive Attack reunites with Liz Fraser, covers The Cure at tour opener

Former Cocteau Twins frontwoman Elizabeth Fraser continued her unexpected public reemergence this week by performing, as advertised, with Massive Attack as the trip-hop legends celebrate the 21st anniversary of their album Mezzanine. See video from the group’s first two shows right here.

Cocteau Twins’ Liz Fraser to tour with Massive Attack next year in celebration of ‘Mezzanine’

Cocteau Twins’ Liz Fraser to tour with Massive Attack next year in celebration of ‘Mezzanine’

Turns out Elizabeth Fraser’s brief re-emergence last month was no fluke: The Cocteau Twins singer is going on tour with Massive Attack next year as the trip-hop group celebrates the 21st anniversary of Mezzanine — which featured Fraser on three songs, including “Teardrop.” Full details right here.

Photos: Cocteau Twins’ Liz Fraser shocks superfan Shirley Manson at Garbage gig

Photos: Cocteau Twins’ Liz Fraser shocks superfan Shirley Manson at Garbage gig

Five days after shocking fans with a rare, unbilled live performance in London, former Cocteau Twins frontwoman Elizabeth Fraser surfaced again, showing up backstage at Garbage’s concert in Bristol on Friday night — much to the shock and delight of singer Shirley Manson. Two photos have now surfaced.

Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser resurfaces for rare live performance in London

Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser resurfaces for rare live performance in London

Elizabeth Fraser, the heavenly voice of the Cocteau Twins who only has played live a handful of times in the last two decades, performed a short set Monday evening in London at an invite-only event witnessed by about 40 people, according to social media accounts of the gig.

Cocteau Twins’ 1993-1996 output compiled on ‘Treasure Hiding: The Fontana Years’ box set

Cocteau Twins’ 1993-1996 output compiled on ‘Treasure Hiding: The Fontana Years’ box set

The Cocteau Twins’ latter-period work — spanning the years 1993 to 1996 — will be compiled this fall on a new four-disc, 53-track box set that will include the dreampop icons’ final two albums plus two discs’ worth of B-sides, EP tracks, live radio sessions and rarities. Check out the full tracklist right here.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie in first U.S. TV interview — 1994

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie in first U.S. TV interview — 1994

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present this quite awkward interview of Robin Guthrie of the Cocteau Twins during a 1994 appearance to promote the release of Four-Calendar Cafe. Guthrie admits to host Lewis Largent that it’s his first-ever U.S. television appearance.

The Week in Rock: Aug. 5-11, 2012

The Week in Rock: Aug. 5-11, 2012

This week’s round-up of headlines includes items about The House of Love, Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel, Elizabeth Fraser, Robert Smith, World Party, My Bloody Valentine, New Order, Billy Bragg, The Stone Roses, Bob Mould, PiL, Paul Weller and more — plus our latest Auto Reverse mixtape.

Video: Elizabeth Fraser plays Cocteau Twins, new songs at first-ever solo concerts

Video: Elizabeth Fraser plays Cocteau Twins, new songs at first-ever solo concerts

Over the past week, former Cocteau Twins frontwoman Elizabeth Fraser played her first-ever solo concerts — and first full performances of any kind in 14 years — with a trio of shows in the U.K. that delivered, as promised, a mix of Cocteaus material with new arrangements and brand-new solo material from an anticipated album.

The Week in Rock: June 10-16, 2012

The Week in Rock: June 10-16, 2012

This week’s installment of The Week in Rock features news about Pet Shop Boys, Elizabeth Fraser, They Might Be Giants, David Byrne, Peter Buck, The Birthday Party, Peter Murphy, Ministry, Morrissey, The Stone Roses, Dinsaur Jr, Robyn Hitchcock, The Jesus and Mary Chain and more.