Tag: Meltdown Festival

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.

Watch: The Cure plays ‘Disintegration’ at Meltdown festival in clip from ‘40 Live’

Watch: The Cure plays ‘Disintegration’ at Meltdown festival in clip from ‘40 Live’

The Cure today shared the first footage of their 2018 appearance at the Meltdown festival that will be included in the band’s upcoming 40 Live: Curaetion-25 + Anniversary box set, which document that performance and their 40th anniversary show in London’s Hyde Park last year. Watch their performance of “Disintegration” right here.

The Cure to release 6-disc ‘40 Live: Curaetion-25 + Anniversary’ audio/video box set

The Cure to release 6-disc ‘40 Live: Curaetion-25 + Anniversary’ audio/video box set

The Cure will commemorate last year’s 40th anniversary celebration with a new 6-disc box set this fall that will include full audio and video of the band’s recently screened “Anniversary” concert film as well as the yet-to-be-seen visual document of the group’s Meltdown festival set. Full details right here.

The Cure to put on festival in U.S. this year, likely won’t play ‘Disintegration’ after Sydney

The Cure to put on festival in U.S. this year, likely won’t play ‘Disintegration’ after Sydney

Despite laying down hints that American audiences would see The Cure play Disintegration in full later this year, Robert Smith made it clear in a radio interview Friday that it’s unlikely that’ll happen — and the band isn’t planning to mount a tour of the U.S. before 2020. Instead, the band’s planning a festival in L.A.

Listen: Kristin Hersh debuts ‘LAX’ — first taste of forthcoming album ‘Possible Dust Clouds’

Listen: Kristin Hersh debuts ‘LAX’ — first taste of forthcoming album ‘Possible Dust Clouds’

As she prepares to head off to England to play the Robert Smith-curated Meltdown festival, Throwing Muses frontwoman Kristin Hersh is offering fans the first taste of her upcoming solo album Possible Dust Clouds: “LAX,” her first new material in two years. Hear the new song right here.

Robert Smith taps My Bloody Valentine, NIN, Psychedelic Furs, Kristin Hersh for Meltdown

Robert Smith taps My Bloody Valentine, NIN, Psychedelic Furs, Kristin Hersh for Meltdown

London’s Meltdown festival today revealed the first round of acts selected by The Cure’s Robert Smith for this year’s series of concerts, a roster that includes My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, The Psychedelic Furs, Kristin Hersh of Throwing Muses, and The Church. Full details right here.

Siouxsie plays ‘Kaleidoscope’ in full at first concert in 5 years (SETLIST, PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Siouxsie plays ‘Kaleidoscope’ in full at first concert in 5 years (SETLIST, PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Siouxsie returned to the concert stage for the first time in five years tonight in London, performing the first of two nights at the Yoko Ono-curated Meltdown festival with a 20-song set that included a full reading of 1980’s Kaleidoscope plus Banshees favorites like “Cities in Dust” and “Israel” as well as tracks off MantaRay.

Siouxsie to play 2nd concert at Yoko Ono’s Meltdown festival due to ‘incredible demand’

Siouxsie to play 2nd concert at Yoko Ono’s Meltdown festival due to ‘incredible demand’

Due to “incredible demand,” former Banshees frontman Siouxsie has added a second performance at the Yoko Ono-curated Meltdown festival at London’s Southbank Centre, an event that also will feature sets by Patti Smith, Iggy & The Stooges, Boy George, and both Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore.

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.