Tag: Cocteau Twins

Vintage Video: Local TV newscasters try to explain ‘Cocteau Twins fever’ in 1985

Vintage Video: Local TV newscasters try to explain ‘Cocteau Twins fever’ in 1985

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we resurrect something we first shared way back in 2010: a pair of TV news reports from WBNS in Columbus, Ohio, about the “Cocteau Fever” surrounding the Cocteau Twins’ Sept. 19, 1985, concert there — just one of five stops on its U.S. tour that year.

Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie, Ride’s Mark Gardener to release ‘Universal Road’ in March

Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie, Ride’s Mark Gardener to release ‘Universal Road’ in March

Sure, he’s got that Ride reunion to deal with, but that’s not the only thing on Mark Gardener’s plate these days: The frontman for the reunited shoegaze legends announced that his long-in-the-works album with Cocteau Twins guitarist Robin Guthrie is titled Universal Road and finally will see the light of day this March.

New releases: Morrissey, Cocteau Twins, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Spiritualized, Talking Heads

New releases: Morrissey, Cocteau Twins, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Spiritualized, Talking Heads

This week’s new releases include the brand-new studio album from Morrissey (‘World Peace is None of Your Business’) as well as vinyl reissues from Cocteau Twins, The Jesus and Mary Chain and Spiritualized, plus the digital release of the classic Talking Heads concert film ‘Stop Making Sense.’

Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie and Ride’s Mark Gardener to release album in September

Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie and Ride’s Mark Gardener to release album in September

Cocteau Twins guitarist Robin Guthrie and Ride frontman Mark Gardener have completed their long-in-the-works album together — a collaboration they debuted with their 2012 single “The Places We Go” — and will release the record worldwide this September, Gardener announced this week.

New releases: Morrissey, Snowbird featuring Cocteau Twins’ Simon Raymonde

New releases: Morrissey, Snowbird featuring Cocteau Twins’ Simon Raymonde

This week’s new releases include the physical release of Morrissey’s new single on 7-inch and 12-inch vinyl, plus the debut album from Snowbird, the new project featuring the Cocteau Twins’ Simon Raymonde and Massive Attack collaborator Stephanie Dosen.

‘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.

‘Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD’ to explore history, legacy of iconic indie label

‘Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD’ to explore history, legacy of iconic indie label

Legendary independent record label 4AD — home in the ’80s and ’90s to the Pixies, Cocteau Twins, This Mortal Coil, Throwing Muses and so many more — will be the subject an exhaustive history this fall with the publication of Martin Aston’s new book “Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD.”

‘Eternity Road: The Story of Lowlife’ to expose ‘greatest post-punk band you never heard’

‘Eternity Road: The Story of Lowlife’ to expose ‘greatest post-punk band you never heard’

The makers of the upcoming documentary “Eternity Road: The Story of Lowlife” — chronicling the cult Scottish band that formed in 1984 and released its final album a decade later — promise to expose “the greatest post-punk band you never heard” through rare footage and interviews with band members.

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

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” have released footage of their interview with The Cure’s Robert Smith in which he discusses his love of the Cocteau Twins and how that band’s 1984 album Treasure helped prepare him for his wedding.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Kevin Seal on 4AD compilation ‘Lonely Is An Eyesore’ — 1987

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Kevin Seal on 4AD compilation ‘Lonely Is An Eyesore’ — 1987

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we spotlight another “120 X-Ray” segment, this time a 1987 clip featuring host Kevin Seal discussing the 4AD label’s compilation album Lonely Is An Eyesore, which featured tracks from Cocteau Twins, Throwing Muses, Clan of Xymox, Dead Can Dance, This Mortal Coil and more.

Linkage: Stalking Morrissey, plus Peter Buck, Dinosaur Jr, Happy Mondays, Robin Guthrie

Linkage: Stalking Morrissey, plus Peter Buck, Dinosaur Jr, Happy Mondays, Robin Guthrie

Our latest link round-up includes stories about following Morrissey around on tour, plus items on Dinosaur Jr frontman J Mascis’ stolen guitar, the Happy Mondays’ reunion album and a new solo record from Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie, plus an interview with former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck.

‘First Time I Heard’ e-books spotlight The Smiths, Joy Division, New Order, Kate Bush

‘First Time I Heard’ e-books spotlight The Smiths, Joy Division, New Order, Kate Bush

The series launched this summer, and, so far, titles are available on Joy Division/New Order, The Smiths, Cocteau Twins and David Bowie. Next month sees publication of a title on Kate Bush, with books due in spring and summer 2013 on Abba, My Bloody Valentine, Kraftwerk, PIxies, R.E.M. and Roxy Music.

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.

Ride’s Mark Gardener, Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie releasing ‘The Places We Go’ single

Ride’s Mark Gardener, Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie releasing ‘The Places We Go’ single

Former Ride frontman Mark Gardener has teamed up with Cocteau Twins co-founder Robin Guthrie to record a new single called ‘The Places We Go’ that will be released digitally next week by Guthrie’s label Soleil Après Minuit ‘via all good download services.’ The track goes on sale July 9.