Tag: Cocteau Twins

Elizabeth Fraser to debut new music, revisit Cocteau Twins songs at 1st show in 14 years

Elizabeth Fraser to debut new music, revisit Cocteau Twins songs at 1st show in 14 years

Elizabeth Fraser this week announced she will precede her two sets at the Antony-curated Meltdown festival with an August concert in Bath, England, that will be her first full performance in 14 years and which will find the singer debuting new material and ‘performing re-interpretations of Cocteau Twins songs.’

The Week in Rock: April 29-May 5, 2012

The Week in Rock: April 29-May 5, 2012

This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes items about the Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch, The Stone Roses, Public Image Ltd., Mission of Burma, Soundgarden, Depeche Mode, Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser, The Cure’s Porl Thompson and Bob Mould — plus our latest Auto Reverse mixtape.

Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser to make rare solo appearances at UK’s Meltdown festival

Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser to make rare solo appearances at UK’s Meltdown festival

Elizabeth Fraser, the unforgettable voice of the Cocteau Twins, will return to the concert stage this summer for a pair of rare performances at the Antony-curated Meltdown festival at London’s Royal Albert Hall, which are being billed as her first solo concerts since the Cocteaus split up in 1998.

The Week in Rock: March 4-10, 2012

The Week in Rock: March 4-10, 2012

This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about The Jesus and Mary Chain, Paul Weller, Dexys, fIREHOSE, Dead Can Dance, World Party, Fields of the Nephilim, Mark E. Smith, Cocteau Twins and much more — plus our latest Auto Reverse mixtape.

Vintage Video: Full Cocteau Twins concert from 1990’s ‘Heaven or Las Vegas’ tour

Vintage Video: Full Cocteau Twins concert from 1990’s ‘Heaven or Las Vegas’ tour

Credit for this week’s installment of Vintage Video goes to Cocteau Twins bassist Simon Raymonde, who came across this rare footage of his band on YouTube — a seemingly complete concert filmed Nov. 1, 1990, at London’s Town & Country Club during the ‘Heaven or Las Vegas’ tour — and posted it on Facebook.

New releases: Pet Shop Boys, Wire, Cocteau Twins, John Foxx, Big Country, Plimsouls

New releases: Pet Shop Boys, Wire, Cocteau Twins, John Foxx, Big Country, Plimsouls

This week’s new releases include a new B-sides compilation from the Pet Shops Boys (‘Format’), a new live album by Wire (‘The Black Session’), a vinyl reissue of Cocteau Twins’ ‘Stars and Topsoil,’ a new John Foxx and the Maths’ album, a 2CD reissue of Big Country’s ‘The Crossing’ and an archival live album from The Plimsouls.’

Cocteau Twins’ ‘Stars and Topsoil’ best-of set to be reissued on double white vinyl

Cocteau Twins’ ‘Stars and Topsoil’ best-of set to be reissued on double white vinyl

Beggars Archive will reissue the Cocteau Twins’ 18-track compilation ‘Stars and Topsoil: A Collection (1982-1990)’ — originally released by 4AD in 2000 and spanning 1982 debut ‘Garlands’ through 1990’s ‘Iceblink Luck’ EP — in the U.K. early next year on a 2LP set on white vinyl.

This Mortal Coil box set due in November, ‘Tears in the Dropbox’ Blu-ray in the works

This Mortal Coil box set due in November, ‘Tears in the Dropbox’ Blu-ray in the works

The long-awaited This Mortal Coil anthology first announced a year ago — a 4CD box set featuring the 4AD collective’s three albums and a fourth disc of singles and rarities — finally will be released this November, while a Blu-ray disc called Tears in the Dropbox that includes all three albums in HD audio remains in the works.

Video: Dead Can Dance’s Brendan Perry, Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie play KEXP

Video: Dead Can Dance’s Brendan Perry, Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie play KEXP

When former Dead Can Dance member Brendan Perry’s joint North American tour with Cocteau Twins co-founder Robin Guthrie rolled through Seattle last month, the acclaimed musicians dropped by the studios of indie-leaning public-radio outlet KEXP, where the 4AD veterans each performed a selection of their own songs live on the air.

New releases: Thurston Moore, Clan of Xymox, Robin Guthrie, Einstürzende Neubauten

New releases: Thurston Moore, Clan of Xymox, Robin Guthrie, Einstürzende Neubauten

This week’s new releases include a new albums from Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore (‘Demolished Thoughts’), Clan of Xymox (‘Darkest Hour’) and ex-Cocteau Twin member Robin Guthrie (‘Emeralds’), plus a reissue of Einstürzende Neubauten’s ‘Silence is Sexy.’

Dead Can Dance’s Brendan Perry, Lisa Gerrard reuniting for new album, 2012 world tour

Dead Can Dance’s Brendan Perry, Lisa Gerrard reuniting for new album, 2012 world tour

Dead Can Dance will reunite for the second time since disbanding in the late 1990s to record its first new album in 16 years and set out next year on an ‘extensive two-month world tour including dates in Asia, Australasia and South America,’ the band announced this week.

Dead Can Dance’s Brendan Perry taps Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie for North American tour

Dead Can Dance’s Brendan Perry taps Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie for North American tour

His planned tour with Peter Murphy ended in nasty name-calling, but former Dead Can Dance member Brendan Perry has tapped another storied contemporary to join him on a just-announced 13-date North American tour: ex-Cocteau Twins member Robin Guthrie.

New releases: The Blow Monkeys, Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie, plus Heaven 17 DVD

New releases: The Blow Monkeys, Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie, plus Heaven 17 DVD

This week’s new releases include ‘Staring at the Sea,’ the second post-reunion album from The Blow Monkeys; ‘Bordeaux,’ a new collaboration between Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie and Harold Budd; and the belated U.S. release of Heaven 17’s ‘Live at Scala’ DVD.

Dead Can Dance reissuing ’80s albums in 2 vinyl box sets with bonus Peel sessions

Dead Can Dance reissuing ’80s albums in 2 vinyl box sets with bonus Peel sessions

Reissue specialists Vinyl 180 will follow up their recent Cocteau Twins and Gary Numan box sets next month with the first of two multi-record Dead Can Dance sets, a 4LP box that collects the band’s first three releases plus a new Peel session disc on audiophile vinyl.