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Cocteau Twins

Cocteau Twins: Cocteau Hour

Interview by Helen Fitzgerald, Sounds, 11 September 1982

Helen Fitzgerald gets intoxicated by the exotic mixture of the Cocteau Twins. ...

Cocteau Twins: Cocteau Cabinet

Interview by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 4 January 1986

A new year and a new starter for THE COCTEAU TWINS who team up with CHRIS ROBERTS for talk, turkey and all the trimmings. ...

Cocteau Twins: The Cocteau Twins

Retrospective and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Dig, The (Japan), Fall 2000

ONE OF the hardest jobs I’ve ever had as a music writer – as a music fan – is defending the Cocteau Twins against people ...

Cocteau Twins: Botanic Rites

Interview by Max Bell, Vox, October 1993

Three years after their split from spiritual home 4AD Records, the Cocteau Twins return with a new album, Four Calendar Cafe, looking to eclipse the ...

Cocteau Twins: Two's Company

Interview by Jon Wilde, ZigZag, October 1983

WHEN THE Cocteau Twins narrowed down to a two-piece (Robin and Elizabeth) in June of this year, they settled down for some rethinking and some ...

Cocteau Twins, Mazzy Star: Cocteau Twins/Mazzy Star: Orpheum Theater, Boston

Live Review by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 19 November 1990

Impassioned Vagueness Of Cocteau Twins ...

Cocteau Twins: Thank Heaven For Little Girls

Interview by John Robb, Sounds, 15 September 1990

The COCTEAU TWINS are back with a new album, a new baby and the same old "cathedral of sound". But as JOHN ROBB discovers, it's ...

Cocteau Twins

Retrospective by David Stubbs, Uncut, October 2000

"Some people know why they make music, I suppose. But we never talk about what we're doing. Ever" – Simon Raymonde, 1990 ...

Cocteau Twins: Head Over Heels (4AD)

Review by Barney Hoskyns, NME, Fall 1983

THE COCTEAU TWINS are innocents aboard the jolly roger of "positive-punk" specimens, blushing songbirds amidst the mascara'd goth macaws of Gene Loves Jezebel and Xmal ...

Cocteau Twins: Milk And Kisses (Fontana)

Review and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, May 1996

AN UNFORGIVABLE THING happened in 1994. The Cocteau Twins released arguably their finest album to date, Four Calendar Cafe, only to have it roundly ignored ...

Cocteau Twins: The Cocteau Twins: Twindrops Keep Falling On My Head

Interview by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 10 December 1983

Robin and Elizabeth are the Cocteau Twins. They live together in London's Muswell Hill and have created an enormously successful musical partnership. PAUL MORLEY attempts ...

Cocteau Twins: Heaven Or Las Vegas

Review by Martin Aston, Q, October 1990

"THIS WARM BATH of a record is a sensual invitation to wallow in an opiate haze of drifting melody" – Q's review of The Cocteau ...

Cocteau Twins: "None Of This Should Have Happened"

Interview by Mark Cooper, Q, April 1987

Unlistenable early tapes. Refusals to appear on Top Of The Pops. Information-free record sleeves. A mistrust of people "who can play all the strings on ...

Cocteau Twins: Hello Goodbye: Cocteau Twins

Interview by Martin Aston, MOJO, August 2006

It began with naivety and unbelievable luck, and ended with control freakery and cabin fever. ...

Cocteau Twins: The Cocteau Twins

Retrospective and Interview by Jim Irvin, The Word, April 2006

IN THE SUMMER of 1981, a member of staff at the Earl's Court branch of Beggars Banquet Records noticed an odd-looking couple loitering outside the ...

Cocteau Twins: Heavenly Twins

Interview by Helen Fitzgerald, Melody Maker, 19 March 1983

LAST SEPTEMBER a very strange thing happened. Three unknown scruffy Scottish urchins took the indie charts by storm with, a debut album, called Garlands, an ...

Cocteau Twins: Lullabies To Violaine Volumes 1 and 2

Review by David Quantick, The Word, May 2006

THE COCTEAU TWINS, in their 15-year career, were extremely fond of the EP format, so it makes sense for 4AD to bring all these together ...

Cocteau Twins' Liz Fraser (2000)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, 18 July 2000

Ms. Fraser on singing and singers; on being a Cocteau Twin; on her relationship with Robin Guthrie; on friends and co-conspirators like Peter Gabriel, Damon Albarn and sometime beau Jeff Buckley.

File format: mp3; file size: 72.9mb, interview length: 1 h 19' 38" sound quality: ***

Cocteau Twins: Victorialand

Review by Mat Snow, NME, 12 April 1986

A PRE-RAPHAELITE beauty sweeps through trailing fronds and hothouse blooms... ...

Cocteau Twins: The Cocteau Twins: Manchester Academy

Live Review by Simon Warner, The Guardian, 15 February 1994

THE CORE TRIO, more triplets than twins, have become weary of the media tag locating them as other-worldly beings, cult objects disconnected from the realities ...

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