Tag Archives: Cocteau Twins

The Great British Songbook #9: ‘Teardrop’

It starts with a simple thought of arresting clarity, especially coming from a singer whose recorded career had largely been spent singing in a made-up language. Elizabeth Fraser, of the Cocteau Twins, coos a delicate “love, love ...

Five Great Ethereal British Singers

To celebrate the release of Florence and the Machine’s second album Ceremonials, which hit the shelves in American stores yesterday, here’s a gatheration of five female singers whose work is far too shimmery and wafty to ...

Top British Musicians We’re Thankful For, Part 1

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Anglophenia will return with normal posts on Monday, November 30th. For now, enjoy a few British musicians we’ve been thankful for over the years.

Anglo For Your Ear: Cocteau Twins’ “Carolyn’s Fingers”

Liz Fraser has always disturbed me. Kate Bush‘s high, reedy voice was always endearingly pixilated, but Fraser, with her spooky operatic range, seemed slightly sinister.