Elizabeth Fraser

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 ...

Anglo For Your Ear: This Mortal Coil’s “Song to the Siren”

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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.