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Grangemouth, Scotland, UK (1979 – 1997)
Cocteau Twins were an innovative and influential Scottish dream pop band. Forming in 1979 in Grangemouth, Scotland, UK (the name taken from an obscure song by fellow Scots Simple Minds ), they built a sound based on woozy atmospherics and singer Elizabeth Fraser ’s unmatchable vocals, most of which featured lyrics of made-up words and words plucked at random from the dictionary. More…
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- dream pop, shoegaze, post-punk, ethereal, alternative
- Similar to:
- Harold Budd, Simon Raymonde, Robin Guthrie & Elizabeth Fraser, This Mortal Coil, Robin Guthrie, Elizabeth Fraser, Slowdive