I can’t begin to tell you how wonderfully beautiful Elizabeth Fraser‘s voice is; you simply must hear it for yourself. Her work with the Cocteau Twins in the ’80s stood out as something intriguing, and it remains so today on the sheer merits of Fraser’s genetic instrument.
The Cocteau Twins were more than a band-they were a couple. And the moment that Fraser and Robin Guthrie ended their relationship was the moment that the Cocteau Twins ended spiritually. Sure, the band carried on for a few years after the couple split, but it was merely contractual obligations that kept the Cocteau Twins active.
Sex sells, but who’s buying? Ex-Cocteau Twins mates Robin Guthrie and Simon Raymonde, that’s who. The two teamed up with another Ex, the foxy ex-Mono singer, Siobhan De Maré for what they’re calling Violet Indiana. What does the name mean? I couldn’t tell you, but I don’t know what a Cocteau is either so there you go.
What I do know is the three of these exes have put together one sexy release, right down to a bonafide muff shot in the inner sleeve! This is Soho boning music, 100%. Want to make it with that smokin’ foreign exchange student but the hottest music you have is the soundtrack to City of Angels? No fear, mi amigo. Russian Doll will impress that foreign bird enough to get her home and the near nude cover shot will be enough to get you to sleep when she leaves you with blue balls at the end of the night.