Cherry-coloured Funk – Cocteau Twins

This Scottish band surfaced in the Post Punk era, but grew more successful throughout the 80s. Known for their hazy sound of colourful layered guitars and Elizabeth Fraser’s ethereal, smeared vocals, they contributed massively to the Dreampop genre. Cherry-Coloured Funk opens their 1990 album Heaven or Las Vegas, which achieved the most commercial success. TheContinue reading “Cherry-coloured Funk – Cocteau Twins”

The Damned live in October: Wolverhampton’s Punk Ignition

The Damned came back to haunt us with their sound this Halloween season at KK’s Steel Mill, in preparation for their Night of a Thousand Vampires gig that would follow at the London Palladium a few days later. I travelled by bus to the Wolverhampton venue, eighteen and alone, preparing to see one of myContinue reading “The Damned live in October: Wolverhampton’s Punk Ignition”