Host Brenna Cavanaugh brings you her weekly review where she goes over the latest new music in the genres of Shoegaze, dreampop and related genres.
On this day in history (November 1, 1984), Cocteau Twins released their 3rd studio album Treasure on 4AD
This weeks playlist features the music of Cocteau Twins. It’s a collection of over 50 of our favorite tracks from the bands entire catalog.
There are some bands that you should just never try to cover. Cocteau Twins is one such band and tackling Cherry Coloured Funk seems like a dangerous move for an up and coming band. That said, Arctic Lake hit a home run with this beautiful rendition
More second round games in the Strangeways Radio B-sides tournament. This one features a few super popular b-sides so, it will be interesting to see if there are any upsets.
More round 1 games to vote on in the B-sides tournament. This one features a bunch of powerhouse bands but we don’t expect many surprises in this set of games.
B-Sides Tournament Round 1: James vs Smashing Pumpkins, Depeche Mode vs Radiohead, Morrissey vs Cocteau Twins
More round 1 games to vote on in the B-sides tournament. This might be the most difficult first round match ups so far!
In 2018, Australian singer Hatchie (Harriette Pitbeam) gained a lot of attention with her Cocteau Twins sounding medley of dream pop and shoegaze. In fact, her debut EP Sugar & Spice even featured a remix of the track Sure by none other then Robin Guthrie. Hatchie is back with a new single called Without A Blush.
Most of my current musical taste has been sculpted by the music from the legendary Detroit radio show, Big Sonic Heaven – hosted by Darren Revell. That show pioneered a new music movement that celebrated modern ethereal music featuring a variety of dreampop, trip hop, brit pop and more.