Heel to toe to hair and hoof and it's head over heels and it's all but an ark-lark...

“Review of Lullabies

  • By Lynden Barber
  • NME/New Musical Express
  • 16-Oct 1982

It’s a sad comment on the state of Music Today (assumes grandad-like posture and nestles into rocking chair) that there are hundreds of groups who make their livings by impersonating their heroes as accurately as possible, in much the same way as 57 years ago a group called Wild Wally wore out the tarmac on the M1 bringing watered down rock’n’roll to the kids. What is worse, some people appear to accept their liverish dross.

All you need to know about the Cocteau Twins is that they make “Siouxsie & The Banshees” records. OK? ▣

(ED: “People are always comparing us to the Banshees but it’s not as if we go out of our way to sound like them. It’s just that we’ve got a female singer and we use the crashing guitar sounds which makes closed-minded people immediately pigeonhole us as Banshee imitators.” — Robin Guthrie)