Cocteau Twins

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Cocteau Twins were an alternative rock group formed in Scotland in 1979. They received critical and popular acclaim throughout their career, often referenced as one of the bands defining the genres of dream pop and shoegaze.

This button bears the band's name along with a hazy photograph characteristic of their album covers. Cocteau Twins were a musical enigma, with lead singer Elizabeth Fraser famous for her unintelligible, meaningless lyrics. This mystery only increased the allure of the band, which broke up in 1997 and has vowed to never perform again. 


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Simpson, D. (2009, November 26). Elizabeth Fraser talks about why she finds it too difficult to even think about her old Cocteau Twins bandmates. The Guardian.…

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