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Cocteau Twins Guitarist Robin Guthrie To Tour UK

Posted on 29 January 2013 by Joe

Robin Guthrie to a generation of stargazers and shoegazers remains the unlikely godlike guitar hero who accompanied the suitably ethereal vocals of Elizabeth Fraser in the legendary Cocteau Twins.

His often beautiful guitarscapes became an integral and iconic part of one of the eighties most revered and influential bands, creating such classics as Victorialand, Heaven or Las Vegas, Head over Heels and Treasure. Their music still resonates and reverberates, it remains timeless.

Since the Cocteau Twins split in the late nineties Robin has gone on to forge a large body of instrumental solo work, working with such luminaries as Harold Budd and currently ex-Ride frontman Mark Gardener.

His immediately recognizable style with its  great swathes of hugely melodic FX , echoing and billowing, like snow falling on amplifiers, is also evident on his current album ‘Fortune’

Next month (Feb)  he is heading out on the road for a 17- date UK tour. We will be reviewing the first date at Nottingham’s Glee Club. For full details of the tour click here.

by John Haylock

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