Tag Archives: Bella Union


5/2/16 – Cocteau Twins – Iceblink Luck – 1990

Iceblink Luck was the most commercial sounding track that the Cocteau Twins ever released even receiving airplay and scraping into the UK Top 40 at No.38, showing that they could be accessible and still be good. Iceblink Luck was an uplifting piece, happy even. You could make out words instead of just sounds and the melodies were beautiful, […]


24/11/15 – Marissa Nadler – Was It A Dream – 2014

” I hate music these days, things were so much better before”. Well if you think so…personally I can’t keep up with the amount of worthy records by newer artists. Here’s another one – Massachusetts’ native Marissa Nadler. What is difficult to understand is that I only found out about her the other day, stumbling […]

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22/5/14 – Snowbird – All Wishes Are Ghosts – 2014

This is another video from the quite lovely Snowbird album Moon, featuring Stephanie Dosen (American singer) and Simon Raymonde (Bella Union chief and ex Cocteau Twins member). It’s very like the Cocteau Twins sonically, not as weird or interesting but still has the beautiful melodies and dreamy qualities. According to the You Tube comments the […]

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16/5/14 – Tiny Ruins – Carriages – 2014

Not the kind of video you would expect from Hollie Fullbrook’s Tiny Ruins. The antithesis of her personality, directed by Lucy Luscombe, filmed in Southend-on-Sea, it’s a disturbing insight into a world of lad hierarchy, alcohol and the volatile relationships of young men in England. http://www.tinyruins.com http://www.dazeddigital.com/music/article/19834/1/nico-mirallegro-gets-beautifully-drunk-for-tiny-ruins

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16/5/14 – Tiny Ruins – Brightly Painted One – 2014

New Zealand’s Hollie Fullbrook aka Tiny Ruins has released two EP’s, Little Notes, a collaboration with Belgian, Barcelona resident, Lieven Scheerlinck, released late 2012,  the other demo’s and old songs (Haunts EP) released in 2013. She released her debut album, Some Were Meant For Sea in 2011 and has just released her second album Brightly […]


21/4/14 – Lanterns On The Lake – Until The Colours Run – 2014

This is the second single and title track from the latest album by Newcastle’s Lanterns On The Lake, dreaming of better times with an excellent fantasy video in contrast to the grim reality of their lot expressed in Hazel Wilde’s lyrics. The great crime of our times Could be silence or closing eyes This could […]