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Dublin, Ireland (1983 – 1997, 2007 – present)

My Bloody Valentine is a band formed in late 1983 in Dublin, Ireland. The band’s best known lineup is Kevin Shields (vocals, guitar), Bilinda Butcher (vocals, guitar), Debbie Googe (bass) and Colm Ó Cíosóig (drums). Their 1988 album Isn’t Anything is generally regarded as one of the most influential records of the period, acting as an important precursor to the early ’90s “shoegazing” scene. In 1991, the band released their second full length album Loveless, later declared one of the finest albums of the 1990s. The band struggled to record a follow up album and split in 1997. The band reunited in 2007 and performed several concerts the following year. The band released their third album, m b v, in February 2013.

The band’s key member is guitarist/singer/composer Kevin Shields, a reclusive perfectionist and radically inventive guitarist/engineer. The band’s other original member is drummer/studio maven Colm Ó Cíosóig; during their heyday MBV also included singer-guitarist Bilinda Butcher and bassist Debbie Googe. Their band shares its name with a low-budget Canadian slasher film.

MBV influences include The Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth, Cocteau Twins, late-1970s Wire, The Jesus and Mary Chain, and independent artists such as The Pastels. Kevin Shields has also named The Beach Boys as a personal influence.

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  • orwellaintdead

    These songs represent a symbol of my individuality and my belief in personal freedom. [2]

    29 Oct 12:07pm Reply
  • paulohenss

    Hi, I'm an indie/lo-fi songwriter and I'm trying to make my music heard. I know spamming is not nice, but it's the only way I found to promote my songs. Feel free to tell me what you think. Here's one of my songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw6Ighh8MBs

    27 Oct 8:00pm Reply
  • Shannonline

    Is it just me or does Loveless sound just like that My Bloody Valentine band.

    26 Oct 7:01am Reply
  • Exzotova

    http://www.lastfm.ru/music/Shiva+Lingam I think you will like them)

    24 Oct 1:56pm Reply
  • blestprune

    eh whaa? have you seen my bear tibbers?

    21 Oct 1:20pm Reply
  • Yelyah-Williams

    " thinking of all the fat stupid nerds that like this band makes it hard for me to enjoy them." dat selfie tho

    17 Oct 8:52am Reply
  • PlzDontBan

    still wanting new music from them lol

    14 Oct 12:50am Reply
  • rewinddude

    Big Kev is too busy smokin' de 'erb. They'll keep us waiting

    12 Oct 9:19pm Reply
  • ieatmidgets

    AYE YO MC K-SHEILDS WHERE DA FUK IS THAT EP U SAID HAPPEN THIS YR?

    12 Oct 7:35am Reply
  • questar_

    FuckinEchoes: isn't anything better than loveless?

    11 Oct 3:36pm Reply
  • Dawngaward

    hope to see them live one day ;_;

    10 Oct 12:01pm Reply
  • hamitic

    NICE PASTIME, MUPPET

    8 Oct 1:06am Reply
  • FuckinEchoes

    I wonder if there's anything on earth that likes Isn't Anything better than Loveless

    29 Sep 12:30am Reply
  • giraffe97

    suck my but,t dude

    28 Sep 9:37pm Reply
  • BAYAR_

    shut the fuck up sls cunt who dafuq do u think u are when i saw mbv they were great so it was probably dem place u were at stop cancering around

    25 Sep 11:50pm Reply
  • Bloody-Lunar

    New You ❤

    19 Sep 1:11pm Reply
  • renoodles

    Buffff, poder infinito

    18 Sep 7:45pm Reply
  • sls

    Just wanted to say I was VERY disappointed with the sound at the show in Austin last year, if you go to an MBV show don't expect it to be like the records... or even particularly good... dammit, we're not all there to wank over bilinda, although some of these guys are. (that being said Slowdive is reunited and the tour videos I've seen are amazing)

    18 Sep 1:35am Reply
  • happynewhear

    shout box shout out to all last fmers and anyone else who needs it. Please keep your mbv opinions to urselves or share them idc

    17 Sep 4:54pm Reply
  • zrmkr

    mbv = loveless > isnt anything > eps

    17 Sep 9:26am Reply
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