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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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  • 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
  • Parabellum13x

    EP's > Loveless = Isn't Anything > m v b

    14 Sep 5:16pm Reply
  • SedonaSnow

    Where has this band been all my life?

    13 Sep 3:56am Reply
  • Garfinklestein

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

    4 Sep 1:36pm Reply
  • metaldiscussor

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

    3 Sep 8:02pm Reply
  • GermanoKF

    this band is sex.

    1 Sep 7:26pm Reply
  • xDx3xPx

    Loveless > Isn't Anything > m b v

    30 Aug 2:06am Reply
  • TheMukeyM

    can't wait for the new ep and a 4th studio album

    25 Aug 12:55pm Reply
  • Kirowatt

    great shoutbox!

    19 Aug 8:13pm Reply
  • toli420

    great rock n' roll!

    19 Aug 12:06pm Reply
  • thespaniard1588

    entry-level screamo [2] ayy lmao

    18 Aug 4:46pm Reply
  • limonad_limonad

    Эта команда на любителя, но- очень классная.

    15 Aug 10:09pm Reply
  • jpzitoleopold

    I want the new EP so bad.

    14 Aug 11:56am Reply
  • jonsi-

    loveless is so chaotic and beautiful

    9 Aug 11:51pm Reply
  • ShmoofingFabsee

    Soon is not top because people tend to listen to albums from start to finish most of the time. Hence, songs found earlier in the album tend to get more plays because people often get distracted/put something else on partway through. If anyone disturbs me while I'm listening to Loveless they can be assured a quick death.

    5 Aug 4:25pm Reply
  • TimaSliwinski

    new - http://www.last.fm/music/My+Bloody+Valentine/+images/100345977

    4 Aug 4:07am Reply
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