My Bloody Valentine

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": shoegaze dream pop indie alternative indie rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

It took several years for My Bloody Valentine to capture their groundbreaking hybrid of ethereal melodies and studio-orientated, discordant sounds that proved so influential on the independent scene of the late 80s. Their roots lay in Dublin, Eire, where guitarist Kevin Shields (21 May 1963, Queens, New York City, New York, USA) joined drummer Colm O’Ciosoig (b. 31 October 1964, Dublin, Eire) in the short-lived the Complex. Forming My Bloody Valentine in 1984 (taking the band’s name from a Hollywood B-movie), the pair moved to Berlin, joined by Dave Conway (vocals) and Tina (keyboards). A mini-album, This Is Your Bloody Valentine, on the obscure German Tycoon label in 1985, made little impression (although it was later reissued in the UK), so the band returned to London and recruited bass player Debbie Googe (b. 1962, England). The 12-inch EP Geek! (and the accompanying, ‘No Place To Go’) emerged on Fever in mid-1986, and, like their debut, was...

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