My Bloody Valentine (band)
My Bloody Valentine are an experimental rock band formed in Dublin in 1983. Their music is best known for its merging of dissonant guitar textures, androgynous vocals, and unorthodox production techniques. They helped to pioneer the alternative rock subgenre known as shoegazing during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
About My Bloody Valentine (band) in brief
My Bloody Valentine are an experimental rock band formed in Dublin in 1983. Their music is best known for its merging of dissonant guitar textures, androgynous vocals, and unorthodox production techniques. They helped to pioneer the alternative rock subgenre known as shoegazing during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Since 1987, its lineup has consisted of founding members Kevin Shields and Colm Ó Cíosóig, with Bilinda Butcher and Debbie Googe. In 2007, he announced that he had reunited with his bandmates, and My Bloody Valentine subsequently embarked on a world tour. Their long-delayed third studio album, m b v, was released in 2013. The album failed to receive much attention and the band returned temporarily to the Netherlands, before settling in London in the middle of 1985. The band’s debut mini album, This Is Your Valentine, was recorded in 1984 and recorded on one occasion on April 8, 1984. It was released by Creation Records in 1988, but they were dropped by the label after its release due to the album’s extensive production costs. In 1992, the band signed to Island Records and recorded several albums worth of unreleased material, remaining largely inactive. In 1997, they released their second album, Loveless, which is often described as their magnum opus and one of the best albums of the 1990s, but it was not released by the record label.
In 2008, they recorded a third album, R E M E E M V, which was released on Island Records. In 2009, they performed a live show in Tilburg, Netherlands, and lived for a further nine months in the Netherlands after the show. In 2010, they played a gig in Berlin, Germany, and recorded their fourth album, The Bloody Valentine, on the same label as their first album, Isn’t Anything. In 2012, they toured the UK and the U.S. for the first time since the release of Isn’t Anywhere. In 2013, the group released their fifth album, M b v. They have released two EPs and two full-lengths since the early 1980s, the most recent of which was the self-titled The Bloody Valentines, which came out in November 2012. The group have released three singles and a single since the mid-1990s, including a live version of the single ‘The Bloody Valentine’. They also have a single out now called ‘I’ll Be There For You’, which has been released as a double CD with a bonus track, ‘‘I Won’t Back Down’,. The band has also released a live album, “The Bloody Valentine’s”, in which they perform a cover of The Beatles’ ‘This Is Your Day’ with a different band member. The song was recorded by David Conway, who performed under the pseudonym Dave Stelfox, and was recorded at Litton Lane Studios in Dublin.