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...As one of the leaders of the shoegazing genre, My Bloody Valentine’s heavy, dissonant sound set it apart from other members of the post-punk scene. The band was formed in Dublin in 1983 after Kevin Shields and Colm Ó Cíosóig’s band, A Life...

My Bloody Valentine's Loveless

Mike McGonigal

Mike McGonigal has written about music and art since 1984, when he started the fanzine Chemical Imbalance. An occasional curator, sculptor and DJ, Mike edits the arts journal YETI and resides in Portland, Oregon. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2007

33 1/3 Books

...Loveless remains an enigma, 15 years after its release - an album so influential and groundbreaking that its chief creator, Kevin Shields, has been unable or unwilling to release an official follow-up. In his book, Mike McGonigal talks...

An Economy of Ambition: Sarah’s Short-term Visitors

Michael White

Michael White has been writing about popular and underground music, for publications in his native Canada and internationally, for 20 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popkiss : The Life and Afterlife of Sarah Records

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Scholarly Books

...Speaking to Simon Reynolds about the flood of independent records he received following punk’s great demystification of music production, John Peel enthused about the very attributes they exhibited that previously would have given consumers...


Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...Shoegaze is a term used to denote a style of guitar-based indie rock music that first emerged in the UK in the late 1980s. Shoegaze draws upon a strain of sonic experimentation and avant-gardism within the rock aesthetic and combines...