Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine at Electric Picnic 2008

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Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine at the Electric Arena tent, Electric Picnic 2008, Stradbally, Laois, Ireland. The avant garde indie outfit dropped from view in the early 90s, My Bloody Valentine in 2008 for series of rare appearances – the first in 13th years. More photos of My Bloody Valentine at the Electric Picnic »

MVS’s performance was one of the most impressive at the Electric Picnic – just getting a chance to hear them playing is a privilege. Not the most engaging of bands, they tend to keep words to the minimum, and instead opt for creating their 10 minute ‘Holocaust’ wall of white noise during ‘You Made Me Realise’ – some fans at earlier gig claimed they’d seen the sound desk hit 132db, higher than the loudest band record by Guinness

Youtube: Holocaust excerpt »

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