Limerick show for Deb Googe from My Bloody Valentine, Thurston Moore Group and Primal Scream

Deb Googe

DA GOOGIE is the new solo project from Deb Googe of My Bloody Valentine, Thurston Moore Group, Primal Scream and Brix Smith and she will play Upstairs at Dolans this Friday March 29.

da Googie explains that she records traditional bass lines with more, “abstract noises and field recordings to make intricate, layered soundscapes,” 

Last November, she released a split 12” record with  duo Too Many Things on one side and three da Googie tracks: Slither/ Pipe Dreams/ November New, on the other side and toured Europe in support of the record.

Deborah Ann Googe is best known as the bass player with UK/Irish band My Bloody Valentine. MBV are one of the most influential bands in alternative/indie music and their influence is still heard today from early Radiohead and Smashing Pumpkins to Beach House and The Altered Hours.

She joined My Bloody Valentine after an audition in April 1985.  They signed to Creation Records three years later and released the albums Isn’t Anything and Loveless.

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Googe left the group in 1996, noting she “hadn’t been happy for a long time” The band reformed in 2007 and have toured occasionally, most recently in 2018.

In 2022 Brix Smith announced that Googe would be part of her new, all women, live band.

Brix is the singer, guitarist and songwriter with Mark E Smith’s The Fall in the era of their most widely acclaimed album This Nation’s Saving Grace.  

Her 2023 album ‘Valley of the Dolls’ was made with Youth (Killing Joke) which toured with Googe on bass.

Da Googie live Upstairs at Dolans this Friday March 29.