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Kevin Shields details "new ideas” on new My Bloody Valentine music

My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields has opened up about the creative process behind the band’s forthcoming new album.

Shields, who was recently the guest on NPR show ‘All Songs Considered’, joined Bob Boilen in conversation to talk about what will be their fourth studio album. Before that though, My Bloody Valentine plan to release a succession of EPs before another full-fledged LP and are intent on “introducing new ideas” with their music.

“We only really got backing track stuff done, drums and stuff,” he said. “And then I’ve only really got into it, now, essentially because I’m not making an album in the way I would normally make an album, which is a self-contained thing.

“It’s more like I’m making an EP, but I don’t want to be constrained to four songs or a certain length or anything,” he continued. “It’s really an EP, but it’s a sprawling EP. I’m going to do a couple of them before I do an album.”

Adding that the band will start to look at “introducing new ideas” with their planned live shows this summer, Shields added: “I just want to mix it up a bit and get away from my ‘every 22 years make an album and then tour and disappear for five years’.”