My Bloody Valentine’s hotly-anticipated reissues of Isn’t Anything, Loveless and m b v are out next week via Domino. Frontman Kevin Shields has also revealed a little bit more about the new MBV albums.
In a recent interview, Shields talked about signing with Domino Recording Co, stating: “We definitely didn’t want to work with a major record company, since we wanted a lot of control and independence. We’re getting into a partnership with Domino mainly because they’re one of the few great independent labels that are left in the world.”
In terms of new music, Shields has divulged that the band plan to release two albums in 2022, “With an interval of at least six months.”
Typical of the day, production delays in vinyl pressing factories is causing the albums to be delayed – later than the band had hoped. However, it was made clear that “Shields emphasized that listeners would still get to hear some new tunes by the end of this year.”
Asked by the interviewer what the new albums sound like, the MBV mastermind says that the albums are comprised of new songwriting approaches. “I had these ideas for changing the way I write songs and expanding something in my head that I find physically difficult to do. I couldn’t just sit with an acoustic guitar and represent these ideas, they have to do with a way of recording and playing and stuff that’s a bit different.”
In addition to the new music, Shields says the band will be touring. “I think now I’m very aware, instead of thinking ‘oh, we’ll do this tour then do that tour’, now this could be the last time because we’re getting older,” before adding, “We’re very lucky that we have our health, so yeah, we 100 per cent will be touring once we can.”
Obviously, this is My Bloody Valentine, so we know not to get our hopes up just yet. However, the new deal with Domino ended a long drought of anything MBV related.
Watch the restored music video for ‘you made me realise’ below.