My Bloody Valentine may be about to release new material in 2018.
Any potential new material would follow My Bloody Valentine’s long-delayed third studio album, m b v, which was released on in 2013, 22 years after the release of their last full-length album.
It has been revealed that Kevin Shields, the mastermind behind the band, will be performing at Norður og Niður, Sigur Ros’ upcoming festival in Iceland. In the description for Shield’s bio on the site, it states that he is: “currently finishing an all analog vinyl version of Loveless and Isn’t Anything and is also working on material for a new My Bloody Valentine album to be released in 2018.”
Following the release of 2013’s record, Shields told fans that “the main plan for next year is to make a new record.” Despite the promise, My Bloody Valentine fans remained sceptical until Shields again confirmed his plans: “They were also skeptical that we would ever release this record, or play another gig,” he said. “Skepticism is only a time-based reality, and as an ultimate reality, it’s always wrong, because everything always happens. It’s semantics. Musically, I just think in terms of what’s next. There’s a lot of things I’ve always dreamed of doing, and I hope I get to them before I get too deaf.”
It’s happening. It’s actually happening.