Shoegaze icons My Bloody Valentine have once again confirmed that a new album is coming next year.
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.
Not long ago Far Out Magazine reported 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.”
Now, in a new interview with Pitchfork, Shields confirmed the news: “Oh, we one hundred percent will,” he said when asked about a new record, “One hundred percent.”
“Basically, the record started off as an EP, and I realised it has to be, like, a mini-album, because it’s going to be at least 40 minutes long. So it’s going to be an album, but I don’t really know how many tracks it’s going to be. It’ll probably be seven or eight, by the looks of it.”
“We’re going to play live again, so that’s always a really good way to guarantee that we’ll get the record done,” Shields added.