Kevin Shields, the mastermind behind shoegaze pioneers My Bloody Valentine, performed a rare solo performance at Norður og Niður, a festival in Reykjavík, Iceland curated by Sigur Rós.
Shields, who very rarely plays solo but sang and played guitar in Iceland, was joined on stage by drummer Tim Herzog of Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
The My Bloody Valentine frontman confirmed this year that the band’s new record will “one hundred percent” be released next year 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.”
Now, footage has emerged of Shield’s solo performance:
Looking back on Shields’ comments about the impending new album, he said: “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.