In a new interview with Pitchfork, My Bloody Valentine leader Kevin Shields revealed that a new MBV album has been worked on, and will see a release sometime in 2018. The band hasn’t released new music since their critically acclaimed 2013 comeback album MBV (m.b.v. records).
“One hundred percent. Basically, the record started off as an EP, and I realized 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.”
On the prospect of touring behind a new release:
“We’re going to play live again, so that’s always a really good way to guarantee that we’ll get the record done..”
My Bloody Valentine is known for their genre-defining 1991 release Loveless (Creation Records) and was a forerunner of several avant-garde styles of heavy music, including shoegaze. Their live shows have been some of the loudest, heaviest on record by a band in any genre.