My Bloody Valentine To Release New Album In 2018

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).

Shields commented:

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.