Coming soon... Kevin Shields confirms My Bloody Valentine will release new album in 2018
“Oh, we one hundred percent will”, he told Pitchfork.
Earlier this week, My Bloody Valentine drummer Colm Ó Cíosóig confirmed that a new album from the band is in progress, following 2013’s long-awaited ‘m b v’. Currently on tour with his other band, the Mazzy Star offshoot Hope Sandoval And The Warm Inventions, he was asked about the prospect of a new My Bloody Valentine album by Boston NPR station WBUR.
In their questioning, the station referred to recent rumours about “a My Bloody Valentine album next spring.” Colm replied: “I’ve been working on that preceding this tour, and I’m going to go back and work on that once the tour is done. It’s in the making.”
The band’s Kevin Shields has now confirmed to Pitchfork that a new album from the shoegaze icons is set for 2018.
In the interview, Shields was asked if the band would release a new album next year. “Oh, we one hundred percent will,” he replied. “One hundred percent.”
Shields went on to describe the process of working on the record: “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.
He also went on to confirm that My Bloody Valentine will tour the album upon its release. “We’re going to play live again, he said, “so that’s always a really good way to guarantee that we’ll get the record done.”
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