Kevin Shields says fans will hear new My Bloody Valentine material by the end of 2021

The band have two albums in the pipeline for 2022.

Kevin Shields onstage

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My Bloody Valentine have plans to release successive albums next year, but will share new material by the end of 2021.

In an interview with Jakarta Post published Tuesday (18 May), guitarist Kevin Shields detailed the band’s plans for future releases, saying one of two upcoming albums will be more experimental in nature.

“I had these ideas for changing the way I write songs and expanding something in my head that I find physically difficult to do,” he said. “I couldn’t just sit with an acoustic guitar and represent these ideas, they have to do with a way of recording and playing and stuff that’s a bit different.”

Shields contrasted his new writing process against that of the band’s acclaimed second album. “That’s how I made Loveless, you know? I get really strong images about how it should be finished, how it should be represented visually and all that,” he said. “Nowadays, I try to do that less and try to stay more free.”

According to the Jakarta Post, Shields “emphasised” that fans will be hearing new material from the band by the end of 2021. And when the new albums do come out, they’ll be released “with an interval of at least six months.”

Shields also suggested that the band are keen to hit the road when lockdown restrictions for COVID-19 begin to ease.

“We’re very lucky that we have our health, so yeah, we 100 percent will be touring once we can.”

Back in March, My Bloody Valentine inked a new contract with the Domino Recording Company and made their entire catalogue available for streaming for the very first time.


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