It’s been a little over a year since My Bloody Valentine released their long-awaited third LP, mbv, but it looks like the band will be back with more sometime soon. In an interview with NME this week, frontman Kevin Shields revealed that the band is planning to record a new EP this fall.
“We plan on going into the studio October/November time,” said Shields, who also noted that he is “working on some new songs at the moment.”
My Bloody Valentine released mbv in February 2013, following a 22-year gap after their second album, Loveless. Even before ending that agonizing wait for the record, Shields had indicated plans to follow up the full album with a separate EP of new material.
In an interview with Pitchfork this past August, Shields spoke about the EP as well as a few other future plans: “The next step is to make an EP of all-new material,” he said. “I’m also going to re-master Loveless and Isn’t Anything and all the EPs in analog to make pure analog cuts, which has never happened before. And I hate to say this because we haven’t set it up yet, but we want to do a site where everyone who bought a record would be able to stream various other things we put up, like an old recording of when I first experimented with pitch-bending back in ‘81. People could get a clearer version of how we wound up where we did.”
In the meantime, Kevin Shields can be seen talking about the development of shoegaze music alongside members of Cocteau Twins and the Jesus and Mary Chain in the new documentary, Beautiful Noise.