My Bloody Valentine Are Back
[b]Kevin Shields[/b], the creative force behind [b]My Bloody Valentine[/b], has confirmed that the band are to release a new album later this year.
Speaking to US cable TV show Soft Focus, Shields confirmed that the band were revisiting unreleased material recorded in the mid-late Nineties.
"We were making a record in the 90s around the time the band broke up in 1995... and I continued with Belinda [Butcher, the band's guitarist/vocalist]. It's going to be this 96/97 record half-finished, and then a compilation of stuff we did before than in 1993-94, and a little bit of new stuff."
Shields, who's worked intermittently with [b]Primal Scream[/b] since 1996, has barely released any of his own music since the Valentine's split. His most significant post-MBV output to date was four tracks on the soundtrack to [b]Sofia Coppola[/b]'s film, Lost In Translation, in 2003.
"I pretty much know what the one that's going to come out this year is going to sound like because it's already three-quarters done," he told Soft Focus. "It sounds like what we sounded like - different, but not radically different."