Kevin Shields, the creative force behind My Bloody Valentine, 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 Primal Scream 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 Sofia Coppola‘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.”