My Bloody Valentine have revealed they still hope to release material from their mythical third album, fifteen years after beginning the recordings.
Speaking to XFM about when fans could expect a new MBV record, lead guitarist and songwriter, Kevin Shields said: “Whenever I get the chance to finish it.”
“It was pretty much three quarters made in the 90s. We’ve got no label support so everything will be finished pretty much independently,” he added.
Drummer Colm O’Ciosoig said there was a good chance that fans would get to hear the lost recordings: “It’s [completion and release is] a very real possibility. There’s some good stuff. Yeah, it’s just one of those things that had to be that way I guess.”
The band began working on new material in their custom built studio in south London in 1993. Reportedly, Shields delivered up to 60 hours of unreleased music to their record label, Island, in 1999 but no finished album has ever been released.
The legendary band are midway through their five-night run of gigs at Camdens’ Roundhouse, their first live dates for 16 years. When asked what prompted the reunion, Shields said:
“We were always gonna do it so we just did. We would’ve ideally done a record first and then done some gigs in ideal world but we’re not in an ideal world.”
John Mulvey was there on Saturday night – read the Uncut Review.
The set was:
‘When You Sleep’
‘You Never Should’
(When You Wake) You’re Still in a Dream’
‘Cigarette In Your Bed’
‘I Only Said’
‘Come in Alone’
‘Nothing Much To Lose’
‘To Here Knows When’
‘Blown A Wish’
‘Feed Me With Your Kiss’
‘You Made Me Realise’
The UK tour dates are:
London Roundhouse (June 23, 24)
Manchester Apollo (28, 29)
Glasgow Barrowlands (July 2, 3)