My Bloody Valentine have uploaded their long-awaited new album on YouTube – scroll to the bottom of the page and click to begin listening.
The nine-track follow-up to 1991’s ‘Loveless’, titled ‘mbv’, was released at midnight (GMT) on the evening of February 2 via a brand new website for the band. Shortly after, they posted all nine tracks on YouTube.
The album is sold as a download only, CD and download or as a 180g vinyl, CD and download package. The vinyl and CD packages will be posted within three weeks of purchase date, but the download is immediate.
The tracklisting for ‘mbv’ is
‘she found now’
‘who sees you’
‘is this and yes’
‘if i am’
‘in another way’
Speaking to NME at the beginning of November, frontman Kevin Shields said of the new album: “I think with this record, people who like us will immediately connect with something. Based on the very, very few people who’ve heard stuff – some engineers, the band, and that’s about it – some people think it’s stranger than ‘Loveless’. I don’t. I feel like it really frees us up, and in the bigger picture it’s 100 per cent necessary.”
The band will head out on a UK tour in March. The UK dates will follow a series of six gigs in Japan and four dates in Australia, all taking place this month. The band are also confirmed to headline the 60,000 capacity Tokyo Rocks festival in May and will also play Primavera Sound in Barcelona.
My Bloody Valentine will play:
Birmingham O2 Academy (March 8)
Glasgow Barrowlands (March 9)
Manchester Apollo (10)
London Hammersmith Apollo (12, 13)