It is eight years since shoegaze legends My Bloody Valentine released their last album. The preceding album was released twenty two years before that. And yet, it seems the group will release two albums this year. Fingers crossed.
In an interview with the New York Times, bandleader Kevin Shields said, “our original plan was we would record both the albums back-to-back and then go tour on that. And that would have been this year, you know, but everything really did slow down.”
Shields also stated that one album will be “warm and melodic” while the other will be more experimental. He added, “I don’t want to give too much away because I could lay it out verbally, and then someone’s going to go, ‘That’s a really good idea.’”
He also stated that the albums should be done by the “end of the year”. Bandmate Belinda Butcher agreed saying, “I think once I can get over to Ireland it will get done very quickly as my vocals are often the last thing to be recorded.”
On top of this, the band, which signed to Domino Records, also made its entire discography available digitally today for the first time. New physical editions for each release will follow on May 21.