My Bloody Valentine guitarist Kevin Shields has hinted that new material could be forthcoming from the group.
In one fell swoop, My Bloody Valentine delighted fans and ended one of the music industry's longest running jokes. 'm b v' was a terrific return - far from flawless, but displaying a typically broad range of invention on the band's first studio album in more than 20 years.
Seemingly, the band's next step could come a little sooner. Kevin Shields spoke to Pitchfork recently, insisting that My Bloody Valentine were already focussing on an EP of unreleased material. According to the guitarist the release "will come out sometime" and will contain one track which is "chord-based", one "rhythmic-based" and one similar to 'm b v ' album track 'She Found Now'.
Alongside this, Kevin Shields plans to provide analogue re-masters of both 'Isn't Anything' and 'Loveless' while another EP of entirely new tracks is said to be in the works. "The next step is to make an EP of all-new material" Shields explains. "I’m also going to re-master Loveless and Isn’t Anything and all the EPs in analog to make pure analog cuts, which has never happened before. And I hate to say this because we haven’t set it up yet, but we want to do a site where everyone who bought a record would be able to stream various other things we put up, like an old recording of when I first experimented with pitch-bending back in ‘81. People could get a clearer version of how we wound up where we did".
"It seems more mysterious based on the records that were released because it seems like we went from a Cramps/Birthday Party band, to a noisy Jesus and Mary Chain indie pop band, to what we became in ‘88. But if you hear what we did before that, you can see how we were just playing around. It’s not what it seems."
Aware of the skeptical nature fans place on his approach to time constraints, Kevin Shields insisted that skepticism "is only a time-based reality, and as an ultimate reality, it’s always wrong, because everything always happens. It’s semantics. Musically, I just think in terms of what’s next. There’s a lot of things I’ve always dreamed of doing, and I hope I get to them before I get too deaf".
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