- 31 Mar 21
Formed in Dublin in 1983, My Bloody Valentine – the quartet of Bilinda Butcher, Kevin Shields, Deb Googe and Colm Ó Cíosóig – are widely revered as one of the most ground-breaking and influential groups of the past forty years.
Irish-English alternative rock band My Bloody Valentine have confirmed that they are working on two new albums after signing with Domino Records.
The indie group’s back catalogue was finally made available to listen to via streaming services today under the new record deal, which will also bring new physical editions of their past three records as well as EP material.
Isn't Anything (1988) and loveless (1991) have been mastered fully from analogue for deluxe LPs, and also mastered from new hi-res uncompressed digital sources for standard LPs – with each being made available widely for the first time ever. Fully analogue cuts of m b v (2013) will also be available on deluxe and standard LPs globally for the first time.
During a new interview with The New York Times today, Kevin Shields said the band were currently at work on two new studio efforts for Domino. He told the publication that the first album would contain “warm and melodic” material, while the second would be more experimental.
Bilinda Butcher suggested that the recording of the albums could be completed by the end of 2021, with Shields explaining that the group may look into working remotely due to potential COVID-related setbacks.
“I don’t want to be 70-something wanting to make the next record after 2013’s mbv. I think it’d be cooler to make one now,” Shields explained.
Shields also commented back in 2018 that My Bloody Valentine would release two new albums the following year, but the project unfortunately didn't materialise. Hopefully, signing with Domino Records will give the band the last push needed to release new music.
The group took 22 years to record the follow-up to their seminal second album Loveless, with mbv arriving in 2013. MBV performed untitled new material live at Meltdown Festival 2018.
Pre-order the physical editions of Isn’t Anything, loveless, ep’s 1988-1991 and rare tracks, and m b v here.