October 29, 2011 11:25

My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields launches record label, hints at new material

Shoegazing legend has been working on 'guitar track' for possible vinyl release

My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields launches record label, hints at new material

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My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields has launched a new record label - but denied it'll be used to release new material by the band.

The reclusive musician set up the new imprint, Pickpocket, with his friend Charlotte Marionneau, initially to put out a new EP by her band Le Volume Courbe.

He explained that the London-based band were planning to put out the EP - titled 'Theodaurus Rex' - with another label, but it will now come out on their imprint on November 14.

Shields told NME:

I was like 'I'll just get rid of a few pedals that I've had lying around for ten years and we'll start a label'.


Although there are no plans to put out new material by My Bloody Valentine on the label, Shields confirmed he has been working on a new "guitar track".

"It's ten minutes of noise. We thought we could put it out as a 10-inch," Marionneau said.

My Bloody Valentine haven't released a studio album since 1991's 'Loveless'.

To read the full interview with Shields and Marionneau, pick up this week's issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands and available digitally now.

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