Kevin Shields: ‘I’m working on new My Bloody Valentine material’

The alternative rock band last released an album, 'Loveless', in 1991

My Bloody Valentine are currently working on a brand new album, according to the band’s vocalist and guitarist Kevin Shields.

The cult alternative rock band haven’t released any new material since 1991’s Loveless’, which followed their 1988 debut ‘Isn’t Anything’. Shields revealed the news in an interview with Pitchfork but admitted he couldn’t say much about the new release apart from that “I need to finish it!”

He added that the new album was based on a record that he started making in the 1990s. He said: “I’m just finishing a record that I had started in the ’90s. It was going to be, like, the next record.”

He continued: “I’ve always said that we were always going to make a record again. You never know, we might finish it really quickly, and it might be up in a few months! I tend to work really quickly, suddenly, and I might be willing to do that right now. We’ll see!”

Last autumn Shields launched a new record label, but denied he would be using it 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 an EP by her band Le Volume Courbe. Speaking to NME at the time, Shields said: “I was like ‘I’ll just get rid of a few pedals that I’ve had lying around for 10 years and we’ll start a label’.”

My Bloody Valentine will put out a trio of re-issues on May 7. Remastered versions of ‘Isn’t Anything’ and ‘Loveless’ will go on sale, as well as ‘EP’s 1988-1991’, a new compilation made up of the band’s four EP releases on Creation Records – ‘Feed Me With Your Kiss’, ‘You Made Me Realise’, ‘Glider’, ‘Tremolo’ and seven other rare tracks.