Kevin Shields: 'I will make another great record'
My Bloody Valentine are set to make another album, according to leader Kevin Shields.
The band’s last LP was 1991’s ’Loveless’, while Shields’ also contributed new tracks to the Sofia Coppola-directed ’Lost In Translation’ soundtrack in 2004. He also remixed Bow Wow Wow for ‘Marie Antoinette’‘s soundtrack by the same director.
However, recently discussing the possibility of a third ‘proper’ My Bloody Valentine album, Shields said the prospects looked very positive.
“I do feel that I will make another great record,” he explained. “We are 100 per cent going to make another My Bloody Valentine record unless we die or something.”
Talking to Magnet magazine, Shields added that the delay so far had been down to a lack of inspiration.
“A lot of people say the reason My Bloody Valentine didn’t make another record is because we couldn’t,” he noted. “That’s mostly true, but not because we couldn’t make another record, but because I never could be bothered to make another record unless I was excited by it. And just by fate or whatever, that never happened.
“I’d feel really bad if I didn’t make another record. Like, ‘Shit, people only got the first two chapters, but the last bit is the best bit’.”
However the star admitted he was not sure when a new album would appear, explaining: “How long will that take to transpire into an actual physical record? I don’t know.”