My Bloody Valentine debuted a new, untitled track during their performance at Meltdown Festival last night (June 23).
The band are currently embarking on their summer headline tour, which sees them tour the US, as well as play a few festivals, including Japan’s Sonic Mania festival, Denmark’s Roskilde festival and last night’s Meltdown Festival.
Earlier this year (April 30), they announced plans to release two new EPs. It’s not been confirmed whether the as-yet-untitled track performed last night will appear on the EPs. You can see some fan-filmed footage of the performance below, as well as a bootleg recording.
The band also treated Meltdown attendees to a rare live performance of the Loveless track ‘What You Want’.
Speaking of the new EPs back in April, Kevin Shields told Sound On Sound magazine one of the EPs will be released this summer, with a second one to follow in spring 2019. Shields also said he wants to make a double-album version of ‘Loveless’ available.
Shields previously said the group had begun recording analogue last summer.
“We only really got backing track stuff done, drums and stuff,” he said. “And then I’ve only really got into it, now, essentially because I’m not making an album in the way I would normally make an album, which is a self-contained thing.
“It’s more like I’m making an EP, but I don’t want to be constrained to four songs or a certain length or anything,” he continued. “It’s really an EP, but it’s a sprawling EP. I’m going to do a couple of them before I do an album.”
He also added that the band would “start introducing new ideas” into their live set at shows this summer. “I just want to mix it up a bit and get away from my ‘every 22 years make an album and then tour and disappear for five years’,” he said.