Colm Ó Cíosóig let slip in an interview concerning his other band, Hope Sandoval And The Warm Inventions, that My Bloody Valentine has another album on the grill. Their last album, m b v, came out in 2013. Kevin Shields released information about the album in the promo materials for Sigūr Rós’ music festival. The band stirred from its usual quietness when it announced the releases of vinyl editions of Loveless and Isn’t Anything. Shields released a collaboration with Brian Eno that stereogum.com named its favorite song of the week. Everything came into relief when Cíosóig mentioned the album in that Hope Sandoval And The Warm Inventions interview.
When asked about the prospect of a new album, he responded, “I’ve been working on that preceding this tour, and I’m going to go back and work on that once the tour is done. It’s in the making.”
My Bloody Valentine disbanded in 1997 after switching labels and sitting on new material. Googe and Ó Cíosóig left in 1995, and the band fell apart two years later. Creation Records had to drop the group after Loveless’ expensive production costs. Critics consider the album a masterpiece and one of the best of the nineties. After switching to Island Records, the recorded lots of material that never ended up being released.
The band toured across Europe, Asia and North America in 2007 after an announcement from Shields that they’d be reuniting. m b v was long delayed in its release, and a band that’s been through as much change as My Bloody Valentine can’t always be hurried into action by their drummers’ offhand remarks, even if he is Colm Ó Cíosóig. However, it does seem like there will be an album; the question of when that will be still remains.
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