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My Bloody Valentine drummer responds to new album rumours, says one is “in the making”

It appears that My Bloody Valentine have been pretty busy as of late.

Over the past six weeks or so, whispers of a new album have been swirling around; Kevin Shields released a collaboration with Brian Eno, as well as announced the release of fully analog mastered 180gram vinyl reissues of Loveless and Isn’t Anything (due out in early 2018); and now MBV drummer Colm Ó Cíosóig has confirmed in an interview that a new record is “in the making”.

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My Bloody Valentine drummer Colm Ó Cíosóig has revealed in an interview that a new album “is in the making” and due out early next year.

Speaking with Boston radio station WBUR during a tour with Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval as part of her band the Warm Inventions, Cíosóig is quoted as saying in reference to a new MBV album: “I’ve been working on that preceding this [Hope Sandoval And The Warm Inventions] tour, and I’m going to go back and work on that once the tour is done. It’s in the making.” 

The article stated the album would be out next spring (Australian autumn). It would be the band’s first since 2013’s m b v.

The news comes after speculation from fans when some new merch was posted on the My Bloody Valentine official online store. As fans on Reddit note, the band’s t-shirt art is usually associated directly with that of a release.

Check out the shirt here.

Following this, a blurb on a festival website where Kevin Shields is booked to play stated that “[he] is currently finishing an all analog vinyl version of loveless and isn’t anything and is also working on material for a new my bloody valentine album to be released in 2018.” 

Keep your eyes peeled for an official announcement.

[via The Line of Best Fit]