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And ‘expect a new album,’ says Kevin Shields.

Shoegaze titans My Bloody Valentine have announced their first live show in nearly four years, and have hinted that they’re recording a new album. The Northern Irish band will play Sonic Mania festival in Japan on 17th August, alongside Nine Inch Nails, for what will be their first show in nearly four years.

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The band’s guitarist and chief songwriter Kevin Shields has said to expect a new album from the shoegaze heroes this year, and, with their newly announced festival appearance in Japan, that news is looking more likely. When asked by Pitchfork if a new album was on the cards, Shields said:

“Oh, we one hundred percent will… Basically, the record started off as an EP, and I realized it has to be, like, a mini-album, because it’s going to be at least 40 minutes long… So it’s going to be an album, but I don’t really know how many tracks it’s going to be. It’ll probably be seven or eight, by the looks of it.”

Only Shallow.’

‘You Made Me Realise.’

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