The improbable has happened: Kevin Shields, the erstwhile frontman for My Bloody Valentine, has announced the band has regrouped and is readying a release for before the end of the year.
In a multi-part interview at Soft Focus, Shields confirms the reunion speculation that diehard fans have been talking about for months.
I pretty much know what the one thatâ€™s going to come out this year is going to sound like because its already pretty much 3/4â€™s done alreadyâ€¦it sounds like what we sounded like â€“ different but not radically different. People will go, “Yeah, it sounds like My Bloody Valentine.
Specifics of the release(s) remain sketchy, as MBV currently has no contract with any label. However, the band has announced the first three dates of their reunion tour: The Roundhouse in London on June 20th, The Apollo in Manchester on June 28th, and the Barrowland in Glasgow on July 2nd. Tickets can be purchased at See Tickets starting this Friday. English readers: that vibe you’re sensing is jealousy.
Any further reporting delves into rumor, but talk continues regarding further dates for the band, including a dare-to-dream headlining slot at Coachella. Will it happen? Who knows? Who thought even this much was possible?