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May 30th, 2017: THE FORUM IS DOWN AGAIN! I may have to move to a new server now or upgrade to another new version of the forumS




Augus 10, 2016 People’s History of Pop documentary to feature MBV

"We’re currently crowdsourcing for Episode 4, which will feature My Bloody Valentine . We want fans to send in their memories and artefacts relating to their experiences of MBV’s music, their gigs and albums."

Have anything to contribute? Here are the instructions.

The way to upload to the site is quite simple. You just need to register at Historypin on the page : HERE

- Press 'Join' in the top right hand corner. - Once you're logged in, to upload you press 'add your stuff to People's History of Pop' and follow the instructions from there. Just take a photo of your items to upload them. - There are also some tips on uploading here http://phop.co.uk/get-started/

March 11, 2014 'To Here Knows When/Web (Come in Alone)' featured on Pitchfork.

'To Here Knows When/Web (Come in Alone)' was recently featured on Pitchfork in an article titled, "A Very Long Hiatus: What Websites Devoted to Cibo Matto, My Bloody Valentine, and TLC Say About Fandom". Check it out here! Thanks Pitchfork and Christina Lee!

October 1, 2013 US tour part 2

11-01 St. Paul, MN - Roy Wilkins Auditorium
11-03 Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
11-05 Toronto, Ontario - The Kool Haus
11-06 Montreal, Quebec - Metropolis
11-07 Boston, MA - House of Blues
11-09 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
11-11-12 New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom

February 22, 2013 'm b v' has shipped!

Fans are already starting to receive copies. The new album is now being carried other places other than the bands site.

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February 2, 2013 'm b v' release new album!

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The album is exclusively available from mybloodyvalentine.org

The New album is called m b v

1. she found now
2. only tomorrow
3. who sees you
4. is this and yes
5. if i am
6. new you
7. in another way
8. nothing is
9. wonder 2

The album is exclusively available from mybloodyvalentine.org from 3pm GMT Sat Feb 02 2013.

The album will be available in three formats:
Download only
cd/download
180g vinyl/cd/download

All formats will be on sale from 3pm today, the download will be immediate, the vinyl and cd will be posted to all purchasers within 3 weeks of purchase date. 


the download is available in 3 formats: 

16bit 44.1 K WAV file (cd quality)
320kbps MP3
24 96k WAV file

The album is exclusively available from mybloodyvalentine.org from 3pm GMT Sat Feb 02 2013.



my bloody valentine are playing the following shows:
03/02/2013  Korea /Seoul - AX hall 
05/02/2013  Japan/Osaka - Hatch
06/02/2013  Japan/Osaka - Hatch
07/02/2013  Japan/Tokyo - Studio Coast
08/02/2013  Japan/Tokyo - Studio Coast
10/02/2013  Japan/Tokyo  - Studio Coast
13/02/2013  Taiwan/Taipei - Taida Gym
16/02/2013  Australia/Melbourne - ATP Festival
18/02/2013  Australia/Sydney - Enmore
20/02/2013  Australia/Brisbane - Tivoli
22/02/2013  Australia/Melbourne - Palace Teatre

08/03/2013  UK/Birmingham - Academy
09/03/2013  UK/Glasgow - Barrowlands
10/03/2013  UK/Manchester - Apollo
12/03/2013  UK/London - Hammersmith Apollo
13/03/2013  UK/London - Hammersmith Apollo

11/05/2013  Japan/Tokyo - Tokyo Rocks Festival
25/05/2013  Spain/Barcelona - Primavera Festival

The album is exclusively available from mybloodyvalentine.org from 3pm GMT Sat Feb 02 2013.

Official MBV sites
mybloodyvalentine.org
Facebook
Twitter
You Tube
My Space


January 15, 2013 Warm-up gig announced

The band will play a warm-up gig on Sunday, January 27th @ Electric Brixton in London. The band has also added a new UK date, March 08 Birminghamn O2 Academy. Tickets go on sale Friday, 18th Jan at 9am We Got Tickets Seetickets


December 24, 2012 New album finished

According to a twitter post from the engineer of the new album, they just finished the album at 3.32 am on December 22nd. So the release date of Decemeber is still possible, though unlikely


December 17, 2012 2013 UK Dates announced

Tickets are on sale now!


March 08 Birminghamn O2 Academy (Tickets go on sale Friday, 18th Jan at 9am)
March 09 Glasgow, Scotland - Barrowlands (SOLD OUT)
March 10 Manchester, England - Apollo
March 12 London, England - Hammersmith Apollo (SOLD OUT)
March 13 London, England - Hammersmith Apollo

Hear are the Japan dates

February 6, Osaka, Japan - The Hatch
February 7, Tokyo, Japan - Studio Coast
February, 8 Tokyo, Japan - Studio Coast


December 16, 2012 New Domain launched!

Welcome to the new domain for To Here Knows Web/When (Come in Alone). The forum short be up and running at this new domain soon!.


November 21, 2012 Beautiful Noise, the shoegaze documentary

This has been in the works for 8 years. Eric Green, the film's writer and director has started a Kickstarter campaign to finance distruition and song clearance fees. The film features, My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus and Mary Chain and Cocteau Twins, but many other bands are featured. He needs $75,000 by December 15th.




New Album, "Weirder than Loveless"

The new Valentines album is due for release sometime in Decemebr of 2012. There will be a new EP released 2013. Some people who have heard it say it sounds weirder than LoveLess! Although Kevin doesn't agree. It will be available digitally from the official Valentines site. No word on a physical release as of yet.

Here is the full article


June 5, 2012 More new album news

A new album and EP will be released this according to NME. Kevin says it's influenced by The Beach Boys Here is the full article


April 8, 2012 Kevin sheds light on new album

"It's not going to sound like Loveless where it's like looking into another world," he said "More like Isn't Anything, where it seems to be of this world, but with one foot in another world. The songs on Loveless had more in common with folk-blues music to me, just a verse and an instrumental passage, circular. The new songs are more... sometimes it's just that, and sometimes it's songs that have one verse, then a musical part, then something that's totally different. More elongated... and more raw. A lot of the guitars are very aggressive."
Read full interview HERE

Manufacturing errors and disc confusion?

Another critical error is in the "1/2 inch analogue tape" remaster: there is an ugly digital transfer glitch approximately 2:46 into "What You Want", during the "I do, I do..." bit. It's prominent and ugly, audible (yuck! through headphones) and visible in a spectral view. This error was also present in the 2008 leak of the analogue tape variant, so Kevin/Sony has had (at least) 4 years to fix this.
Apparently the Loveless remasters are mislabeled as well according to this review. Read this blog review for more information about the remasters.

UPDATE: It seems only some people are experiencing the glitch on cd1 on 'what you want'. So i'm not sure how wide spread the problem is.

May 7, 2012 New interview with Kevin

Check out this new Pitchfork Interview with Kevin about the remasters.


April 24, 2012 New album and EP

According to the new Mojo magazine, Kevin talks about how when he went back and listened to all the abandoned stuff, that he realised that it was all way better than the "unreleased" out-takes on the new compilation, and that it would be madness not to finish them! He also confirmed that there are 9 tracks on the new record that he's working on and a new EP is to be recorded and released as soon as possible. (Full article coming soon)


March 28, 2012 Yes, promo copies have been sent out

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These aren't mine so, please don't ask for a copy, someone on the forum got them



March 23, 2012 Official Press Release

My Bloody Valentine

Announce details of the release of re-mastered versions of their two classic albums and a brand new compilation of EPs and previously un-released tracks.

My Bloody Valentine have announced details of the release of a trio of re-issues on Monday May 7th 2012 through Sony Commercial Music Group.

They will release their 2 full-length studio albums, Isn't Anything and Loveless, plus EP's 1988-1991, a brand new compilation which draws together their 4 EP releases, Feed Me With Your Kiss, You Made Me Realise, Glider and Tremolo alongside 7 additional rare and previously un-released tracks.

The original studio albums have been painstakingly re-mastered by Kevin Shields at Metropolis Studios in London and Loveless comes as a 2-disc set featuring a previous re-mastering from original analogue tapes, completed by Kevin Shields but never released.

Alongside their EPs, the compilation album features a mixture of rare and unavailable and previously unreleased tracks.

My Bloody Valentine remain one of the most unique and thrilling bands of the last 25 years. Sonic pioneers, they stood alone in the late 80s / early 90s, their two albums sounded like nothing that had gone before. Loveless in particular was a breathtaking piece of work exploring the outer reaches of a guitar's capabilities Ð it's no surprise that 20 years later the album is still influencing a new generation of musicians from The Horrors to Radiohead.

Isn't Anything, released on Creation Records in November 1988, was My Bloody Valentine's debut long-player. Formed in Dublin in 1983, prior to Isn't Anything they had released a number of EPs and mini-albums. The album was preceded by You Made Me Realise, an EP which gave some indication of the avant-garde musical direction of the album, which, on release, was heralded as peerless.

Isn't Anything was Recorded in Wales over a two-week period in the late spring of 1988 and produced by the band and following some personnel changes it featured the line-up of Kevin Shields (guitar, vocals), Bilinda Butcher (guitars / vocals), Colm O Coisoig (drums) and Debbie Googe (bass) which would go on to record and release Loveless 3 years later.

Their second album, Loveless, was released in November 1991. Recorded over a two-year period between 1989 and 1991, the album's gestation was long and complex with numerous studios and engineers used, yet on its eventual release it was soon apparent My Bloody Valentine had released a hugely innovative, original and definitive album, the legacy of which still resonates today.

My Bloody Valentine played a number of shows in 2008, their first in a number of years, including performances at the Roskilde, Benicassim, Electric Picnic, Fuji Rock and Bestival festivals and in 2009 they curated the All Tomorrows Parties ÔNightmare Before Christmas' event.

[Ed: As of right now, a vinyl edition is not planned for release at this time, but I was told to "watch this space"]

The track listings of the albums are as follows:

ISN'T ANYTHING
1. Soft As Snow (But Warm Inside)
2. Lose My Breath
3. Cupid Come
4. (When You Wake) You're Still In A Dream
5. No More Sorry
6. All I Need
7. Feed Me With Your Kiss
8. Sueisfine
9. Several Girls Galore
10. You Never Should
11. Nothing Much To Lose
12. I Can See It (But I Can't Feel It)

LOVELESS
Disc 2 - Mastered from original 1/2" inch analogue tapes
1. Only Shallow
2. Loomer
3. Touched
4. To here Knows When
5. When You Sleep
6. I Only Said
7. Come In Alone
8. Sometimes
9. Blown A Wish
10. What You Know
11. Soon

Disc 1 - Re-master from original tape
1. Only Shallow
2. Loomer
3. Touched
4. To here Knows When
5. When You Sleep
6. I Only Said
7. Come In Alone
8. Sometimes
9. Blown A Wish
10. What You Know
11. Soon

EP's 1988-1991

Disc 1
1. You Made Me Realise (from You Made Me Realise EP)
2. Slow (from You Made Me Realise EP)
3. Thorn (from You Made Me Realise EP)
4. Cigarette In Your Bed (from You Made Me Realise EP)
5. Drive It All Over Me (from You Made Me Realise EP)
6. Feed Me With Your Kiss (from Feed Me With Your Kiss EP)
7. I Believe (from Feed Me With Your Kiss EP)
8. Emptiness Inside (from Feed Me With Your Kiss EP)
9. I Need No Trust (from Feed Me With Your Kiss EP)
10. Glider (from Glider EP)
11. Soon (from Glider EP)
12. Don't Ask Why (from Glider EP)
13. Off Your Face (from Glider EP)

Disc 2
1. To Here Knows When (from Tremolo EP)
2. Swallow (from Tremolo EP)
3. Honey Power (from Tremolo EP)
4. Moon Song (from Tremolo EP)
5. Instrumental no. 2 (distributed on a free 7" with the first 5000 Isn't Anything LPs)
6. Instrumental no.1 (distributed on a free 7" with the first 5000 Isn't Anything LPs)
7. Glider (full length version) (B side on the Soon (The Andrew Weatherall Mix) 12")
8. Sugar (promo only B-Side on Only Shallow LP, France only)
9. Angel (previously unreleased) [Ed: aka Bilinda song]
10. Good For You (previously unreleased) [Ed: aka Cowboy song]
11. How Do You Do It (previously unreleased)

Courtesy of Sony Records



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March 22, 2012 Reissues finally seeing the light of day!
Promo cds were issued 4 years ago and the remasters have done the rounds on file sharing sites, but they are to finally be released on May 7th of this year. Sadly, they aren't exactly as revealed all those years ago. For instance, no DVD of the videos and some of the unreleased songs aren't going to be officially released now it seems. Here is the tracklisting of the singles comps
Disc 1
EP's 1988-1991 'You Made Me Realise' (from You Made Me Realise EP)
'Slow' (from You Made Me Realise EP)
'Thorn' (from You Made Me Realise EP)
'Cigarette In Your Bed' (from You Made Me Realise EP)
'Drive It All Over Me' (from You Made Me Realise EP)
'Feed Me With Your Kiss' (from Feed Me With Your Kiss EP)
'I Believe' (from Feed Me With Your Kiss EP)
'Emptiness Inside' (from Feed Me With Your Kiss EP)
'I Need No Trust' (from Feed Me With Your Kiss EP)
'Soon' (from Glider EP)
'Don't Ask Why' (from Glider EP)
'Off Your Face' (from Glider EP)

Disc 2
'To Here Knows When' (from Tremolo EP)
'Swallow' (from Tremolo EP)
'Honey Power' (from Tremolo EP)
'Moon Song' (from Tremolo EP)
'Instrumental no. 2' (distributed on a free 7" with the first 5000 Isn't Anything LPs)
'Instrumental no.1' (distributed on a free 7" with the first 5000 Isn't Anything LPs)
'Glider' (full length version,b-side on the 'Soon' (The Andrew Weatherall Mix) 12")
'Sugar' (promo only B-Side on Only Shallow LP, France only)
'Angel' (previously unreleased)
'Good For You' (previously unreleased)
'How Do You Do It' (previously unreleased)




December 2011, 2011 Your Fan Photos Needed for a book!
i can't disclose more than this but a party that contacted me said they need your help.....they need "fan photos taken of the band between 1988 and 1992 for use in a book that we will look to release next year". You will be credited.

PLEASE email them to me at jeff (@) mybloodyvalentine (.) net. Be sure to include your name to receive proper credit.


October 15, 2011 Kevin Shields starts his own record label
It's excellent to see La Volume Courbe's Charlotte Marionneau back releasing music after almost four years absence and there's no doubt this EP provides an interesting development in a promising career. The ever-modest Frenchwoman has set up a new label, Pickpocket Records, with none other than My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields to distribute the new material. In an interview with Marionneau in 2007 while promoting her last release, Freight Train, she told me working Shields and Hope Sandoval - a connection brokered by former Creation and Poptones boss Alan McGee - rovided a wealth of ideas to work on. Here, Marionneau appears more melancholic than her previous work - released on Honest Jons and Trouble Records - with a dreamy, fragile touch to each of the four tracks. Her broken English proves endearing while there's a vulnerability ("thank you for everything that you do" on I Love the Living You) that underlines each track.

The pick of the bunch is Lazy which has a catchy "you're crazy and lazy, you know how much I love you" refrain and is punctured intermittently with short busts of heavy riffing, strangely thrilling in their bizarre juxtaposition. Elsewhere there's beautiful violin, a track that featured as the closing track in Nick Moran's film The Kid last year and artwork which features Belgian surrealist Paul Nouge's La Bras Revelateur. Plenty to enjoy here. Source: Shadowplay Fanzine

January 17, 2010 IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT FACEBOOK FROM BILINDA
Bilinda Butcher would like to point out that she doesn't have a Facebook page. The person who is pretending to be Bilinda Jayne Butcher isn't her, nor are any of the other Bilinda Butchers online. Bilinda isn't a member of any social networking sites. If they could all stop pretending to be her she would appreciate it.






November 1, 2010 ud logo

Creation 'Upside Down' movie


The movie features Oasis, My Bloody Valentine, Ride, Primal Scream, Jesus And Mary Chain, Teenage Fanclub, The House of Love...you name it they are there.

The movie has already been screened to huge critical acclaim in the UK at the London Film Festival. It premeirs in Europe on November 2nd. Check out Upside Down website for more information, reviews etc.


December 24, 2009 Nightmare Before Christmas
For updates about how the shows went, check out the forum on this site.



July 15, 2009 MBV to curate ATP's Nightmare Before Christmas


nightmare

Info and Tickets

After the enormous success of last year?s sold out and mind-blowing UK tour and a brilliant turn as the inaugural curators for ATP New York, we are very pleased to announce that the curators for ATP: Nightmare Before Christmas, 2009 will be: MY BLOODY VALENTINE!

The event will take place at Butlins Holiday Resort in Minehead, England from December 4th - 6th, 2009.

So far the lineup looks like this:

My Bloody Valentine
Sonic Youth
De La Soul
EPMD
Sun Ra Arkestra
The Horrors
Buzzcocks
Spectrum
Fucked Up
Le Volume Courbe
The Wounded Knees
The Pastels
Lilys
Witch
J Mascis & The Fog
A Place To Bury Strangers
Bob Mould
Swervedriver
Dirty Three

Tickets are £150 for room only accommodation and £160 for self-catering accommodation.

ABOUT THE VENUE

Butlins, Minehead looks out across a superb sandy beach. The site is equipped with a supermarket, newsagent, cash points and restaurants. Onsite facilities include a cinema, Splash Water World - a sub-tropical environment that has a huge wave pool, a swimming pool, 3 flumes and also a flume based raft ride - Ten-pin bowling and amusement arcade. Sports include Archery, Football, Basketball, Darts, Petanque, Fencing, Kwik Cricket, Netball, Rounders, Table Tennis, Outdoor Bowls and Crazy Golf.

Room Only accommodation is available in 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 berths and offers either double, single or bunk beds with private bathroom and TV, but no kitchen facilities or lounge, more like a hotel room. (£150 + booking fee per ticket)

Self Catering accommodation is available in 4, 6 and 7 berths and offers private bathroom, full kitchen facilities and separate lounge area with TV. (£160 + booking fee per ticket)



18 March 2009 MBV to play Coachella and tour US again

Only a few dates so far, hopefully they will add more.



MBV are also playing the following European dates: Primavera Sound '09 Festival (Spain) May 28-30
Way Out West Festival (Sweden) August 14-15
October 14 2008MBV Reissues delayed again!
Loveless and Isn't anything now out January 26, 2009.



10 June 2008MBV feature in Uncut
There is a MBV feature in the June issue of Uncut. On newsstands now in the UK.





9 June 2008'Secret' rehearsal shows announced
MBV will play 2 'Secret' rehearsal shows this weekend. Tickets are on sale now.
Jun 13 2008 8:00P - ICA - (warm up rehearsal) LONDON, London and South East
Jun 14 2008 8:00P - ICA - (warm up rehearsal) LONDON, London and South East

23 May 2008 More tickets for Roundhouse released
150 more tickets have been released for each MBV performance at the Roundhouse in June.



19 May 2008 Boxset Postponed Indefinately(?)
According this article yes.

"The following day, a representative from Sony (who now possess the band's back catalogue) emailed to ask if I would write the sleevenotes for a very imminent My Bloody Valentine box set featuring Shields's remastered versions of Isn't Anything and Loveless, as well as all the songs that appeared on their now hard-to-find EPs and several unreleased tracks. An interview was scheduled for the following week as soon as Shields had approved the CD artwork. I am still waiting. In the meantime, the release of the box set has been postponed indefinitely."

Read full article about MBV Here



15 May 2008 News on the remasters and Japan only boxset
This is getting confusing, make of it what you will. Anyone who has pre-ordered the Japanese only boxset from hmv.co.jp, recently received an email saying the box set has been delayed. The boxset is apparently no longer available for order, although this link has been mysteriously found, even though it doesn't show up in the search results any longer. A new member on the forum who says he is close to the band, says the Japanese only box set is happening. I've asked MBV management and they can't confirm the status of it as Kevin is busy with rehersals and getting 'The Coral Sea' CD out.

The remasters of 'Isn't Anything" and "Loveless' are due for release on June 16th in the UK. Here is the press release. The remastered albums will be released on vinyl as well. No word yet on a digital release date.

The Japanese boxset has the catalog number of (SICP-1851). For those of you you who think the boxset is bogus, it did appear on the Sony Japn site briefly. Here is a screen capture from the Google's cache (coming soon..i hope). You will notice that 'Loveless' doesn't include the 2nd remastered version. Here is the complete tracklisting as I suspect it will be if or ever it's released:

DISC 1
Soft As Snow (But Warm Inside)
Lose My Breath
Cupid Come
You're Still In A Dream, (When You Wake)
No More Sorry
All I Need
Feed Me With Your Kiss
Sueisfine
Several Girls Galore
You Never Should
Nothing Much To Lose
I Can't See It (But I Can't Feel It)

DISC 2
Only Shallow
Loomer
Touched
To Here Knows When
When You Sleep
I Only Said
Come In Alone
Sometimes
Blown A Wish
What You Want
Soon

DISC 3
01 You Made Me Realise
02 Slow
03 Thorn
04 Cigarette In Your Bed
05 Drive It All Over Me
06 Feed Me With Your Kiss
07 I Believe
08 Emptiness Inside
09 I Need No Trust
10 Soon
11 Glider
12 Don't Ask Why
13 Off Your Face
14 To Here Knows When
15 Swallow
16 Honey Power
17 Moon Song

DISC 4 - Unreleased
01 Instrumental #2
02 Instrumental #1
03 Cowboy Song
04 Good For You
05 Sugar
06 Kevin Song
07 Belinda Song
08 Glider (Long)

DISC 5 - DVD with videos
You Made Me Realise
Swallow
Feed Me With Your Kiss
Only Shallow
To Hear Knows When
Soon

Now if this isn't confusing enough already. cdjapan.co.jp recently listed 'Isn't Anything" and "Loveless' limited remasters in cardboard sleeves but they have mysteriously vanished now but here is the info they had:

Isn't Anything [Cardboard Sleeve] [limited Release]
My Bloody Valentine
Catalog No.: SICP-1887
Format: CD
Number of discs (or other units): 2
Release Date: 2008/07/02
Price: 2700yen (2835yen Tax incl.)
[US$ 25.40] Change Currency
F.S. Points: 81 points
Item weight: 120 g
Availability: Usually ships on the release date

MY BLOODY VALENTINE (Artist)

Description
Japan-only cardboard sleeve reissue from My Bloody Valentine featuring digital remastering from 2008 and bonus disc with rare-hard to find singles chosen from those included with the "My Bloody Valentine Complete Box" (Item# SICP-1851) (details subject to change). Part of a two-album My Bloody Valentine cardboard sleeve reissue series featuring the albums "Isn't Anything" and "Loveless."


Loveless [Cardboard Sleeve] [limited Release]
My Bloody Valentine
Catalog No.: SICP-1889
Format: CD
Number of discs (or other units): 2
Release Date: 2008/07/02
Price: 2700yen (2835yen Tax incl.)
[US$ 25.40] Change Currency
F.S. Points: 81 points
Item weight: 120 g
Availability: Usually ships on the release date

MY BLOODY VALENTINE (Artist)

Description
Japan-only cardboard sleeve reissue from My Bloody Valentine featuring digital remastering from 2008 and bonus disc with rare-hard to find singles chosen from those included with the "My Bloody Valentine Complete Box" (Item# SICP-1851) (details subject to change). Part of a two-album My Bloody Valentine cardboard sleeve reissue series featuring the albums "Isn't Anything" and "Loveless."

It's also strange that the 'Glider' remix single isn't included on any of these releases. Will they be included on another disc of rarities to be released in the more distant future?

Is it possible that too many people from around the world have ordered the limited Japanese only box set and Sony decided to cancel it's release? Only time will tell. It's never easy being a My Bloody Valentine fan.

ps. i hope this all makes sense it's late and I'm very tired.


7 May 2008 More US dates announced
09-22 New York, NY - Roseland
09-23 New York, NY - Roseland
09-25 Toronto, Ontario - Ricoh
09-27 Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
09-30 San Francisco, CA - The Concourse
10-01 Los Angeles, CA - Santa Monica Civic
10-02 Los Angeles, CA - Santa Monica Civic

Tickets go on sale very soon. Check ticketbastard.


More album remasters news
According to Pitchfork...
the only two MBV albums that matter (This Is Your Bloody Valentine was practically an EP anyway) will hit UK shops June 16 in newly remastered formats. While the Isn't Anything remaster spans only one disc, the Loveless one comes as a double-disc: the first disc remastered from both DAT (digital audio tape) and analogue tape, and the second remastered from just analogue tape. No needless bonus cuts or anything, just two gems in all their pristine, self-contained glory.

Vinyl editions of these remasters are expected to follow in the UK, and the Sony BMG rep suggests the band and label are mulling "other possible releases for later in the year."



26 April 2008 Kevin's Radiohead remix?
Did Kevin remix Radiohead's 'Nude'? The remix is titled 'Nude - (Midnight Strong Heart Society)' You be the the judge...


25 April 2008 The Coral Sea coming to CD
Patti Smith and Kevin Shields' live collaboration on "The Coral Sea" will finally see the light of day this summer, when it comes out as a 2CD set on their own PASK label.

The album, released on July 11, features two live performances from June 22, 2005 and September 12, 2006, both at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall. They both feature Smith creating a spoken-word performance from her 1996 book "The Coral Sea", a homage to her close friend and legendary photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

Shields provides an instrumental backing to Smith's performance, using guitar and his legendary array of effects. The two shows are said to have a "different stylistic approach". The album lasts nearly two hours in total.

It is not known whether Smith and Shields will collaborate together again. The release coincides with Shields finally reactivating My Bloody Valentine for a series of live and festival dates starting this June.

Source: Uncut

Kevin to guest on forthcoming Gemma Hayes album
Kevin Shields guests on Hayes' Gemma Hayes upcoming album, "The Hollow of Morning," due May 2 in Ireland and May 5 in England.

Source: Billboard

MBV to curate ATP USA
On the weekend of September 19-21, My Bloody Valentine will perform in the United States for the first time in 16 years. The occasion? ATP New York, the new American branch of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival. It will take place at Kutshers Country Club in Monticello, New York.

AndÉ jesusÉ as if a My Bloody Valentine headlining set wasn't enough, ATP New York unveiled just the beginning of its completely astounding 30-act lineup, curated by both MBV and ATP:

My Bloody Valentine
Built to Spill performing Perfect From Now On
Meat Puppets performing Meat Puppets II
Thurston Moore performing Psychic Hearts
Tortoise performing Millions Now Living Will Never Die
Shellac
Mogwai
Polvo
Fuck Buttons
Autolux
The Drones
Low
Wooden Shjips
Edan with Dagha
Thee Silver Mount Zion Orchestra


Source: Pitchfork

3 versions of each album to be released?
Shields, Sony Remastering My Bloody Valentine Albums?
By Eliot Van Buskirk

Two classic My Bloody Valentine albums are going under the knife in a remastering process driven by frontman Kevin Shields and Sony/BMG, according to a source familiar with the situation.

Both albums -- Isn't Anything and especially the band's seminal work Loveless -- are known for their amazing sonic characteristics, which Shields has long maintained were not the result of studio trickery, but rather simple techniques like tuning two strings to the same note.

As a result, there's quite a bit of pressure to get the remastered versions sounding perfect in advance of their re-release and the band's reunion tour this summer. One possibility, as amazing as it might seem, is that Sony/BMG will re-release three versions of each album: the original mix, a new Shields mix and a new Sony mix. Movie studios do this all the time (director's cut, unrated version) but the approach tends not to be used much with music.

The source said that Shields, who nearly bankrupted Creation Records with Loveless, is the one advocating the multiple-version approach. However, Sony/BMG might resist the idea of releasing three versions. On the other hand, the label might go for it: The approach could lead to more sales, as fans buy multiple copies of the albums they already have, eager to discover new sonic nuances. Most likely, fan consensus would then determine which was the ultimate version. My Bloody Valentine will reunite this summer for a series of U.K. shows, and in addition to remastering its two classic albums, is said to be working on new material that will not be released in a digital-only format, despite an earlier rumor to that effect. The band recently announced that it will play America, too. Tickets go on sale for the MBV-headlined New York All Tomorrow's Parties festival Friday.

[Ed: If this is true, what's the story with the box set?]

Source: Wired


20 April 2008 Japan 4cd+dvd box set!!!
Yes, this is for real this time! As of right now this is a Japan only limited edition release with Japan bonus'

My Bloody Valentine are finally returning to the music scene after a long, long 20 years!!! In addition they are coming back to Japan for the first time in 17 years, to headline the main Green Stage at Fuji Rock Festival 08. And here's in celebration of their wonderful comeback - My Bloody Valentine Complete Box Set!

The box set contains their two classic album titles "Isn't Anything" and "Loveless" remastered by Kevin Shields himself, EPs, 4 CDs of unreleased collections, and something extra for the Japanese version - a DVD of 6 video clips produced exclusively for this package, extending over 20mins!

That is not all... Other Japan-special features: all of discs 1 to 4 are in paper jacket sleeves, and English and translated lyrics sheets are inserted in "Isn't Anything" and "Loveless"! None of the hitherto versions of these two classics wasr accompanied with lyric sheets before, which makes the box set even more precious for their fans! However you should note that this box set is ABSOLUTELY LIMITED TITLE , and you'd better order NOW- it is available at 15 OFF on our site right now!

As for their upcoming new album, apparently it is almost done so if nothing happens (let's keep our fingers crossed) it will be out before the end of this year!

Contents
Disc 1 # Isn't Anything, re-mastered by Kevin Shields

Disc 2 # Loveless, re-mastered by Kevin Shields

Disc 3 # EP Collections Tracks TBA, re-mastered by Kevin Shields

Disc 4 # Unreleased Track Collections

*With a 16-paged booklet including liner notes penned by Everett True.

Japan-Only Features (TBC)

Disc 5DVD # 6 Music Video Clips for about 20mins 1. You Made Me RealiseSingle -released in Aug '88) 2. Swallow Single - released in Feb '91) 3. Feed Me With Your Kiss from "Isn't Anything") 4. Only Shallow from "Loveless" 5. To Hear Knows When from "Loveless") 6. Soon from "Loveless"

Discs 1-4 in papersleeves

Discs 1 & 2 come with original/Japanese lyrics sheets

Pre-order: hmv.co.jp. Other Japanese website have listed this release also.


15 November 07 MBV announced first shows in 16 years!
As posted on MyBloodyValentine.co.uk:

ATP Concerts are very proud to present my bloody valentine who will return to play in Summer 2008 across the UK. The band will take to three cities London, Manchester and Glasgow.

The following three dates have been announced:

Friday 20th June – London – The Roundhouse
Saturday 28th June – Manchester - Apollo
Wednesday 2nd July – Glasgow - Barrowland

Tickets go on-sale this Friday, November 16th.
Tickets for all shows will be available at www.seetickets.com
and venue box offices.  

London - The Roundhouse
A: Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH
T: 0870 389 1846
W: www.roundhouse.org.uk
£25 + booking fee

Manchester Apollo
A: Stockport Road Manchester, Lancashire, Manchester, M12 6AP
T: 0870 401 8000
W: www.carling.com/music/venue/manchester_apollo.html
£22.50 + booking fee

 

Glasgow Barrowland
A: Barrowland Ballroom, 244 Gallowgate, Glasgow, G4 OTS
T: 0141 552 4601
W: www.glasgow-barrowland.com
£22.50 + booking fee



Kevin interview on 'Soft Focus'
Kevin recently appeared on US web TV show and says the band are indeed releasing aanother album. You can here it from the horses mouth here.


New MBV album due (for real)
The album will appaarently be material that Kevin and Belinda recorded as a follow up to 'Loveless'. It's similar and not radically different than what they were doing before. Kevin plans to finish up these recording. The album will also include a couple new songs. More details soon, I just want to get this up since I'm been snoozing on adding all this news to the site.

28 August 07 MBV to play Coachella in 2008 and tour rumours
As you've all seen around the net, rumours are flying around about MBV playing Coachella in 2008 and a full world tour to follow. Kevin's manager has told me these are only rumours and gossip. Here is the original article. Kevin's manager can only confirm that Kevin is currently remastering their albums as well as the rest of the Creation Records back a catalog I would imagine because this has been rumoured lately as well.


23 August 07 Official Myspace page?
A curious thing has happened. There now appears to be an official My Bloody Valentine myspace site. It even has a link to MyBloodyValentine.co.uk. Could this be a signal that the new album and tour runours are actually true?


9 July 07 RUMOUR: New album and tour in 2008?
Several people have had a chance to run to Kevin Shields at various recent events (Meltdown, Moscow gig). Apparently Kevin told them that a new album and tour are in store for 2008. Supposedly the album is almost done. I'm hesitate to report this as the last big news that I reported was the 2 Boxset release that never happened, so take with with a grain of salt. I'm working on getting official word.

RUMOUR: Remastered Creation EP to ever see the light of day?
As if it wasn't enough news about a new album and tour, someone else says they ran into Kevin and asked him about the remastered Creation records EPs. Supposedly they are done. No release date has been announced. Again, until I can try to confirm this rumor as well, take this with a grain of salt too


5 February 07 33 1/3 Loveless Book contest winners
Congratulations to: Paul Marechal, George Lazansky, DarkSloth (Forum member), Kat@swing.be, chrisjedijane (Forum member). George, please email me with your address as your email bounced.


24 January 07 33 1/3 Loveless Book Signing
Mike McGonigal, the author of the 33 1/3 Loveless book, will be reading and signing copies of the book at Sonic Boom Records in Seattle on Feb. 8th at 7pm. It's at their "Vinyl" store, 3414 Fremont Ave. N (in the alley behind the Fremont Ave store) 206.633.BOOM


24 January 07 33 1/3 Loveless Book Competition
Continuum Books were kind enough to donate 5 copies of My Bloody Valentine's Loveless (33 1/3) for a competition in conjunction with this site. To be entered into the competition you must answer the following 3 questions correctly. Correct entries will be randomly picked. The Deadline to enter by is February 1st, 2007. Winners will be selected shortly thereafter

1. Who was My Bloody Valentine's first lead singer?
2. What pet is Kevin particularly fond of supposedly?
3. What band did Kevin play guitar live with in recent years?




5 January 07 My Bloody Valentine's Loveless (33 1/3)
My Bloody Valentine's Loveless (33 1/3) by Mike McGonigal is finally going to see the light of day. Check out the 33 1/3 Blog. In case you never got around to pre-ordering it, you still can here at Amazon.com. Here is what Amazon says about it:
My Bloody Valentine's Loveless is one of the most revered albums of the 1990s. Highly influential, shrouded in mystery, it has - so far - been an impossible album to follow up for its chief creator, Kevin Shields. Here, Mike McGonigal pieces together the often painful process behind the writing and recording of Loveless, and tries to separate fact from fiction in a story that involves (among other things) chinchillas, chicken-eating contests, countless engineers, and sleep deprivation. The result - with the help of Kevin Shields and the rest of MBV - is a fitting tribute to this remarkable record.



4 January 07 A new MBV record?
Yes, you read that correctly..and this actually appears to be true according to Kevin himself in the Jan/Feb issue of Magnet. Here is an excerpt:

A lot of people say the reason My Bloody Valentine didn't make another record is because we couldn't. That's mostly true, but not because we couldn't make another record, but because I never could be bothered to make another record unless I was really excited by it. And just by fate or whatever, that never happened. I'm quite optimistic about the future, even though experience has taught me that I'm probably just delusional. I do feel that I will make another great record. We are 100 percent going to make another My Bloody Valentine record unless we die or something. I'd feel really bad if I didn't make another record. Like, "Shit, people only got the first two chapters, but the last bit is the best bit." It's just that it's taken me such an oddly long time for that to happen. How long will that take to transpire into an actual physical record? I don't know.



10 May.05 MBV to reform?
According to an email I got from someone, they spoke to Kevin at the recent "All Tommorrow's Parties". He said he's been asked to curate the festival next year, but on one condition, he reform MBV. Kevin said he didn't really want to do this and only the coming months will he decide. But it doesn't seem too likely he told this fan.


10 May.05 Boxsets still to happen?
Also this same email as mentioned above, Kevin says the box sets may happen eventually. Albert Tramson, a close friend with Kevin tells me, that the box sets rumour were a myth but once Kevin heard about it, he thought it would be worth doing sometime. Now the mail I originally got from an apparent friend of Kevin's, did seem to have lots of details that only someone who has been close to Kevin would have known. So if Kevin can ever get over his battle with Sony, it looks as though it might happen.


10 May.05 2CD compliation is definately on.
Kevin is having problems with Sony still in regards to this. And yes there are 4 unreleased tracks, that Albert Tramson tells me are "class". This comp was orignally suposed to come out on Creation records!


10 May.05 Kevin to quit working with the scream?
Aslo this person from the same email says that Kevin said he doesn't want to work with The Scream any more because it's talking up too much of his time. it is unclear if he is working with The Scream on the new album, but I think he is from the sounds of it. I'm looking into what this means exactly.


31 July.04 'Paint a rainbow' remastered
'Paint a Rainbow' appears on a new Rough Trade compilation, 'Rough Trade Shops: Indiepop 1.' it will be released by Mute on August 23. I was just informed by Albert that the song was remastered and he believes that the rest of the songs from that ep have also been remastered. He suspect these tracks may be the first to get reissue treatment.

17 June.04 2CD compilation update
According to sources close with Kevin, he hasn't even begun working on the remastered eps! (Ed: argh!)

17 June.04 Several Interviews Galore
Several interviews have surfaced recently, check them out:
Loose Lips Sink Ships Interview
Buy Loose Lips Sink Ships here
An Interview with Kevin can also be found in the current issue of Jack Magazine


6 Apr.04 Kevin Speaks!
According to a new interview with kevin, a new My Bloody Velentine record is possible but he'd like to release a solo album first Here is the interview.

6 Apr.04 Colm sees some action
Colm is apparently working with Mazzy Star on their new album. I assume this will be out later this year. more details soon

7 Mar.04 2CD compilation details emergeb> Update:
It's due out April 21st and as of right now it's a Japan only release. Everything has been remastered.


Disc 1. EPs
You Made Me Realise
Slow
Thorn
Cigarette In Your Bed
Drive It All Over Me
Feed Me With Your Kiss
I Believe
Emptiness Inside
I Need No Trust
Soon
Glider
Don't Ask Why
Off Your Face
To Here Knows When
Swallow
Honey Power
Moon Song


DiscÊ2. Unreleased
Instrumental #2
Instrumental #1
Cowboy Song
Good For You
Sugar
Kevin Song
Belinda Song
Glider (Long)

Update: March 23. This release has been postponed, problably due to the fact that apparently Kevin just got the masters from Island. No new release date has been set.

Source: thanks to Firmament on the forum for spotting this. pre-order it at sirendisc.com, hmv.co.jp.

25 Feb.04 2CD compilation due soon
According to British magazine, Uncut, Sony are to release a 2CD compilation sometime this year. This contradicts what my reliable source told me. if you recall this reliable source said 2 box sets will be released in 2005 or 2006. So now I'm wondering how true this box set actually is.

22 Jan.04 Kevin nominated for a BAFTA
Kevin has been nominated for a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Awards) for his contribution to the soundtrack of the acclaimed movie 'Lost in translation'. Read full article at NME.com.

Also the 'Lost in Translation' director, Sofia Coppola, raves about Kevin's work here

13 Jan.04 City Girl Video
Check out the video for City Girl

13 Jan.04 More New Material from Kevin?
Kevin plans on releasing "a short album as soon as possible" according to a recent interview with Now Toronto.com. Here's an excerpt

"It makes me want to release something myself to let people know what I've been doing at home. I've never stopped writing over the years. I'm going to try to put out a short album as soon as possible."

Perhaps even better news for My Bloody Valentine fans is that a reunion hasn't been ruled out.

"I've only just gotten free and clear of my previous label deals that had me tied up with Warner and Island/Universal. This might sound strange, but to get out of it I had to leave My Bloody Valentine. So, technically, Belinda (Butcher) is still in the band, but no one other than me can use the name.

"We've always intended to make another My Bloody Valentine record together; we just needed the right spirit, and we didn't have it in us after Loveless. There's a whole aspect of My Bloody Valentine that we never really had a chance to explore."

Source: mark, hms meatloaf


10 Jan.04 My Bloody Valentine's 'Loveless' Book
David Keenan has written a short monograph on Loveless, due to be published in February 15th. Pre-order it now at Amazon.com Look here for more info

Source: Mark @ cam.ac.uk (not his real email address)


6 Jan.04 No Box Set now?
According to a post by 'Lovelee Sweet Darlene' on a Creation Records Forum there will be no box set. Instead it will be a 2CD complilation and will include 4 unreleased tracks from the Isn't Anything sessions. It will also have "Sugar" which only other CD appearance is on a french only promo CD. It will also feature all the Creation EPs songs.

Source: Lovelee Sweet Darlene


5 Jan.04 Kevin contributes to movie soundtrack
Kevin Shields has contributed to the "Lost in translation" soundtrack. It contains 4 newly written songs City Girl, Goodbye, Are you awake? and Ikebana. Also on the soundtrack is the My Bloody Valentine song, "Sometimes". The soundtrack was released in September 2003

5 Jan.04 A New MBV album?
Yes, according to a recent interview with Kevin

5 Jan.04 A New MBV Ep and Box Set?
Rumours surfaced in the summer of 2003 that Kevin Shields, Colm O'Ciosiog and Bilinda Butcher (bassist Debbie Googe is not present at the sessions) are reportedly re-recording five songs that the band abandoned for their 1989 EP Glider. The EP, released in between 1988's Isn't Anything and the group's undisputed masterpiece, the dream-pop landmark Loveless, was originally meant to be a nine-song full-length album, but the band, as usual, was took too long to record it and eventually caved to pressure from the industry and released the four finished songs as an EP.

The remaining five unfinished songs from the sessions were shelved indefinitely as the band proceeded to work on Loveless -- and with the group's breakup soon after, "indefinitely" seemed to turn into "forever" for those missing tunes. Now that could all change. The box set, which is tentatively due out this winter, is said to contain the long-awaited full version of My Bloody Valentine's Glider album, fleshed out by the new recordings. There is, however, no word yet as to what else the box set might contain, or even what label may decide to release it.

Source: Pitchfork Media


Help Kevin and the Valentines out!
The Hunt for rare my bloody valentine records
As an old friend of the band and a horder of all things mbv, I have been asked by Kevin Shields to look for information on rare, non-UK mbv records from the Creation era, specifically Isn't Anything and Loveless. The problem was that when Creation sold to Sony, small details such as who licensed what were lost, leaving the band in the dark over their own output. I have forwarded details of all the records I have traced so far and I know there's more out there, I just haven't got my hands on them or real evidence yet. There's definitely loads more releases in existence, and obviously countries generally release records on more than one format, which again provides a lot of scope. I have spent nearly 2 years on and off looking for these beauties and new records do keep appearing. So if you can, please help the band trace their back catalogue. Send any information you have to Many thanks and it will be made worth your while. Here is the list I've complied so far Here is the list I've complied so far. Luv Albert Transom. 17 July 04


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Box Set details surface
UPDATE: the box set is not happening right now. i will post more details soon. i've know about this for a while but i still get mails about this.

According to a mail I got recently from a very reliable source, there is indeed a box set coming. (Ed: I believe this one) In fact there are 2 box sets coming out, plus a DVD! Sadly they probably won't be released until late 2005 or early 2006. The Anthology will be a Island/Sire release. Contary to popular belief, Kevin's contract to Island is still valid. So apparently the news of the box set being scrapped were false. Here are the details. 12 Jan.04
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