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My Bloody Valentine’s Debbie Googe offers update on new album

on December 06, 2012, 5:27pm

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As we reported earlier today, My Bloody Valentine continue to expand their 2013 tour itinerary with dates in the UK, Australia, and Japan. But what about that new album? We haven’t heard much about the sequel to 1991’s Loveless since Kevin Shields promised its release before year’s end.

In a new interview with Drowned in Sound, bassist Debbie Googe offered a more definitive update, suggesting that it could be released any day now.”It will definitely come out as it’s pretty much finished,” Googe said. “I mean, it’s impossible to talk about time with Kevin, but in terms of percentage-wise, he’s got one more track he wants to do then that’s it. Everything else is recorded.”

Still, not even Googe, who’s been playing with Primal Scream as of late, can say for sure since she doesn’t actually play on album. “I really couldn’t [tell you what it sounds like] at all,” Googe added. “I’ve heard more of the new Primal Scream record than I have the new My Bloody Valentine one!”

As a member, though, she’s been privy to the entire process, one that’s seemingly taken longer than expected due to Shields’ persistence to tackle the bulk of the writing and instrumentation predominantly on his own.

“Most of it is stuff Kevin has done, certainly guitar wise,” Googe said. “It’s been a long process, you know. The drums have been added then taken off at least once. His brother did them at one point, then Colm [O’Ciosoig] came in and redid them. There’s some things Kevin can’t do, like the drums or Bilinda [Butcher]’s vocals, but everything else he can, and I’m certainly happy for him to do that. “I guess it would be very easy for me to take some of the credit [for My Bloody Valentine’s success], but nearly all of it is down to Kevin. He’s very single-minded.”

Googe also indicated the band are planning more shows beyond their current tour docket, but she was uncertain whether they’d play the new material live.

“We haven’t played together since ATP in 2009,” Googe said. “I’d like to think there’ll be new material in the live set. I know he doesn’t want to play the whole of the new album. One of the reasons we booked Japan and Australia first was because they’re territories we never got to play the first time around, bar the one festival, so I’d expect those sets to be very similar to the ones we’ve been playing over here and in America. But then by the time we get back here, I’d expect there to be newer songs incorporated into the set that we haven’t played live before.”

Below, consult the band’s upcoming tour schedule.

My Bloody Valentine 2013 Tour Dates:
02/06 – Osaka, JP @ The Hatch
02/07 – Tokyo, JP @ Studio Coast
02/07 – Tokyo, JP @ Studio Coast
02/16-17 – Melbourne, AU @ ATP’s I’ll Be Your Mirror Melbourne
03/09 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands
03/10 – Manchester, UK @ Apollo
03/12 – London, UK @ Hammersmith Apollo
05/11-12 – Tokyo, JP @ Tokyo Rocks Music Festival

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