Acclaimed Irish/English band My Bloody Valentine may release a new album in 2018 along with all analog vinyl versions of their landmark records Loveless and Isn't Anything.

A new biography about the band's enigmatic frontman Kevin Shields written ahead of his upcoming performance at Sigur Ros’s Norður og Niður festival, suggests that he is working on new material.

According to the festival website, Shields 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."

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In an interview in 2013, he said that apart from completing the analog versions, "the main plan for next year is to make a new record."

Their band, who are largely credited with kick starting the shoegaze movement of the late eighties and early nineties, released their last album, mbv, in 2013, a full 22 years after the release of Loveless.

Shields formed My Bloody Valentine with Colm O'Ciosoig in 1983, later recruiting Debbie Googe and Belinda Butcher. In their long hiatus between 1992 and 2013, Shields worked with Primal Scream, Mogwai, The Pastels and Dinosaur jr.

in 2004 he was nominated for a Bafta award for the soundtrack for Sofia Coppola's film Lost in Translation.