My Bloody Valentine play new material, album due this week

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My Bloody Valentine have announced that their long-awaited new record, and follow-up to 1991′s Loveless, will drop this week.

Playing an intimate gig in London tonight (27 January) at Brixton Electric, the shoegaze group opened with a new track and reportedly made the shock announcement to the audience.

One gig-goer on Twitter wrote:

Another confirmed:

My Bloody Valentine will also play gigs in Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and London this March, having recently announced an appearance at Primavera festival.

They had previously confirmed that they’ve finished mastering their upcoming new record.

You can check the full live dates below:

March
8 – O2 Academy, Birmingham
9 – Barrowlands, Glasgow
10 – Apollo, Manchester
12 – Hammersmith Apollo, London [Buy Tickets]
13 – Hammersmith Apollo, London [Buy Tickets]

UPDATE: Footage has now surfaced of the new track played by the band.