Well, according to Kevin Shields, who would probably know, that’s apparently the case. Shields made the comment to a heckler at a Sunday night gig in London (see video) after they played a new number, named as “Rough Song” on the setlist (which was photographed and sent around on Twitter).
“Two or three days?” That’s tomorrow. It’s only been what, 22 years since the last album? (A new MBV album was promised last year, too, so don’t hold your breath.)
The group’s warm-up gig in London was in preparation for their upcoming appearances around the UK, Japan, Australia, Primavera Sound and the Coachella festival on these shores.
Here’s MBV performing in Brixton two nights ago. Sound ain’t great, but the energy’s there.