Kevin Shields - Work Outside My Bloody Valentine

Work Outside My Bloody Valentine

Since the cessation of activity of My Bloody Valentine, Shields has found steady work remixing and producing for artists including Joy Zipper, Placebo and Yo La Tengo. After working with Primal Scream, he joined them on tour between 1999 and 2006, and had contributed to their albums XTRMNTR and Evil Heat.

Shields has produced and played on Dinosaur Jr's Hand It Over (along with Bilinda Butcher contributing vocals) and on J Mascis and the Fog's More Light. He contributed (uncredited) guitar to the Manic Street Preachers' 2001 album Know Your Enemy on the track 'Freedom Of Speech Won't Feed My Children'.

In 1999, Shields composed music, which includes "2", for the Canadian Contemporary Dance company La La La Human Steps.

In 2003, Shields contributed four tracks for the Sofia Coppola film Lost in Translation. He was nominated for a BAFTA for his contribution to the film score.

In 2005, Shields appeared at London's Meltdown Festival with Patti Smith, providing accompaniment to her reading of her book The Coral Sea (a tribute to her friend photographer Robert Mapplethorpe). This is available for streaming here. Live album The Coral Sea released on July 2008. Patti Smith has said My Bloody Valentine was her favorite group in the last 15 years. He co-wrote and performed on some of the tracks of Le Volume Courbe's debut album, I Killed My Best Friend. Shields was credited as "Noise Consultant" for the documentary film, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait.

Shields has remixed and combined two songs for The Go! Team, "Ladyflash" and "Huddle Formation" into "Huddle Flash, which can be found on the "Ladyflash" single. The band expressed their desire for Shields to produce their second album, although this did not happen. He remixed two songs by Bow Wow Wow, for the Sofia Coppola film, Marie Antoinette.

In 2009, Shields contributed guitar to the Paul Weller song “7 + 3 Is The Striker's Name” from the album, Wake Up the Nation.

In July 2010, Shields made a guest appearance on guitar at the Spacemen 3 reunion show (without Jason Pierce) at the Hoxton Bar and Grill in London.

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