Category: Pixies

PIXIES, Alexandra Palace – Evening Standard, 23 Sept 2019

Pixies released two classic albums, Surfer Rosa in 1988 And Doolittle in 1989, and here we were, 30 years later in a vast venue, still thrilled by those songs and accepting new ones with polite interest. They last, these small precious collections.   The Boston band, regularly cited as a chief influence on Nirvana for their unsettling mix of savage… Read more →

PIXIES, Brixton Academy – Evening Standard, 29 Nov 2016

Many years distant from their heyday, Boston’s Pixies are doing their best to remain a going concern against the odds. First there was the departure in 2013 of bassist and founder member Kim Deal, long the soft-voiced antagonist to Black Francis’s centre-stage screamer, having already left the band once to play with The Breeders 20 years earlier. More recently, the… Read more →

FIELD DAY FESTIVAL/PIXIES, Victoria Park – Evening Standard, 9 June 2014

This year Field Day expanded to comprise two days in a field, a balmy opportunity for people in cooler T-shirts than you to acquire an overview of the hippest bands of the moment, and sunburn. It was a strangely imbalanced pairing, with twice as many bands and stages on offer on the Saturday. This may have reflected the current skew… Read more →