Pixies have announced their eighth studio album ‘Doggerel’, due out on 30 September 2022.
Since reuniting in 2004, the band has dropped three UK Top 10 albums, including 2014s ‘Indie Cindy’, 2016s ‘Head Carrier’ and 2019s Beneath the Eyrie’.
Discussing what makes ‘Doggerel’ standout from their previous releases, guitarist Joey Santiago commented, “This time around we have grown. We no longer have under two-minute songs. We have little breaks, more conventional arrangements but still our twists in there.”
Vocalist/guitarist Black Francis added, “We’re trying to do things that are very big and bold and orchestrated. The punky stuff, I really like playing it but you just cannot artificially create that shit. There’s another way to do this, there’s other things we can do with this extra special energy that we’re encountering.”
The alt-rock icons have also shared lead single ‘There’s a Moon On’.
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Sessions for the new album began late in 2021 with producer Tom Dalgety working with Francis in Massachusetts, before they headed to LA to finish tracks with the rest of the band.
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Pixies have lined-up a string of UK summer shows, including a slot as guests to Pearl Jam at BST Hyde Park – full details below:
Manchester Castlefield Bowl, 05 July
London BST Hyde Park, 08
Galway Festival Big Top, 14-15
Dublin Iveagh Gardens, 16
Edinburgh O2 Academy, 03 Aug
Glasgow Kelingrove Bandstand, 04
Newcastle O2 City Hall, 06
Co. Laois Stradbally Hall Electric Picnic, 02 Sept
Pixies ‘Doggerel’ Full Album Tracklisting:
‘Vault of Heaven’
‘Dregs of the Wine’
‘The Lord Has Come Back Today’
‘Thunder & Lightning’
‘There’s A Moon On’
‘Who’s More Sorry Now?’
‘You’re Such A Sadducee’
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