â€œPixies’ new album ‘Doggerel’ is the most inventive since their reunion nearly two decades ago.â€ – NME
â€œDark pop that still soars and thrills.â€ – The Guardian
â€œThe masters of pre-grunge.â€Â –Â Louder Than War
The return ofÂ PixiesÂ has been rapturously received, the alt-rock trailblazers reconnecting with long-term fans and introducing themselves to a fresh new audience. In recent weeks, theyâ€™ve headlined large outdoor venues across theÂ UK, performed as special guests toÂ Pearl JamÂ inÂ Hyde Park, and played one of their most intimate shows in years atÂ Manchesterâ€™s Band On The Wall. The shows come ahead of the release of their new albumÂ â€˜Doggerelâ€™Â onÂ 30thÂ September, which was previewed by its lead singleÂ Thereâ€™s A Moon On.
Pixiesâ€™Â momentum continues as they today share the follow-up singleÂ Vault of Heaven.
Mixing dusky, Morricone-style desert noir atmospherics with a chiming, melodic guitar motif,Â Vault of HeavenÂ also takes a leftfield turn as flourishes of female backing vocals provide an almost hymnal touch.Â Black Francisâ€™sÂ lyrics combine elements that are both abstract and everyday in a surrealist narrative, in which the protagonist aims for salvation but only ends up falling flat on his face.
Vault of HeavenÂ is released alongside an official video which brings its absurdist tale to life. It begins with a semi-clothedÂ Zorro-esque figure who is heading intoÂ Los AngelesÂ on the back of a toy horse. He arrives at aÂ 7-Eleven, where things get stranger still with the help of bizarreÂ Elvis PresleyÂ andÂ Marilyn MonroeÂ lookalikes. The visual was directed by the filmmaker and musicianÂ Charles Derenne.Â Â Â
As weâ€™ve heard from bothÂ Vault of HeavenÂ andÂ Thereâ€™s A Moon On,Â â€˜Doggerelâ€™Â is a mature yet visceral record of gruesome folk, ballroom pop and brutal rock. Its stories are haunted by the ghosts of affairs and indulgences, driven wild by cosmic forces and envisioning digital afterlives where no God has provided one. Pixies – completed byÂ Joey SantiagoÂ (guitar),Â Paz LanchantinÂ (bass) andÂ David LoveringÂ (drums) – recorded the album with producerÂ Tom DalgetyÂ (Royal Blood,Â Ghost) inÂ Vermont.
â€˜Doggerelâ€™Â is available to pre-orderÂ HERE. The bandâ€™s official store offers a range of physical product, merch and bundles as well as two exclusive formats: an orange vinyl and a red cassette.Â
Australia is set to be one of the first countries to hear songs from â€˜Doggerelâ€™ live with Pixies returning in 2022 for their mammoth â€“Â ‘Come On Pilgrimâ€¦ Itâ€™s Surfer Rosa’Â tour.Â The tour will bear witness to both seminal albums being performed in full â€“ plus new and old tracks spanning their extensive catalogue.
Fans had better get in quick with most shows sold out and only a handful of tickets remaining for Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sunday 4thÂ December and Fremantle Arts Centre, Sunday 11thÂ December.
‘Come On Pilgrimâ€¦ Itâ€™s Surfer Rosa’
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BRISBANE Â Â Â Â Â Fortitude Music Hall, Friday 2ndÂ DecemberSOLD OUT SYDNEY Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Saturday 3rdÂ DecemberSOLD OUT
SYDNEY Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sunday 4thÂ DecemberÂ **TICKETS AVAILABLE**
MELBOURNE Â Forum, Tuesday 6thÂ DecemberSOLD OUT MELBOURNE Â Forum, Wednesday 7thÂ DecemberÂ SOLD OUT ADELAIDE Â Â Â Â Â Thebarton Theatre, Thursday 8thÂ DecemberSOLD OUT PERTH Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Fremantle Arts Centre, Saturday 10thÂ DecemberSOLD OUT
PERTH Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Fremantle Arts Centre, Sunday 11thÂ DecemberÂ **TICKETS AVAILABLE**
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