Pixies
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/960x540/p04185bf.jpg
1986
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/b6b2bb8d-54a9-491f-9607-7b546023b433
Pixies

Pixies Biography (Wikipedia)

The Pixies are an American alternative rock band formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts. The original lineup comprised Black Francis (vocals, rhythm guitar), Joey Santiago (lead guitar), Kim Deal (bass, backing vocals) and David Lovering (drums). The band disbanded acrimoniously in 1993, but reunited in 2004. After Deal left in 2013, the Pixies hired Kim Shattuck as a touring bassist; she was replaced the same year by Paz Lenchantin, who became a permanent member in 2016.

The Pixies are associated with the 1990s alternative rock boom, and draw on elements including punk rock and surf rock. Their music is known for its dynamic "loud-quiet" shifts and song structures. Francis is the Pixies' primary songwriter; his often surreal lyrics cover offbeat subjects such as extraterrestrials, incest, and biblical violence. They achieved modest popularity in the US, but were more successful in Europe. Their jarring pop sound influenced acts such as Nirvana, Radiohead, the Smashing Pumpkins and Weezer. Their popularity grew in the years after their break-up, leading to sold-out world tours following their reunion in 2004.

This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia. Find out more about our use of this data.

Pixies Performances & Interviews


Pixies Tracks

Sort by



Past BBC Events

T in the Park: 2014
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/evx38g/acts/a4g38g
Balado, Kinross-Shire
2014-07-11T18:36:20
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/208x117/p022rdsv.jpg
11
Jul
2014
T in the Park: 2014

T in the Park: 2014

Balado, Kinross-Shire
Glastonbury: 2014
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/errnc8/acts/amxwrz
Worthy Farm, Pilton
2014-06-28T18:36:20
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/208x117/p021tyzk.jpg
28
Jun
2014
Glastonbury: 2014

Glastonbury: 2014

Worthy Farm, Pilton
Glastonbury: 1989
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e6n38g
Worthy Farm, Pilton
1989-06-17T18:36:20
17
Jun
1989

Glastonbury: 1989

Worthy Farm, Pilton

Latest Pixies News

    9 of the most 90s things that ever happened to music
    Toytown techno, decent songs about football and the LOUDquietLOUD dynamic are all nearly 30 years old
    Sacked! What happened to members fired from famous bands?
    On the trail of ousted former members of Oasis, Iron Maiden, Destiny’s Child and others...
    11 pop stars who claim to have seen UFOs
    "There's a small percentage of people who have seen them," Black Francis once said. But among musicians the number is high...
    Better the second time? 10 bands that lasted longer when reunited
    Call it nostalgia fever, or age helping bands work out their differences, but this lot just can't quit their comeback
Back to artist