One of the most influential and inspiring bands of the past few decades, the Pixies, have announced a new album – “Beneath the Eyrie’ – to be released on Friday, 13 September, a world tour and a taste of what’s to come in the single ‘On Graveyard Hill’.

And the single is the same delicious loud/quiet/loud recipe that the Pixies have virtually patented and that no band could ever emulate.

A rumbling sonorous bass, slashes of guitar like an axe and Black Francis’s slightly deranged delivery and obscure lyrics. ‘On Graveyard Hill’ is dangerous, brooding and slightly disturbing in a way only the Pixies can do:

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It’s classic Pixies without ossification. An absolute delight.

You can preorder the new album here.

The Pixies are:

Black Francis/vocals, guitars; Joey Santiago/guitars; David Lovering/drums, and Paz Lenchantin/bass

The Pixies extensive tour dates are starting with the following dates and will extend into 2020:

AUGUST
31 Daydream Festival, Pasadena, CA (Curated by The Cure)

SEPTEMBER

13 Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, UK
14 Pavilions, Plymouth, UK
16 O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK
17 O2 Academy, Leeds, UK
18 O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK
20 Alexandra Palace, London, UK
21 O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK
22 O2 Academy, Glasgow, UK
23 Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK
25 Ulster Hall, Belfast, UK
26 Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
29 Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
30 Cirkus, Stockholm, Sweden

OCTOBER

1 KB Hallen, Denmark, Copenhagen
3 TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands
4 O13 Poppodium, Tilburg, The Netherlands
5 Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany
7 Palladium, Cologne, Germany
8 Lucerna Music Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
9 Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
11 Estragon, Bologna, Italy
12 Todays at OGR, Turin, Italy
13 X-Tra, Zurich, Switzerland
15 Tonhalle, Munich, Germany
16 Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
17 Luxexpo, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
19 L’Olympia, Paris, France
20 Le Radiant, Lyon, France
21 Le Liberte, Rennes, France
23 Sant Jordi Club, Barcelona, Spain
24 Riviera, Madrid, Spain
25 Campo Pequeno, Lisbon, Portugal
26 Coliseum, Galicia, Spain

Tickets can be bought here.