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Pixies frontman Black Francis: ‘Kim Deal? We’re always friends – but nothing is for ever’
As the alt-rockers release a live box set, their frontman answers your questions on Bowie, his 40 new Pixies songs and the alarming sexuality of his pets

As told to Rich Pelley

03, Feb, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Post your questions for Pixies frontman Black Francis
One of the most instantly recognisable voices in rock will answer your questions on his and the band’s career, as a new box set is released

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

27, Jan, 2022 @2:45 PM

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The greatest songs about the climate crisis – ranked!
As Cop26 opens in Glasgow, we provide the soundtrack, ranging from Gojira’s metal fury to gorgeous environmental paeans by Childish Gambino, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell

Alexis Petridis

28, Oct, 2021 @12:30 PM

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Pixies: how we made Where Is My Mind?
‘It’s about a small fish about four inches long that aggressively followed me and poked me while I was swimming in the Bahamas. It freaked me out’

Interviews by Daniel Dylan Wray

02, Nov, 2020 @2:56 PM

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'Colourful, vibrant, sensual!' Stars on Jimi Hendrix, 50 years gone
In awe of everything from his raunchiness to his skill with sheer volume, members of Pixies, Yes, Parliament-Funkadelic, Thin Lizzy and more celebrate the guitar god, who died 50 years ago today

Ed Prideaux

18, Sep, 2020 @11:30 AM

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Lost worlds of sex and magic: Vaughan Oliver's album sleeves for 4AD
By collapsing history in on itself, designer Vaughan Oliver – who has died aged 62 – created complex images that heightened music by Pixies, Cocteau Twins and more

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

30, Dec, 2019 @12:56 PM

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Vaughan Oliver, celebrated 4AD graphic designer, dies aged 62
Self-confessed ‘working class lad from a dull town’ created some of the most revered sleeves in modern pop

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

29, Dec, 2019 @9:31 PM

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Pixies: Beneath the Eyrie review – workaday once again

Phil Mongredien

15, Sep, 2019 @4:30 AM

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'Surreal!' Pixies rock up at 125-year-old Cardiff record store
Fans’ delight as US group launch new album Beneath the Eyrie at Spillers Records

Steven Morris

13, Sep, 2019 @4:04 PM

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Pixies review – still thrillingly raw and vital
The alt-rock veterans focus on their new album, but you’re never far from classics that haven’t dated at all

Alexis Petridis

13, Sep, 2019 @1:09 PM

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Pixies: Beneath the Eyrie review – gothy, theatrical alt-rock fables and tall tales
Minus the loud-quiet-loud dynamic, Pixies’ third album since re-forming has creepy songs about witches, spells and death

Dave Simpson

13, Sep, 2019 @9:00 AM

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LoudQUIETloud: can the Pixies break into the podcasting world?
The band are set to become the My Dad Wrote a Porno of the alt-rock world

Leonie Cooper

15, Mar, 2019 @1:00 PM

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