Pixies play intimate Manchester gig ahead of new album

By July 18, 2022 Manchester, News

fter a rapturously received headline show at Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl and a huge Hyde Park set at guests to Pearl JamPixies now announce details of a special intimate, last minute show. The band are set to play Manchester’s Band on the Wall tomorrow night (July 19th) and tickets are now available HERE.  

With a capacity of 500 people, Band on the Wall will be Pixies’ most intimate UK show since before they reunited in 2004. The venue is a historic Manchester institution and cultural hub, which reopened earlier this year after an ambitious expansion project. 

Pixies’ recent shows have so far only included the recent single ‘There’s A Moon On’ from their upcoming album ‘Doggerel’, so the Band on the Wall show may well see them debut new material alongside all-time classics and fan favourites. Pixies are due on stage at 8pm, with no support. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Band on the Wall’s The World of Music learning programme. 

Set to be released on September 30th, ‘Doggerel’ is a mature yet visceral record of gruesome folk, ballroom pop and brutal rock, haunted by the ghosts of affairs and indulgences, driven wild by cosmic forces and envisioning digital afterlives where no God has provided one. And all the while, right there on the news, another distant storm approaches. 

A congregation between darkness and beauty consistently emerges throughout the record. There’s ‘Haunted House’, a spirited concoction of ‘50s-flavoured pop with ghosts both literal and metaphoric, as well as the brooding Morricone desert rock of ‘Vault of Heaven’, and a breezy folk-rock melody on ‘Pagan Man’. But Pixies still possesses a ferocious edge, one that feeds into the grinding intensity and surrealism of ‘Nomatterday’ and The Who-like power of ‘Dregs of the Wine’ 

‘Doggerel’ is available to pre-order HERE. The band’s official store offers a selection of exclusive formats, merch designs and album bundles. 

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