|6M||20130926||Thursday sees 6Music broadcasting from the BBC's legendary Maida Vale studios, for the very first 6Music: In Concert performance.|
Joining us will be a band who shaped the sound of Alternative Rock. Having sold just under 2 million albums worldwide, they are among rock music's greatest pioneers. Single-handedly spawning the grunge movement of the 1990s, their unique mix of punk, pop and surf rock inspired an entire generation of musicians, and embodied 90's alternative Rock.
They are - Pixies
Pixies are - Black Francis (vocals, rhythm guitar), Joey Santiago (lead guitar) and David Lovering (drums), alongside recent addition Kim Shattuck (bass, vocals), who replaced founding member Kim Deal in 2013
The band released their first seminal debut album 'Surfer Rosa' in 1988. Second album Boolittle followed in 1989 and reached number 8 in the UK. The album featured the singles 'Here Comes Your Man', Monkey Gone To Heaven' and Debaser'. 'Bossamova' arrived in 1990, reaching numbr 3 in the UK charts and was followed a year later by their final album 'Trompe Le Monde'.
After splitting acrimoniously in 1992, they reformed in 2004 to wide acclaim.
The band released the new single 'Bagboy' in July this year, two weeks after announcing the departure of bassist Kim Deal. They chat with Steve, and play a career spanning set after 6pm.