Pixies to begin work on new album

Frank Black says the band will hit the studio in 2007

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Pixies are set to begin work on their first studio album in 15 years.

Singer Frank Black has confirmed the band will start work in January on their first record since 1991's 'Trompe Le Monde'.

Speaking about the album, Black explained that the band still have a lot of work to do before an album appears.

"We're rehearsing in January, if we can persuade Kim (Deal, bassist) to come out of her house," he told NME.COM. "We offered to go to her but we figured if we book the rehearsals she'll show up.

"Since we got back together we've played almost everywhere we can. I know we like playing and everyone likes touring together, so to keep doing that and not record anything is kind of like being a county fair band. We don't want to do that, so the only thing we can do is become a vital band again. So it's just a matter of doing it, I guess.”

Black, who is planning a solo 'Best Of' for the New Year, also criticised the forthcoming DVD release of Pixies documentary 'LoudQUIETloud', due out next month.

"David [Lovering, drummer], who was rock solid for a couple of years, his dad died. He was OK, but as it got towards the end of the tour he started drinking heavily. He messed up a couple of songs and it was all caught on film,” he said. “But they re-edited this to look like it happened in the middle of our tour and it looked like this whole tour careered into this drunken stupor with David. It really wasn't like that at all – he was really solid for, like, 90% of it.”

A special, one-off Pixies night in London takes place on November 3 at Camden's Proud Gallery with a preview screening of the new documentary.

A Pixies club night will follow, with guest DJs from 4AD and NME, including documentary star Mark Beaumont.

An email address - quietloudquiet@yahoo.co.uk - has been set up exclusively for NME.COM readers to email for reduced entry guest list at £4. You can also enter a prize draw for Pixies DVD goodies + to request their favourite Pixies song to be played on the evening.

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