Reformed alt-rock legends Pixies are planning to record their first album in 14 years.
The band’s frontman Black Francis has confirmed the band, who got back together last year to huge acclaim, are preparing to make their first studio album since 1991’s ’Trompe Le Monde’.
He told The Sun: “It’s all hugs and kisses, I’m pleased to report.
“We have been discussing recording a new album lately. As happy as we are with the success of the reunion tour, we really want to make a record for the right reasons, whether it is successful commercially or not.”
He added: “We would be satisfied if it played like our other records, never chart-topping but always in print.”
Since the band got back together they have recorded two songs – ’Bam Thwok’ – which was rejected for the ’Shrek 2’ soundtrack and then released as a download-only single, and a cover of Warren Zevon’s ’Ain’t That Pretty At All’, which appeared on ’Enjoy Every Sandwich’, a tribute album to the late singer.
Pixies headline this year’s Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds Festivals between August 27 and 29.
Black Francis releases a new solo album under the name Frank Black next week (July 18) called ‘Honeycomb’.