Pixies confirm they’re working on new music: ‘The songs are more precious and shy’

Drummer David Lovering also reveals that he's a fan of Royal Blood in new interview

Pixies have revealed that they’re working on new music, following last year’s ‘Indie Cindy’ LP.

‘Indie Cindy’ was the band’s first studio album since 1991, following on from ‘Trompe Le Monde’. Now the group could be preparing a follow-up, with drummer David Lovering and guitarist Joey Santiago revealing that new material is in the works.

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“We are working on new music,” Santiago confirmed. “Sometimes we try [new songs] out live. It depends how we feel – and that’s how we do it always; the set list always depends on how we feel. These songs are a little more precious, a little more shy to come out live.”

Lovering added: “We don’t write anything down. Behind each of the songs, we’re trying to do something that we haven’t done since we were a baby band. We have the opportunity to do these songs and play them around clubs, so it’s a really great way to hone it on the road.”

Lovering revealed in the interview with Billboard that he’s a big fan of Royal Blood. “The only thing that really got me [excited] was, not long ago, we had Royal Blood open up for us on a tour,” he said. “And they were really good, just two guys. But they really had it down and they’re the best set I’ve seen in a long time.”

Pixies frontman Black Francis recently said that he’s “fine” with streaming services like Spotify and Tidal, because “iTunes is a pain in the ass”.

Francis and co will open for Robert Plant on tour in Chicago, Philadelphia, Toronto, Rochester Hills and Raleigh this month (June).