Just a glance through the discography of Pixies illustrates how massive it is that they'll be stepping foot in Newcastle's O2 Academy this Saturday. Albums such as Surfer Rosa and Doolittle are nothing short of all-time classics including hits such as 'Where is my mind?' and 'Here comes your man' respectively. Sure, the lineup may have changed a little since Kim Deal left the band in 2013 yet the energy and resonance of their songs remain the same.
Furthermore, the beauty of Pixies lie in their versatility. To label them merely 'surf-rock' is both lazy and plainly untrue, their songs include elements of the psychedelic as well as much harsher tones than other supposed 'surf-rock' bands like The Beach Boys. Also, as a band, they are unafraid of stretching boundaries with lead singer Black Francis' lyrics exploring areas often averted by the mainstream such as biblical violence and even incest.
"The beauty of Pixies lie in their versatility"
I find it interesting that the band as a while found more success in the United Kingdom than in their native United States of America. Why this is the case is somewhat unclear yet I believe it will only ensure these shows on UK soil will be simply unmissable.
In addition, make sure you catch support band FEWS who have a few pretty big tunes in their own right. What I like about this band is the fact that they are not one-dimensional or simple to pigeonhole into a particular genre. Rather, they can enjoy the mellower elements of songs such as 'Keep on telling myself' before turning it up a notch. They'll have the crowd transfixed and they'll be giving it their all I'm sure because opportunities to support don't come much better than this - a sold out O2 academy on a Saturday night in Newcastle. It's not one to miss.