The Genius Of… Pixies – Surfer Rosa

Pixies' ferocious debut album changed the face of alternative music, inspiring David Bowie, Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins in the process. We salute the brutality and melodicism of Surfer Rosa.

Watch Pixies’ new video for the track Long Rider

The track pays tribute to Paz Lenchantin’s friend Desiree, who died in a surfing accident

Black Francis of Pixies has a guitar embedded with a human tooth

You could say the instrument delivers quite a bite.

Pixies’ Black Francis: “We’re just kind of shy and we don’t have a lot of dance moves, you know?”

The Pixies’ no-nonsense frontman and guitarist chats about their latest album Beneath The Eyrie, his love of Telecaster, and why vintage guitars make him a better player.

Pixies release creepy animated video for Catfish Kate

It’s the second single off their upcoming album, Beneath The Eyrie.

Interview: Pixies – Surfer’s Paradise

With a 30th anniversary edition of the Pixies’ debut album Surfer Rosa about to hit the shelves, Black Francis and Joey Santiago speak to Gary Walker about Les Pauls, tennis balls and the legacy of a timeless classic…