Bono Demands

Pixies could be set to work on new material after their current ‘Doolittle’ tour comes to an end.

The ongoing Pixies re-union has been the source of some dis-quiet amongst fans. Sure, it’s nice to watch albums such as ‘Doolittle’ being brought to life, but new material would be a welcome surprise.

An infamous interview with The Quietus last year saw Black Francis appear to rule out new material. However since then various band members have hinted at the possibility of heading back into the studio.

Speaking to Spinner, Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago and drummer David Lovering refused to discount the possibility of new material.

“In the back of our minds I think we’re afraid that it might cause friction. Right? Don’t you think? It might, and that ‘might’ is gonna be an ‘Uh oh, what the f—- are we doing now?’” Santiago said.

It’s been almost two decades since Pixies released new material, with their final recordings not featuring bass player Kim Deal. Continuing, Lovering explained that any new tracks would have to fit in with their legacy.

“The thing is, we want to protect the legacy. If we do something, it better be good” the drummer explained. “And as we go along - it’s been seven years now - it gets more difficult to make that decision.”

“That talk about making a record will be in the forefront next because it’ll be time, you know. It’ll be time” he explained. “We’ve definitely gelled as a unit and hopefully when we can all bury the hatchet - and we have - maybe we’ll go in there and hope for the best.”

Bizarrely, it seems that U2 singer Bono is amongst those calling for new material by the group. “He’s like, ‘Please make a record!’ Goddamn, we can’t leave that unturned. That would frustrate me. It would.”

Release Posted by Robin Murray