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Rated 5 out of 5 by Oldgal from Still Manic Icons So excited to share these crazy mad guys with my 16 year old daughter. Paz did them proud and new stuff worked well. Furious crazy mixed pace of brain screwing, guitar screaming psychotic frenziness together with sweet hum along melodies. Took me right back to Kilburn Ballroom 1989.
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by Niall7 from Outstanding performance !! Played for about 2 hours. Massive set list filled with classics.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scotters from Legendary band, awesome performance, shame about the venue I've waited a long time to see Pixies play live and I wasn't disappointed. They absolutely stormed it. Black Francis ruled the roost, he was completely in command of proceedings and had the audience in the palm of his hand...as for Joey Santiago, Pixies wouldn't be Pixies without that special sound he magicks from his axe...and Paz Lenchantin is the perfect replacement for Kim Deal...close your eyes and you'd be hard-pushed to tell the difference. Their new material fitted seamlessly with all of the classics, with not a "go to the bar" song in sight. It's just such a pity that the venue felt extremely full, to the point that it was difficult to move around.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by Andrew79 from One to cross off the bucket list I thought I had long missed my chance to see the Pixies. First they split for a decade. Then they started touring again, but lost Kim Deal and were getting old. I took the chance to catch them in Leeds - such a wonderful little venue, not a bad spot in the house to see the band - and they were everything I'd hoped and more. Francis's jagged, ragged vocals were as pained and carefree as ever. Santiago's haunting guitar melodies formed the expansive backdrop they always have. Lovering's drumming was tight and even more frenetic than I recalled. And Paz does an incredible job of filling Kim's shoes, with driving bass and the perfect, soft vocal counterpart to Frank. in the space of ten minutes they managed to play my two favourite songs, Debaser and Hey, that taught me to love the band in the first place. It was the perfect night, and I will never forget it.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by Coinslot from Blistering Pixies showed how in tune they are with each other after 30+ years. They played 30+ songs in the hour and forty minutes they were on stage and never missed a beat. Paz as the new bassist fitted in perfectly. Truly awesome.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by Davy C from A fantastic experience! I didn't think I'd make it to this gig, having not been well for a few weeks, but my son helped me get me and my wheelchair to the venue and, on arriving, found the staff to be very helpful, showing me to a great vantage point, behind the mixing desk. The sound was fantastic with the Pixies heading straight into a sonic onslaught, but delivered with a crisp professionalism. Song after song were thrown at the crowd, almost without taking breath. How Charles managed to sing the way he does, snarling and screaming one moment, then transforming his voice into a beautiful instrument, played perfectly, before launching into a raging growl. He's no conversationalist, but doesn't have to be. He says it all in the songs. New bassist, Paz, held it all together with pounding bass lines and Dealesque vocals, locking in with David Lovering, who kept the beat going, with power and precision, loving his vocals on "La La Love You". Joey Santiago, looking as smart as a dart, wrestled with manic distortions, feedback and swirling effects, also using an e-Bow at one point, provided the main dynamic for the band in it's famous 'loud and quiet' way. Mostly loud and the audience lapped it up! Playing a selection of songs from across their old and new albums, the favourites were "Monkey Gone To Heaven", "Nimrod's Son", "Caribou" and "Debaser", which finished off an epic 28 song main set, with no song failing to impress. The band took applause, bowed, group hugged and smiled, after a hugely successful night, then disappeared in a huge plume of smoke (David Lovering magic style), then returning to play "Into The White", as more smoke billowed out, filling the whole venue, almost comically! I was personally, very slightly, disappointed that the lights came stright on and that they hadn't played my own favourite "Vamos", but I headed off, with my son, who was hugely impressed, with big smiles on our faces. I'm so pleased that I managed to get along!
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by Harro Hull from As good as ever! I was a little apprehensive going into this gig. The new material has had mixed reviews & I'm always concerned that the sound can be muddy & indistinct if the sound guys don't get it right. I needn't have worried. Quite simply, The Pixies were superb. The new stuff added to the night (who wants to keep going to the same greatest hits gig?) and the 30 odd song set captured all the nuances of this unique band
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by Floydae from Pixies at Leeds academy Band sounded great, venue seemed over sold as a lot of people couldnt actually see anything. The staff on security were very helpfull to my wife who has a condition.
Date published: 2016-12-01