Marking their first visit to South Africa, the Pixies headline the inaugural Rock on the Lawns Music Festival in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
The Pixies are considered to be one of the most influential alternative rock bands with their string of anthems, including Gigantic, Where Is My Mind, Here Comes Your Man, Monkey Gone to Heaven and many more. At the Cape Town Rock on the Lawns concert, they are supported by local band, Springbok Nude Girls.
Pixies have recently released their latest album, Head Carrier. The 12-track collection of the band’s aural mix of surrealism, psychedelia, dissonance and surf rock was produced by Tm Dalgety (Killing Joke, Royal Blood) and recorded at London’s Rak Studious from mid-February through to mid-March this year.
A limited edition deluxe box set of Head Carrier is available exclusively though their website, including the CD, the album on heavy-weight/180 grams black vinyl, and a 24-page, over-sized booklet with the song’s lyrics and Vaughan Oliver’s evocative, original work. Also available only though the band’s website is a special bundle that includes the deluxe box set, special t-shirt and a special 12″ x 121″ record sleeve sized poster.
Venue: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Rhodes Dr, Newlands, Cape Town