Tim Wheeler to honour Pixies at JD set

Rock legends ‘Pixies’
Rock legends ‘Pixies’

Tim Wheeler will honour The Pixies at the 10th JD Set which will take place at XOYO in London on 24th March 2011. Tim will be joined by Emmy The Great, And So I Watch You From Afar, Ma Mentor and The Crookes. Between them they will be performing a complete set of Tim’s favourite The Pixies tracks. Tim said of his decision to pick The Pixies:

"I’ve chosen to cover Pixies for The JD Set for a few reasons. The first being that they’re one of my favourite bands of all time and had a especially big influence during the years when we were starting Ash. My introduction to alternative rock happened when I was 13, some kids older than us played a school concert of Stooges, Mudhoney and Pixies songs.

I remember sitting in a friends car a couple of weeks later, simultaneously baffled and excited, listening to "Bone Machine" at the start of "Surfer Rosa". The weirdness, coolness, backwards drum beats, discordant guitar notes, tortured lead vocals, sweet female backing vocals. Surreal biblical and sexual lyrics. So many strange and interesting elements, it was like nothing I’d heard before and opened up a whole new world to me.

They were a massive influence on my songwriting and the Ash sound. I became obsessed with the ‘Trompe Le Monde’ album when I was 16, the sci-fi lyrics kickstarted my own sci-fi phase when I wrote songs like ‘Girl from Mars’ and ‘Angel interceptor’".

You can register for tickets now.