Director: Steven Cantor, Matthew Galkin
Combining punk-influenced rock with a distinctive surf sound and fronted by the off-beat vocals of Black Francis, the Pixies' eclectic style heavily influenced the alternative rock explosion of the 90s. Kurt Cobain even cited the band as the inspiration for Nirvana's signature tune, Smells Like Teen Spirit.
Eleven years after an abrupt and acrimonious break-up in 1993, the Pixies are back on the road again. loudQUIETloud follows the band in the wake of their reformation, giving audiences a look at both the rambunctious touring stage show and more subdued moments backstage.
The Pixies' unmistakable tunes are as strong as ever here, even if the band's backstage relationship has cooled somewhat since their earlier years together. Providing a fascinating glimpse into the workings of a band rekindling the old act a decade on, and featuring a collection of first-rate concert footage, loudQUIETloud is required viewing for any fan of alternative rock.
D Steven Cantor, Matthew Galkin P Steve Cantor Dist Madman
Steven Cantor was born in New York, USA, in 1967. His films include Bounce: Behind the Velvet Rope (2000, doco) and What Remains (2005, TV doco). Matthew Galkin was born in New York, USA, in 1973. loudQUIETloud (2005) is his feature film directing debut.