One lucky entrant to our raffle will win 2 tickets for this brilliant gig! Details below.
PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS
“One of the bands to watch in 2018.” The Guardian
Live at Rock City
Wednesday 8th December 2021
“The demons have been summoned, channeled and purged.” The Quietus
“Designed to blow your speakers.” Loud & Quiet
“They not only conjure up the history of metal, but take it on a mind expanding journey.” MusicOMH
“One of the most exciting bunch of noise-rockin’ brown-acid casualties the UK has to offer.” Record Collector
“It’s akin to bottling hellfire.” Crack Magazine
Seven is the magic number. What’s more, this is about more then the number of days in the week or continents in the world – psychologists have theorised that the human memory’s ability to calibrate information on a short term basis is mostly limited to a sequence of this length. Thus, it seems strangely fitting that Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – the Newcastle-based maximalists whose riffs, raw power and rancour have blazed a trail across the darker quarters of the underground in the last five years – have made a second album in ‘King Of Cowards’ which does its damnedest to take consciousness to its very limits.
Moreover, another notable seven is dealt with here – that of the deadly sins. As vocalist and synth player Matt Baty notes “In terms of how the theme came together I’d relate it to throwing paint at a canvas in a really physical and subconscious way, then stepping back to analyse it and seeing it all as one piece. It wasn’t until then that I saw there was this continual thread of sin and guilt in the lyrics throughout the album”
For a long time I’ve questioned how and where guilt can be used as a form of oppression. When can guilt be converted into positive action? After typing all of the lyrics up I realised I’d unwittingly referenced every one of the seven deadly sins throughout the album. That’s my fire and brimstone Catholic upbringing coming into play there!”
The period since Pigs’ Rocket Recordings 2017 debut ‘Feed The Rats’ – a mighty tsunami of rancorous riffage and unholy abjection that wowed critics and wreckheads alike – has seen the band build on their incendiary live reputation far and wide, from the sweatiest of UK fleapits to illustrious festivals like Roskilde. Perhaps the most relentlessly head-caving outfit of an alarmingly fertile scene operating in Newcastle at present, the band have all been busying themselves in a variety of activities, with Baty running Box Records (home of underground luminaries like Lower Slaughter, Casual Nun and Terminal Cheesecake) and both himself and bassist John-Michael Hedley playing in Richard Dawson’s band – indeed Dawson himself guests on ‘King Of Cowards’, both on synth and as part of a vocal ensemble on the opening ‘GNT’ – moreover, guitarist Sam Grant has been working hard on a new incarnation of Blank Studios, which began its life with the recording of this very album.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
This prize is valid for 2 tickets to the above show. If the date of the show moves due to Covid, the tickets will be valid for the new date. Tickets cannot be sold or exchanged. Please check any age restrictions, valid ID will be required.