“Our touch points are Black Sabbath, Motorhead, Stooges – those sort of acts. And maybe Melvins. Bits of grunge thrown in there as well. Little shades of Nirvana here and there”.
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne band Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs will make their present felt this December with an appearance at the iconic Meredith Music Festival, as special guests of The Mark Of Cain and for headline shows of their own.
Formed in 2014 and with four albums to their name Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs have been slowing building their brand via those albums but more aggressively via a reputation for intense live shows. A pulsating blend of heavy riffs, swirling psychedelia and crushing volume that has seen them land festival spots on Levitation and SXSW (US), End Of the Road, Future Days, Raw Power and more while this October Pigs… will headline their biggest London show to date at the 2300 capacity Kentish Town Forum.
“When they started playing, the entire room shook and I felt my organs slowly making their way up to my esophagus. It was mesmerizing, violently loud, and so much fun. There was something so spellbinding about it, something that could only come from them and the genuine passion they played with.” – wnsradio.org
“in all honestly, I don’t think the smile left my face throughout the whole set, and although we’re only two months into the year, I’m already wondering who could possibly outdo this performance in 2023.” – re-sound.co.uk
Written in a week, their latest album 2023’s Land Of Sleeper has Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs finding a balance between the trademark Sabbath-like intensity of the live show and their experimental, free-form approach to songwriting – their 2017 debut album Feed the Rats featuring just three tracks over 37 mins – and in the process, very much sounding like a band who are comfortable in their skin. It’s their most complete sounding album yet.
“They often embed their songs with the kind of efficiency you hear in the best pop music: Gaps between vocal lines are filled with mini-riffs, melodic hooks overlap to save space, and the immaculate production submerges nothing. This is an H. R. Giger painting of an album: all muscular, misshapen forms that look all the more strange—and perhaps even a little beautiful—the closer you look.” – Pitchfork
And the name? “it just came from a list of really preposterous band names, and we stuck with that one (laughs). We never thought we’d be where we are now, touring the States and things. We just thought we’d play a couple of daft shows in Newcastle and that would be that. But it kind of has really snowballed.”
Don’t miss the sound of your summer Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs live this December. All shows on-sale now.