Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs
debut album Feed The Rats streaming now ahead of release
Watch their new video for “Sweet Relief”
“… an enjoyable conflation of noise-rock influences, mostly tracking back to the post-hardcore scene of the late ’80s.” Q
“A whirlwind through chaos leaving all who hear it with ringing ears and melted faces like the fucking of ark of the covenant or something equally capable of mutilating the average countenance.” Echoes and Dust
“they’re one of the most exciting bunch of noise-rockin’ brown-acid casualties the UK has to offer.” Record Collector
“The album is loaded with swampy guitar riffs, effortlessly meshing together various different subsets of rock music, with a psych tinge lighting up the otherwise metal-esque tunes.” The Quietus
“It’s a joyous, Sabbath-inspired nugget of hazy rock potent enough to corrupt any brain.” London In Stereo
“He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man”, as a sage wiser and more debauched than most of us once remarked. Such is the headspace of Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs (Pigs x 7), whose animalistic headspace is set out by their very moniker, yet who have wasted little time in creating an almighty psychic charge that has blown minds and summoned bedlam in sweat-drenched venues across the UK’s underground and beyond.
Their debut album, Feed The Rats is out 20th January on Rocket Recordings and is streaming now head of release next week on The Quietus – http://thequietus.com/articles/21563-pigs-pigs-pigs-pigs-pigs-pigs-pigs-album-stream
“It’s a pretty perfect balance of obnoxiousness, ridiculousness, intensity and theatrics, and somewhere within that spectrum is where our music sits too.” reckons Matthew Baty, whose vein-popping onstage performances and cathartic bellow form a primary ingredient of the Newcastle five-piece’s devastating live shows. “We truly love the emotionally dark bands that we are in (Ommadon,Blown Out, Khunnt). Pigs however provided an opportunity to do something different, something that is fun with a different kind of intensity.”
Watch the new video to “Sweet Relief”
The inarguable proof is Feed The Rats, the overwhelming first album the band have created for Rocket Recordings – equal parts righteous repetition,bludgeoning brute force and Sabbathian squalor, its alchemical charge has the power to transform bleary-eyed abandon into small-hours revelation. This three-track, forty-minute monument of chaotic catharsis captures the everything on-eleven spirit of the band’s live manifestation whilst adding a level of finesse and texture often less easily accessible in a dangerous haze of flying hair, discarded clothes and spilt premium lager. Channeling the grimy trip hazards of Monster Magnet’s ‘Spine Of God’ through a prism of kraut-derived repetition and Part Chimp style bloody-mindedness, the resulting hallucinatory vortex appears constantly on the realm of breaking point.
Playing their first gig supporting Goat at what was only the latter’s second ever show, the band have gigged relentlessly with kindred spirits including The Cosmic Dead and Luminous Bodies, not to mention gracing festivals like Supernormal and Portugal’s Reverence with their feral attack. Yet the time has come for this band to transcend the realm of word-of-mouth phenomenon and be judged on their feverish and demented collision of psych-drone dementia and riff-driven salvation alone.
January 20th – Newcastle, St Dominic’s
January 21st – London, The Lexington
January 22nd – Manchester, Soup Kitchen
Pre-order Feed The Rats on iTunes HERE
Ltd LP/CD: https://rocketrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/feed-the-rats