Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs share video for new single, “GNT”, Album ‘King of Cowards’ out 28th September

September 4, 2018

Janina Sabaliauskaite

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Pigs Pigs

share video for new single, “GNT”

King of Cowards out 28th September
New live dates added


 One of the bands to watch in 2018.” The Guardian

“ The demons have been summoned, channeled and purged.” The Quietus

“ Designed to blow your speakers.”  Loud & Quiet

“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

“Cake of Light is an enormous slab of pummelling stoner riffage, pained strained vocals and monolithic heaviness. Absolute fucking heaven.”  Louder Than War

[Cake of Light] “a roiling rocker, full of sneering attitude on the surface and a definite undercurrent of black magic that seems to be luring you from deep inside their domineering rock sound.” The 405

[Cake of Light] “a mighty chunk of avant rock futurism with a deep-rooted physicality.” Clash Music

“… an enjoyable conflation of noise-rock influences, mostly tracking back to the post-hardcore scene of the late ’80s.”  Q Magazine

“ 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

Newcastle’s Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs are back with their new album, King of Cowards out 28th September on Rocket Recordings and today they premiere their third single, album opener, “GNT” via The 405. The 405 described the single, as “an emphatic and unyielding show of Pigs’ riffing prowess from beginning to end. The communal power of their playing is on full display here, as their playing builds in volume and speed for the first few minutes, then as one they craftily lean off the gas and open up an expansive sonic space in which to bring down the vocal and aural hammer to close out the track.”

Guitarist, Sam Grant produced the video and said: “The video was a load of fun to put together. We built a spinning camera jig so we could get that continuous shot and had a great few days getting it working with lighting, cake eating and Matt’s face. It also makes for a really clean edit, which works well and suits our aesthetic – it gives a hypnotic element that hopefully keeps the viewer engaged!”

Sam went on to say,  “The album lyrics deal a lot with sin, in both modern and traditional guises. So sin was natural route for the visual side of things. We wanted to keep it all simple though, so the head dress Matt wears was the main conveyor of this, with various iconographic ‘things’ slipped in there. It came out looking a bit Bacchus, which is great, and there’s a bit of a macabre Joel-Peter Witkin style to it that’s magic!”

“GNT” is the follow-up single to the bone-shuddering “Shockmaster” and the 6Music playlisted “Cake of Light.”

The band are on tour next month, with most shows already sold out.  They’ve now added another London show at Rough Trade East on 29th September and some more shows next year including London’s Scala.

Pigs x 7 tour dates:
September 27th, Star and Shadow, Newcastle – SOLD OUT
September 28th, Moth Club, London – SOLD OUT
September 29th – Rough Trade East In-Store
October 25th, The Georgian Theatre, Stockton On Tees
October 26th, Star & Garter, Manchester – SOLD OUT
October 27th, South Street, Reading
October 30th, Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate
November 22nd, Picture House Social, Sheffield
November 23rd, Hope and Ruin, Brighton, UK – SOLD OUT
November 24th, Temple of Boom, Leeds
November 29th, Fulford Arms, York
November 30th, The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
December 1st, Nice ‘n Sleazy, Glasgow

April 3rd 2019, Rebellion, Manchester
April 4th 2019, The Scala, London
April 19th 2019, The Sage, Gateshead

The period since Newcastle’s Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs 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 frontman Matt 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 – 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.

This opus sees the band entering a new phase as a sleeker yet still more dangerous swineherd, with ex-Gnod and Queer’d Science drummer Chris Morley joining the ranks and a new approach being taken to its creation. The Iggy-esque drive to dementia, Sabbath-esque squalor and Motörhead-style dirt may still be present and correct yet the songs are leaner, the long-drawn-out riff-fests sharpened into addictive hammer blows and the nihilistic dirges of yore alchemically transformed into an uplifting and inviting barrage of hedonistic abandon.

King of Cowards was written, in a remote, converted barn in the Italian countryside. Guitarist, Adam Ian Sykes notes , “The results are shorter, more concise songs with, I guess, a little more focus, especially thematically. We wanted to shift slightly from our old jam-based way of working. In places, the album gets darker than Feed the Rats, especially lyrically but we also tried to get a fair amount of levity in there.”

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