2 Feb 2018
CRACK interviews Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs are midway through their set at a sold-out Friday night gig in London. The Newcastle band’s frontman Matt Baty is reading from a piece of paper, his hair dripping with sweat. He is wearing black shorts above the knee, and has removed the florally embellished black shirt he was wearing to reveal his heaving chest. On the scrap of paper are some of the comparisons he’s garnered online and in print.
Among them is Charlie Chaplin (“I was quite happy with that one,” he admits). The list ends with his own punchline, Danny DeVito, and I glance at my own notes where minutes before I had written the words: ‘Danny DeVito – deranged Penguin’. Well, now he can add it to the list proper.
It’s all refreshingly light-hearted. This show, hosted by The Quietus, is with experimental folk musician and fellow Geordie Richard Dawson, who himself conducts his inter-performance patter with the timing of a seasoned stand-up comedian. Early in their own set...
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