19 Sep 2018

John-Michael Hedley from Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs speaks to Velvet Sheep

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“SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists & music people beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs have very much captured the consciousness of the alternative cognoscenti since they last appeared on these pages for an extremely popular Lucky 7. Their tune “Cake of Light” has been inescapable in my house, as when I’ve not been playing it, it’s been on heavy rotation on 6Music and recently when I was watching Oh Sees at the Forum, the Pigs were all me and my buds and many around me were talking about. The name helps obvs, but the music too is a force of nature. And although I already knew singer Matt was a good fella from day job dealings when the band did a sesh recently on Marc Riley’s show, it’s clear they are all not only good sticks but they also know one end of a tune from another, as a band with truly multi faceted heaviness. Plus recently from their tour van they tweeted a competition to win a band tee based on what brand and type of crisp are you and why, and what’s not to love about that?

With their debut album “King of Cowards” (Rocket Recordings) out next week on 28th September, these are exciting times. I’ve been lucky enough to hear it several times, and it’s seismic. Like the best of Hawkwind meets Sleep “Dopesmoker” with vocals somewhere between Lemmy, David Yow and Pissed Jeans’ Matt Korvette, and a Tad of Black Sabbath, for a debut album it’s a real tour (van) de force with the emphasis on the force.  Today on Velvet Sheep i’m pleased to welcome back the bassist of Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, John-Michael Hedley!

But first, check out the occulty delights of new vid “GNT”…buckle up...

See what he chooses here: Velvet Sheep