27 Nov 2018
Brighton First reviews Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs live at the The Hope & Ruin
The noise levels surrounding this gig is the only thing that comes close to the volume on the night. Amongst a certain scene, the only question on anyone’s lips is, “Are you going to Pigs?” Over and over. It’s no surprise that a show at The Haunt early next year has already been announced, such is the anticipation tonight...
...That would have satisfied many as a headline slot, but there was still time for Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs to rattle some eardrums and ribcages. Frontman Matt Baty may look unassuming initially, but he awakens a sound that is by far the loudest band that this reviewer has ever heard. Like the thunder of war, riffs from the kinetic Sam Grant and Adam Sykes roll across the room like a shockwave - everything else is swallowed by their sound, to the point that the only sensible option from the sound engineer is to turn everything else up too. It almost seems churlish to pick out particular highlights, such is the relentless quality exuding from the stage - but at a push the colossal ‘Gnt’ and ‘Thumbsucker’ just take the title, though in truth the entire performance was magnificent. There’s even time for Resident’s very own living legend Barney to join the stage and take over guitar duty, leaving Sykes to flatten the poor drummer (and most of his kit) mid-finale. A suitably chaotic way to end a night of huge scenes.
Read the full review here: Brighton First
Photo by Jamie Macmillan