25 Apr 2019

Narc reviews Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs live at the Sage Gateshead

They say:

“Ladies and gentlemen. Please take your seats, as the performance by Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs in Hall 2 is about to begin.” It’s not a statement many ever expected to hear in this of all venues. The gig’s sold out too, so a good number of us are indeed seated.

While previous outings at The Cluny and Star & Shadow have felt significant, this latest homecoming is the cherry atop the quintet’s victory lap; the final, and biggest, date of a largely sold out nationwide tour. It’s certainly a very different type of show from what we’re used to witnessing in Hall 2, and while a tad surreal it’s a collision of worlds which thrills throughout. Predictably, the onslaught sounds utterly massive – and though I for one still prefer 2017’s Feed The Rats, the songs from last year’s breakout album King of Cowards often take on a life of their own on the live stage. Standout Gloamer, for instance, morphs from stop-start beginnings into monolithic din comprehensively eclipsing its recorded counterpart, while the gargantuan Shockmaster threatens to grind to a premature halt, so sluggish are its leaden, sludge-monster riffs...

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