10 Apr 2019
Silent Radio reviews Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs live in Manchester
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Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs (or Pigsx7) are one of those bands that are a bit of a mystery.
They shot onto the scene with their debut LP Feed the Rats at the beginning of 2017, bringing a riff heavy mix of stoner/sludge/pysch/metal to an unsuspecting scene and they soon made a name on the circuit.
Now the Newcastle based group are touring their latest album – King of Cowards (released September 2018) – and I’m off to Rebellion in Manchester to see how they do. It’s probably fair dinkum that our gigs editor Max told me to take earplugs, I reckon, as I head underneath Deansgate’s train line to get into an already busy venue just before Pigsx7 come on.
Matt Baty is the driving force for Pigsx7’s live performance, but the other four members of the band have such focus from the second that they step on stage it’s hard not to be drawn in.
Straight away they’re into the first of their mammoth songs. When I first listened to them last year I was immediately struck by the length and sheer power of each track (their debut has just three, each one over 10 minutes long, but King of Cowards is a little more accessible with six songs under 10 minutes a piece).
Baty gets some banter going with the sell out crowd, a humbling and eloquent interaction, and they’re in with another one of their tasty riffs that seem to go on forever...
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Amazing photo (from the Scala) by Jose Ramon Caamano