3 Apr 2020
Pigs X 7 have reined in some of their more digressive tendencies of late, and this follow-up to 2018’s King Of Cowards does away with the superfluous fat to deliver a trimmer, more focused set of songs that, if anything, punch a little harder.
The Newcastle five-piece are imposing at full tilt. On Reducer, over crashing chords and Christopher Morley’s battering drums, frontman Matt Baty yells: ‘I’m not here for my health’, suggesting there’s more to the band’s mission than mere noise.
Indeed there’s a healthy sense of experimentation, peaking with wondrous prog-metal epic Halloween Bolson.
There are hooks too, at their most potent on Crazy In Blood, which feels like a heavily accelerated cousin of Sunn O)))...
Read the rest here: Classic Rock
Paul Allen from Anthroprophh/The Heads has got his 7" singles out and put a banging mix together to help soundtrack your isolation .
We are extremely chuffed to reveal that Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs album Viscerals has been awarded 'Album of the Month' for April by Rough Trade shops.
Order the album here, and let's get the album into the charts: Rough Trade
This is the first Rocket album to have been given this very prestigious accolade, so it is extremely sad to know that none of the Rough Trade shops are going to be open at all during this month when Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs are on top of the pile – so we wont see the bands name in big letters above the Rough Trade East shop.
So all we can ask is if you can buy the album from Rough Trade's online shop, and don't forget as well as the two ltd edition vinyl versions available, Rough Trade have their own 'Blood Clot' vinyl edition, also, if you buy the album on one of these three ltd editions or on CD you also get a free CD that is exclusive to Rough Trade called Off-Cuts which contains six live session takes of tracks from across all three Pigs' albums.
Find out more about the AOTM campaign and read an exclusive interview with the band here: Rough Trade AOTM
"Be a real surprise if a British band produces a better rock album in 2020." 9/10 Louder Than War
"One of the best new hard rock bands in the UK." 8/10 UNCUT
"Pushes Pigsx7 to new heights" 8/10 Loud and Quiet
"A monumental force." DIY Magazine
"They’re to be dismissed at one’s own peril." 4/5 The Skinny
"Continually push the boundaries of metal and noise rock" 8/10 Gigwise
Today sees the release of Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs new album 'Viscerals'.
And what a time to release an album, no shops are open and no way for the band to go out and tour!!
All we can ask is PLEASE buy the album today online from your local record shop, let's put a smile on the bands faces and get this mighty album into the charts!!
Then buy a ticket for one of the following shows here www.pigsx7.com:
9-11 Jul / SK / Trenčín / Phonda Festival
31 Jul / UK / Oxfordshire / Truck Festival
01 Aug / UK / Lake District / Kendal Calling Festival
29 Aug / NL / Eindhoven / Fuzz Club Festival
12 Nov / UK / Sheffield / Leadmill
13 Nov / UK / Bath / Komedia
14 Nov / UK / Swansea / Sin City
19 Nov / UK / Norwich / Waterfront
20 Nov / UK / Southampton / Engine Rooms
21 Nov / UK / Leicester / O2 Academy
25 Nov / UK / Liverpool / Invisible Wind Factory
26 Nov / UK / Belfast / Empire
27 Nov / IR / Limerick / Dolan’s
28 Nov / IR /Dublin / Whelan’s
29 Nov / IR / Cork / Kino
03 Dec / UK / Aberdeen / The Lemon Tree
04 Dec / UK / Edinburgh / Summerhall
05 Dec / UK / Newcastle / Northumbria University
27 Jan / UK / Bristol / SWX
28 Jan / UK / Birmingham / Town Hall
29 Jan / Manchester / Albert Hall
30 Jan / Leeds / Stylus
04 Feb / Brighton / Concorde 2
05 Feb / London / Electric Ballroom
06 Feb / London / Electric Ballroom
12 Feb / Nottingham / Rock City
2 Apr 2020
I’m only gonna write this once: Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs are ready to release this their 2nd Full Length, the first being the massive and ground breaking “King Of Cowards” back in 2018.
For the purposes of not wearing out my keyboard they’ll be referred to forthwith as Pigs x7, and their newest addition to the world of hard, heavy guitar driven Rock/Punk/Metal Visceral will hit the unsuspecting public on Friday April 3rd.
Coming from Newcastle the band are made up of Matt Baty (Vocal), Adam Ian Sykes (Guitar), Sam Grant (Guitar), John Michael Hedley (Bass) and Chris Morley (Drums). If you’re new to them, it would be certainly advisable that you check out their first two releases, their “Feed The Rats” EP and “King Of Cowards” album.
Not for the squeamish would be a reasonable analogy to use but not one that should put you off either; think Motorhead, Sabbath and throw in some self made Noise Rock, and you’re somewhere near the mark. Although it does somehow feel like this is ground that has been covered before, take the bands Hey Colossus or Part Chimp as examples of this, Pigs do do it so well And with such vigour and originality they can be forgiven. Mudhoney too, (there we go again dropping names) draw comparison as well – experimental, deep, a moment in time, all apt and work for this band too...
Read the rest here: Backseat Mafia
PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS RELEASE THEIR THIRD ALBUM VISCERALS THIS MONTH, AND IT’S A BEAST. LEE FISHER SPOKE TO THEM ABOUT SHORT SONGS, GLAM ROCK AND LOO ROLLS
These are febrile times (literally so, for an unfortunate few) and when I caught up with Pigsx7, their debut US tour had been pulled because of Coronavirus, and nobody can be sure what happens next. Despite that, the band’s passion seems largely undimmed.
“I don’t think the current goings on should sap our enthusiasm too much,” says guitarist and studio ninja Sam Grant. “We were really gutted to have to say no to travelling to the States, but the primary drive for what we do is having fun and creating music. It’s safe to say that in the current climate, we stood to lose a significant amount of the fun.”
The band have said that Viscerals was largely written in the studio and I wondered if this was a creative decision or just a result of their hectic schedule. “Part of going into Blank somewhat blind was due to how much time we’d been touring, we hadn’t dedicated a huge amount of time to writing prior to the ‘hunkering down’ period because of that,” explains guitarist Adam Sykes. “But after King of Cowards we’d realised that a bit of pressure and time constraint does us good so we weren’t overly concerned about the deadlines we’d set ourselves.”...
Read the rest here: NARC
There is an exclusive Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs feature in latest issue of DIY magazine!
Sadly due to these current circumstances we find ourselves in the magazine will not be printed and only available digitally.
PLEASE support the magazine and buy a copy, this is tough times for everyone and we wanna make sure mags, websites, labels, venues, everyone from the music industry are still standing once the dust has settled from these crazy times.
By and read from here: DIY Magazine
1 Apr 2020
Newcastle’s Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs’ third studio album, Viscerals, is a cutting, vicious LP with brave experimental sounds. Brought to you by a band that, for the last seven years, have continually pushed the boundaries of metal and noise rock, Viscerals captures an industrial, riff-heavy sound with huge headbanging potential.
Recent releases ‘Reducer’ and ‘Rubbernecker' kick-off things with a strong start. In particular, the first track has this intoxicating chaotic energy about it, with absolute catharsis. It asserts a clear message that "ego kills everything". Guitars clash and tug from every corner, delivering a punchy first song. What follows is the oddly melodic ‘Rubbernecker’, with driving guitars and, about three quarters of the way through, a breather, culminating in a propulsive conclusion. Singing, “I don’t feel a thing”, ‘New Body’ is a resilient track, prime for a feature film score, and Pigsx7 masterfully showcase their musicianship with disorderly riffs and frenetic rhythms...
Read the rest here: Gigwise
Despite the fact they clearly know their way around a tasty riff, it’s difficult to credit the mainstream successes of Pigs x7 to much other than their daft name, and the semi-ironic devotion it instils in the average BBC 6 Music listener, which grants them an excuse to rediscover their love for Maiden without losing too much credibility at the PTA meeting.
Their latest LP Viscerals, much like its predecessors in style and statement, shows that they’re to be dismissed at one’s own peril. The one-two punch of Reducer and Rubbernecker smarts as much as any burly number we’ve heard from Pigs x7, and New Body and Halloween Bolson offer as much guitar inventiveness as any of the longform songs on 2018’s King of Cowards. Sam Grant and Adam Ian Sykes’ combined fretwork is as engaging as ever, but Matt Baty’s deep-felt lyricism is still easily missed, sounding the changing nature of modern masculinity and substance abuse from under his pained yelp.
The only superficial changes between Pigs x7 releases to date are in track quantity, and mercifully un-qualitative; they’ve gone from mammoth, side-long pseudo-jams to relatively bite-sized chunks without sacrificing any of the fury they’ve harboured from the beginning. 4/5
Read the rest here: The Skinny