16 Jul 2018
Newcastle’s almighty Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs are back with their new album, King of Cowards out 28 September on Rocket Recordings.
In anticipation of this release, they release their first single from it called Cake of Light which is an enormous slab of pummelling stoner riffage, pained strained vocals and monolithic heaviness. Absolute fucking heaven.
Seven is the magic number. This is about more than the number of days in the week or continents in the world – psychologists have theorised that the human memory’s ability to calibrate information on a short term basis is mostly limited to a sequence of this length. Thus, it seems strangely fitting that Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – the Newcastle-based maximalists whose riffs, raw power and rancour have blazed a trail across the darker quarters of the underground in the last five years, have made a second album in King Of Cowards which does its damnedest to take consciousness to its very limits...
Read the piece here: Louder than War
Heavy psychedelic experimentalism pervades the Rocket Recordings-issued self-titled debut album from Liverpool collective Bonnacons of Doom, rife with tripout ritualism and exploration of sound as it is, all chasing light and getting freaky in any sense you want to read it. Five tracks, each a voyage unto itself – even the bass-fuzzy push of shortest cut “Rhizome” (5:55) is cosmos-bound – feed into the larger weirdness at play that culminates in the undulating grooves of “Plantae” (8:39), which is perhaps the most solidified cut in terms of choruses, verses, etc., but still a molten, headphone-worthy freakout that pushes the limits of psychedelia and still holds itself together. If the album was a to-do list, it would read as follows: “Eat mushrooms. Get naked. Dance around. Repeat.” Whether you do or don’t is ultimately up to you, but Bonnacons of Doom make a pretty convincing argument in favor, and I don’t generally consider myself much of a dancer. Among the most individualized psych debuts I’ve heard in a long time.
Read the full piece here: The Obelsik
14 Jul 2018
Anthroprophh (SWX) built up tension with drums and percussion, before belting out the first of their tar black, monolithic constructions. The three piece managed an array of sounds: bass played / discarded / played; extra percussion pounded; samples and effects all over the place with primal vocals and all decorated with quicksilver solos. The perfect blend of space rock and metal with invigorating post-punk tribal drums. The tunes were not straightforward, but were free from artifice and it was easy for the listener to lose themselves in the crushing edifices pounded out without let up or mercy.
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs (The Lanes) ended the night with the heaviest set of the day, their unique sound owing much to classic Sabbaff and yet they’ve forged their own monstrous, mesmerising take on metal. It was a minimal set with simple components but the less is more (MUCH MORE) riffs and bombastic rhythm section were welded together with an unerring sense of dynamics and topped by the vocal performance of the day. The room was rammed with the most animated crowd of the evening: despite the heat all present were carried away by the skull crushing riffs, a pit threatened to form but never quite took off but then the room was packed from wall to wall. A raucous finale from one of finest exponents of modern metal.
Read the full review here: Bristol 24-7
13 Jul 2018
Louder have put a list of the best singles of the week and you can vote for your favourite one!
So do us a favour and give these swines track 'Cake of Light your vote
Vote here: Louder
And this is what they say about the track:
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - Cake Of Light
The curiously-named Newcastle riff-lords are at it again, with this track which is said to "do its damnedest to take consciousness to its very limits". It's heavy, it's sludgy, it's horrible – in short, it's infinitely enjoyable. On the new material, the band say: "For a long time I've questioned how and where guilt can be used as a form of oppression... When can guilt be converted into positive action? After typing all of the lyrics up I realised I'd unwittingly referenced every one of the seven deadly sins throughout the album. That's the fire and brimstone Catholic teachings I picked up at school coming into play there!"
You can preorder their new album King of Cowards on ltd green vinyl here: Bandcamp
Part of the Scandinavian psychedelic underground, Goat match relentless rhythms to wholly immersive songwriting. An incredible live act, the intensity with which Goat attack each show leaves nothing behind.
With those impeccable outfits, rain sticks, and colossal moves, Goat are ready to cast a spell both literally and musically over West London.
See the full piece here: Clash
‘Mien’ by MIEN
Contrary to countless other side-projects these four compelling musicians didn’t get together just to kill time. Their magical collaboration is nothing less than amazing. A five-star psych pop rainbow with starry-eyed waves and moony vibrations. Stellar!
See the full list here: Turn up the volume