6 Sep 2018
DICE interview with Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, as their name suggests, do exactly as they fucking please. The Geordie noisemongers first hit our radar early last year with their debut album Feed The Rats, three fat slabs of acid-raged psych that had us begging to catch them live in action. By the time Raw Power Festival rolled around in May we were sold. After entering to BBC’s Grandstand theme — a complete banger btw — it took under ten minutes for frontman Matt Baty to strip down to his kecks and summon an ungodly cacophony of dirge riffs, toppling crowdsurfers, sweaty pits and sheer demonic fury.
With a new record King of Cowards out on Rocket Recordings on September 28, and a huge headline show at Scala penned in for next April, the rowdy five-piece are bringing the UK’s noisy underground to the masses. Matt Baty (vocals) and Adam Ian Sykes (guitar) told us what the cheeky swines have been up to.
Lads, how is it that a band with more words in its name than songs on Spotify have managed to bag a gig at Scala? That’s insane.
Matt: “I suppose it is all a bit ridiculous when you’ve got a band name as obnoxious as we do, but the name has always been a good brace for us. It’s like a defence mechanism I suppose — people either get it and are on board with it, or push it to one side because it’s so ridiculous. For me, the Scala show is a great opportunity to connect with more people who are down with it all at once, which is amazing.”
Do you reckon people are becoming more receptive to heavier sounds?
Read the full piece here: DICE