13 Sep 2018
Echoes and Dust interviews Adam from Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs
The first time I ever saw Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs it was at The Lexington, two years ago, with Lower Slaughter. I think it was the album launch show after I reviewed ‘Feed The Rats’ for Echoes and Dust. Then the second time was also at The Lexington, as part of a Quietus series that was going on with support from Richard Dawson. So, it seemed fitting to me that we should conduct the interview in the venue, and also get some beers in the process.
(((o))): So, one of the things I was wondering about was how the writing process differed from ‘Feed The Rats’ to ‘King of Cowards’? With Feed The Rats, you had songs like ‘Psychopomp’, which was worked on in various forms over time.
‘Icon’ was the same. Like you say, we worked on it over time. We’d write chunks, like 4-minute chunks that were kind of tracks on their own, and they weren’t really finished, but we’d play the live and then write another four minutes track, but they were all in the same key so they’d all just flow together, ‘cause we’d been playing them for fucking two years or something, we put them to-gether.
(((o))): Is that a similar approach to a band like Gnod, were you do huge jams and come out into a more structured part of a song like a verse?
No, we don’t really jam much, we tend to come to practise with some ideas. Fairly solid progressions and riffs and then stitch it together really.
(((o))): I meant more in the sense of constructing a set, do you play each song in its entirety or do you jam through them so it’s fluid?...
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