24 Oct 2018
'Get into this' interview Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs
With Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs’ much anticipated second album King Of Cowards boxed-off, Getintothis’ Simon Kirk chews the fat with the Newcastle five-piece.
It’s a Monday afternoon. One day of the week down, four of the fuckers to go. Speaking to two of the members from Newcastle quintet Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, frontman Matt Baty and guitarist Adam Ian Sykes, and I suspect they are feeling a bit the same.
My first encounter with Pigs X 7 was in the scorching thirty-five degree heat of the Australian summer. That introduction consisted of a bludgeoning debut album, Feed the Rats, causing shockwaves to the equilibrium. After many months spent digesting this three track opus, their appearance at the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia last September didn’t disappoint and in fact only enhanced the notion of their status as, indeed, Kings of the North.
Playing to a roomful of sweaty-faced punters crammed and moving across the room akin to motion of the sea, it was an experience. They performed Feed the Rats from front to back, like one big clusterfuck of low end blues-inspired drone-rock. Baty was the centrepiece, running around shirtless with a pink cowboy hat, chewing microphones and scaling amplification equipment, à la Iggy Pop, Cedric Bixler, Tim Harrington and Matt Korvette. Yet another frontman that holds no bounds in the realms of disorder...
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