8 Oct 2018
Joyzine interview Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs and reviews their Rough Trade East show
We arrived at Rough Trade East with sound check in progress and the shop very much open for business and busy with shoppers browsing the racks of CDs and vinyl. It could not be said that the bearded gentleman behind the drum kit on the small raised stage at the back of Rough Trade East was merely ‘tickling” the drums, on the contrary he was hitting them so hard that he’d driven the even the most eager shoppers back from the two racks of CDs closest to the stage. Whist I seriously considered ferreting around in the camera bag for the ear plugs, this little vignette played out…
Sound Engineer: “That’s great. Do you play anything softer on the toms?”
Christopher Morley (Drummer) noticeable delay before deadpan delivery: “….No.”
(Cheer from the shop floor…)
Welcome to the world of Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs.
I came to Rough Trade fully expecting some seriously loud psych-rock and it looked from the very outset that I wasn’t going to be disappointed..
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs are: Matt Baty (Vocals); Sam Grant (Guitar); Adam Ian Sykes (Guitar); Christopher Morley (Drums) and John-Michael Hedley (Bass). Hailing from Newcastle, the porcine quintet have just begun touring the UK and Europe to celebrate the release of their second album, King of Cowards which was released on Rocket Recordings on the 28th September.
So I have to ask the question you must have been asked many times before… Where did the name come from?...
Read the full piece here: Joyzine