19 Dec 2018
Julie's Haircut & Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs in Nine Hertz 'Top Ten Live Bands of 2018'
Julie’s Haircut, Rocket 20, London The Garage, 9th March
Rocket Recordings reached 20 years as a label this year. Always a label close to our hearts, they celebrated with a weekender at The Garage. I could only make the opening night, but among other highlights, including the always impressive Flowers Must Die, were Italians Julie’s Haircut. Truly psychedelic and trippy, their brand of neo-psyche and hippy vibes created a party-like atmosphere for the evening and with some truly tripped-out visuals being projected, was also a colourful feast for the eyes.
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Sheffield Picturehouse Social, 22nd November
One of the most meteoric rises of a psychedelic band recently witnessed, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs have become BBC Radio 6Music darlings this year and with good reason. Their blend of Sabbath worship with a David Yow sexual sleaze element mean they have a louche swagger live. Songs like Thumbsucker thrill with their plodding, yet seedy manner and apart from topless frontman Matt Baty the rest of the band stay motionless and let the volume do the talking. The damp and claustrophobic area they played at Sheffield’s Picturehouse Social provided the perfect surroundings for their filth. They also impressed at ArcTanGent Festival in the hot summer, their sweaty riffola suiting the muggy, close heat. They are touring with Part Chimp in the new year, be there.
See the full rundown here: Nine Hertz