PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS DISCUSS THEIR SECOND ALBUM AND DODGY BUCKFAST AHEAD OF BRISTOL EXCHANGE SHOW
It’s definitely the year of the pig. Rocket Recording’s Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs have had many triumphant Bristol shows since their second album ‘King Of Cowards’ dropped last year. This March, the Newcastle psych rockers are back in town so we decided it was high time for a chat.
The response to ‘King Of Cowards’ has been huge, how did it come together?
It was pretty different to the first one, with ‘Feed The Rats’ we took our time to say the least. We had the songs kicking around for over two years and then we finally got around to putting down the record. With the next one we didn’t want to take too long. We had quite a lot of ideas so we wanted to flesh them out. We were on a European tour and some dates fell through. We weren’t sure what to do so we had a look on AirBnB and found an amazing remote barn in the Italian hills which is usually used for wedding parties. We got in touch and asked if we could set up and make some noise and the owners were fine with it because it was so remote. We booked that up and got the bulk of the album done in four days.
It sounds just as colossal as your live show in many ways…
We did strive to capture that yes. That’s all down to our guitarist Sam. He owns Blank Studios in Newcastle and produces all of our stuff. He’d just finished building a new studio and had spent the last eighteen months building it. We were the first project in there so we used that as an experiment in the space. It definitely helps having Sam engineer everything because he’s there every second and has a real grasp of our live sound...