15 Nov 2019
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Newcastle, a city perched on the Tyne river in the north east of England, is a relatively small place. A 10 minute taxi journey is all it takes to get from one end of the centre to the other, and Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs vocalist Matt Baty and guitarist Adam Ian Sykes credit those intimate surroundings with helping to usher along the assembly of the uncompromising band, who take an alternative, almost noise-rock, approach to metal.
“If you’re into anything that’s remotely niche you start to bump into the same people, so that’s kind of how it formed,” Baty explains. He’s also a well known member of the local music scene thanks to operating the label Box Records for the last 10 years and playing in alt-folk star Richard Dawson’s band, alongside Pigsx7 bassist John-Michael Hedley.
Completed by guitarist Sam Grant and drummer Christopher Morley, Pigsx7 came together after Sykes, Baty and Hedley’s ventures in other “friendlier” bands and as a result of mutual friendships, with an appreciation for Black Sabbath uniting them all. As a unit they've put out two albums through Rocket Recordings—their three-track, 36-minute 2017 debut ‘Feed The Rats’ and 2018’s punishing ‘King of Cowards’...
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