11 Mar 2020

Consequence of Sound reveals Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs video for new single 'Rubbernecker

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs return with their second single from forthcoming album 'Viscerals' - which is released on 3 April.

The single called 'Rubbernecker' sees the band at possibly their most melodious yet, redolent of the debauched swagger of Jane’s Addiction. Though their trademark heavy-riff sound is still ever present and as ever punishing.

Watch the excellent animated video created by the very talented Rafael Bonilla Jr now via Consequence of Sound: COS

"The lyrics of 'Rubbernecker' explore feelings of desperation and eroding senses of community in a world that's seemingly gone completely mad," says singer Matt Baty. "The central character is the clown, who attempts to detach himself from the world he observes as chaotic and unruly. The more he isolates himself, the more he yearns for kinship but the ever growing forces that reinforce his terror of the outside keep him rooted in his confinement. It's a sad song really." 

Director Rafael Bonilla, Jr. adds, "The video is about the band being trapped in limbo and forced to perform in a circus for the dead kids that reside there. They are watched over by a clown that kills them off one by one, kind of like a slasher film, which entertains the kids more than the circus acts. A lot of the imagery in the video is inspired by the painting 'The Harrowing of Hell' by Hieronymous Bosch."

The band have also added 13 more UK dates for November and December to the list of scheduled shows they have coming up:

03 Apr / UK / Newcastle - Star and Shadow *SOLD OUT*
04 Apr / UK / Newcastle - Star and Shadow *SOLD OUT*
05 Apr / UK / Bristol - Rough Trade *SOLD OUT*
06 Apr / UK / London - Rough Trade East *SOLD OUT*
07 Apr / UK / Nottingham - Rough Trade *SOLD OUT*
16 Apr / UK / Manchester - Gorilla *SOLD OUT*
17 Apr / UK / Birmingham - The Mill
18 Apr / UK / Bristol - Thekla *SOLD OUT*
24 Apr / UK / Leeds - Stylus
25 Apr / UK / Glasgow - St Luke’s
29 Apr / UK / Nottingham - Rescue Rooms *SOLD OUT*
30 Apr / UK / London - Electric Ballroom
01 May / UK / Brighton - Concorde 2 *SOLD OUT*
01-03 May / DE / Berlin / Desertfest
9-11 Jul / SK / Trenčín / Phonda Festival
01 Aug / UK / Lake District / Kendal Calling Festival
29 Aug / NL / Eindhoven / Fuzz Club Festival
31 Jul / UK / Oxfordshire / Truck Festival

New dates:
12 Nov / UK / Leadmill / Sheffield
13 Nov / UK / Komedia / Bath
14 Nov / UK / Swansea / Sin City 
19 Nov / UK / Waterfront / Norwich
20 Nov / UK / Engine Rooms / Southampton 
21 Nov / UK / O2 Academy / Leicester
25 Nov / UK / Invisible Wind Factory / Liverpool 
26 Nov / UK / Empire / Belfast
27 Nov / IR / Dolan’s / Limerick 
28 Nov / IR / Whelan’s / Dublin 
03 Dec / UK / The Lemon Tree / Aberdeen 
04 Dec / UK / Summerhall / Edinburgh 
05 Dec / UK / Northumbria University / Newcastle 

Also, incase you hadn't heard...due to the cancellation of SXSW the up-and-coming US headline shows have been effected and then band are now unable to play Brooklyn and LA this coming Friday and Sunday respectively. Refunds are available at point of purchase. But the band will be back soon, watch this space!

'Viscerals' is available to preorder now on two different ltd edition LP versions from your local record shop now. Also Rough Trade have their own version with an exclusive free CD. You can preorder 'Viscerals' on CD and ltd edition t-shirts direct from the band here: 

Or presave the digital here: Digital