16 Apr 2020
The Quietus interviews Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs about 'Viscerals'
Coronavirus-enforced isolation (we speak to the band’s five members via Zoom) has been the only real break for Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs in a relentless period of touring and recording since 2017’s blistering debut album Feed The Rats. “I would go mad if I stopped,” says Adam Ian Sykes, the band’s guitarist, before moving his laptop camera to show off the Great Escape-style tally marks etched into his bedroom wall, one per day of lockdown.
“I went on a night out last night on GTA 5 and I got really pissed in a casino, so I’m fine,” says bassist John-Michael Hedley.
That work-rate has paid off. Last week their third album in four years Viscerals hit number one in the UK independent record store chart, number two in the UK vinyl charts, and even breached the mainstream album charts at number 67. The last time they all met in person, the band were discussing their plans to take their live show to America this month “which in hindsight was a ridiculous conversation to be having,” says frontman Matt Baty from beneath his newly-grown quarantine moustache. In short, the Pigs are now a band of considerable stature...
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