9 Jun 2020
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Viscerals in BBC's 20 essential albums from 2020 so far
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – 'Viscerals'
Good luck finding a more timely, rude awakening than the one-two punch of ‘Viscerals’’ opening tracks, ‘Reducer’ and ‘Rubbernecker’. Both songs act as nitro-fuelled, relentless distillations of what exactly makes Pigs x 7 stand out in a crowd, firmly explaining why long-term admirers of the culturally-adored Newcastle band haven’t been telling porkies.
Matt Baty and co. continue to trade in the psych-fuelled juggernauts that first took aim on 2018’s ‘King of Cowards’, but ‘Viscerals’ is a more chiselled, short-back-and-sides beast. Well, to an extent: You could still run a mile or two in the time it takes the nine-minute monster ‘Halloween Bolson’ to dish out its final blast of brash guitars, but there’s a tautness and refined edge here that spells progression in capital letters.
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