Hi, I’m Adam from Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs.
In March 2014 we played our first London show at The Windmill in Brixton.
The Windmill is a dive. Not a 21st century, bespoke lighting, extensive burger menu, £15,000 pinball machine kind of dive, but a real, don’t shit-in-the-cubicle sort of place.
And it’s all the better for it.
We were booked by Rich Collins of Cosmic Carnage, who now promotes shows at The Moon in Cardiff, another small, brilliant venue.
The show ended up being the most fun we’d had playing music in a long time. Nothing particularly exciting happened; other than a small fire in the back of my guitar amp and a lost kaftan, there’s no exciting story to tell of the night.
But we ended up playing at the Windmill every 6 months or so for a few years after that and it was an absolute pleasure to play there every single time.
Hopefully, when the world returns to what we considered normality, we’ll have to chance to play there again and hopefully the landlord doesn’t mind his venue being called a dive.