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This is ‘Hell’s Teeth’ the new single by Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs.

The track is one of the many highlights of the latest album ‘Viscerals’. With its headbanging, foot stomping, driving, low-slung guitar rhythm, booming drums and ‘Let’s Rock!’ moniker, the single is an ode to metal bands through the ages.
And that is not all – the b-side features an exclusive rework of “Hell’s Teeth’ by fellow Rocket artist J.Zunz.
J. Zunz is the solo project from Lorena Quintanilla – one half of Mexican duo ‘Lorelle Meets The Obsolete’ and is releasing her latest album ‘Hibiscus‘ via Rocket Recordings on 21st August. 2020

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Released July 31st, 2020

Pigs x7

The Newcastle band with the best name in the UK right now were clasped to the bosom of the psych scene back in 2016, Now thanks to their giant, Sabbath-level cosmic riffs– and could end up creating the kind of swaggering anthems that sent Queens of the Stone Age and Royal Blood into the big time. Demonstrating the band’s newfound fervour, Viscerals, is the third LP from Newcastle’s Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, provides even more porcine intensity than their 2018 breakthrough King Of Cowards.

Opener Reducer, for instance, is vicious in its presentation, powered by roaring krautrock-style drums and Sabbathian guitars. The northern porkers may not be the metal band that many expected to be driving the genre forward in 2020 but they are absolutely the band we need right now. Guitarist Adam Ian Sykes dissects his five favourite Viscerals guitar moments.

Reducer

“It’s easily the scrappiest song we’ve written to date. It was birthed more or less fully formed from just the drums and bass, and gave us an excuse for a healthy bit of self-indulgence. It makes strong use of a Fuzz War pedal from Death By Audio. Having bought it not long before tracking the album, I found some Japanese psych-rock lead tones buried in that pedal that I was desperate to use.”

World Crust

“It was time we tried our hands at thrash. As is often the way, what came out was a Cronenbergian mutation of our initial intentions, a sort of pseudo-thrash track. Though the main riff is as simple as it gets – it spends most of its time on the C with a short run down at the end of each phrase – it was a bit of a deviation from our usual fare. The bridge riff slows it down and offers a breather, which is something we do often. It’s a typical cheap Pigs trick.”

Halloween Bolson

“This track had a few iterations before we found the final arrangement. It all ended up coming together on a 7/4 ‘chorus’ riff that arrived late in the writing process. This riff is one of those that has a knack for falling onto itself in a loop; it’s fairly simple but the signature gives it an interesting twist. Just as importantly, it did the job of joining up what were previously two fairly disparate sections: the galloping riff of the first half, and the jilted riff of the outro. Working well within the context of both, it gave the track a focus and a structure, and ultimately a place on the album.

“Initially, the lead parts were a lot more reserved on this track, less hook-based and more meandering. After sitting with it for a while, we decided it needed something more direct, especially with its longer runtime. So, I went back in the studio to vomit up some borderline hair-metal licks that seemed to give the parts more focus.”

Rubbernecker

“When it comes to guitar, this track is all about the simple rundown melody – four notes from the B♭ to the E. With this album, we wanted to have more dynamics, melody and harmony in places from the two guitars. This gave us all three. We could harmonise to the run in the verses, and it could also provide a juxtaposition to the all-in riffing, offering a bigger dynamic and a better sense of weight when the riff does land. It also pivots over the bridge, from the lightness in the verses to a dark minor run as the bridge takes the track into a heavier place.”

New Body

“New Body is one of the heaviest tracks we’ve released. It gave us the opportunity to focus more on the guitars throughout the closing three minutes, when the song becomes instrumental. Working from a simple four-note loop on the bass, where the phrasing is the focus, the repetition allowed us to make slow and measured steps in harmony on the rhythm, while the lead pushed towards a more noisy, skronky solo. It takes the mood closer to the edge, almost like an ascending Shepard tone, which adds a vital bit of unhinged energy.”

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs’ album “Viscerals” is out now on Rocket Recordings.

Today is the day! Pigs x 7 release their third album ‘Viscerals‘ is out there in this weird, wild world, courtesy of Rocket Recordings. The noise loving Newcastle-Upon-Tyne quintet featuring Matt Baty, Sam Grant, Adam Ian Sykes, John-Michael Hedley and Christopher Morley. We hope that you enjoy it as much as we do, and we look forward to hearing what you think and seeing you at a show as soon as is possible. For Lockdown Listening we recommend playing it loud, whilst exercising, cleaning, cooking or just simply when having a lovely, cathartic time. Powerful, primal, passionate music-making. An infectious, ambitious, raucous, riff-driven record. A workout of sheer musical magnitude and absolutely their best yet.

Adam Ian Sykes (guitar): It’s a strange time to be releasing an album, no doubt, but the reception and support we’ve had from people has been incredible. It’s odd spending months preparing for a long period of touring an album for that to be pulled from underneath from you but despite that, we’ve really enjoyed the run up to release and we’re still excited to get it out there for people to hear. Seeing as we’re not allowed to leave the house at the moment, we’re gathering together at 7pm BST on our YouTube channel in order to have a chat, a listen back to the record and welcome guests including Geoff Barrow of Beak, Self Esteem, ‘Viscerals’ cowbell performer Richard Dawson and Dev from Idles

‘Viscerals’ is available on vinyl LP, CD and digital formats from wherever you buy your music. To purchase one of the three limited edition vinyl versions currently available, in blood red sparkle vinyl. Rocket Recordings

Band Members
Matt Baty (Vocals)
Sam Grant (Guitar)
Adam Ian Sykes (Guitar)
Christopher Morley (Drums)
John-Michael Hedley (Bass)

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Heavy psych-rockers Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs have previewed their forthcoming Viscerals album with second single “Rubbernecker”.

Discussing the new single, singer Matt Baty says “The lyrics of “Rubbernecker” explore feelings of desperation and eroding senses of community in a world that’s seemingly gone completely mad. 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.”

Viscerals will be Pigs first LP since their 2018 album King of Cowards.

“Rubbernecker” lands after January’s lead offering “Reducer”, and arrives with a clay stop-motion visual created by Rafael Bonilla Jr.

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Rubbernecker Taken from the album ‘Viscerals ‘ (Launch184) on Rocket Recordings

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We’re very excited to announce our third album ‘Viscerals’ will be released on Friday 3rd April 2020. Their brand new album is on the way, and have shared a raucous first cut to get us even more excited.

Set to land on 3rd April, new album ‘Viscerals’ promises to be full of riffs and dynamic melodies, proving what a monumental force the Newcastle quintet are. And if you need more convincing it’s going to slap, have a glimpse at the record’s first offering ‘Reducer’ which is an absolute face-melter.

“This is the first taste of our new album ‘Viscerals’” announce the band. “It’s called ‘Reducer’ and it has a very strong flavour. It’s one of the songs that came together quickest during the writing process. It’s immediate and unruly and has that cathartic edge we seek out from the music we make together. It’s going to be a hell of a lot of fun to play live. Let’s rock.”

Head over to www.pigsx7.com where you’ll find links to preorder the album and book tickets to our album launch tour, including some newly announced dates.

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs“Reducer” Taken from the album ‘Viscerals ‘ on Rocket Recordings


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