Newcastle’s Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs are back with their new album, King of Cowards out 28th September on Rocket Recordings and today they premiere their third single, album opener, “GNT” via The 405. The 405 described the single, as “an emphatic and unyielding show of Pigs’ riffing prowess from beginning to end. The communal power of their playing is on full display here, as their playing builds in volume and speed for the first few minutes, then as one they craftily lean off the gas and open up an expansive sonic space in which to bring down the vocal and aural hammer to close out the track.”

Guitarist, Sam Grant produced the video and said: “The video was a load of fun to put together. We built a spinning camera jig so we could get that continuous shot and had a great few days getting it working with lighting, cake eating and Matt’s face. It also makes for a really clean edit, which works well and suits our aesthetic – it gives a hypnotic element that hopefully keeps the viewer engaged!”

Sam went on to say,  “The album lyrics deal a lot with sin, in both modern and traditional guises. So sin was natural route for the visual side of things. We wanted to keep it all simple though, so the head dress Matt wears was the main conveyor of this, with various iconographic ‘things’ slipped in there. It came out looking a bit Bacchus, which is great, and there’s a bit of a macabre Joel-Peter Witkin style to it that’s magic! We owe Roberta Green of Candy Vortex a massive thanks for the building of that head dress, it’s amazing!”

“GNT” is the follow-up single to the bone-shuddering “Shockmaster” and the 6Music playlisted “Cake of Light.”

The band are on a sold out tour next month.  They’ve added another London show at Rough Trade East on 29th September and some more shows next year including London’s Scala.

September 27th, Star and Shadow, Newcastle
September 28th, Moth Club, London
September 29th – Rough Trade East In-Store
October 25th, The Georgian Theatre, Stockton On Tees
October 26th, Star & Garter, Manchester
October 27th, South Street, Reading
October 30th, Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate
November 22nd, Picture House Social, Sheffield
November 23rd, Hope and Ruin, Brighton
November 24th, Temple of Boom, Leeds
November 29th, Fulford Arms, York
November 30th, The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
December 1st, Nice ‘n Sleazy, Glasgow

April 3rd 2019, Rebellion, Manchester
April 4th 2019, The Scala, London
April 19th 2019, The Sage, Gateshead

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