21 Jan 2017
20 Jan 2017
The reviews are coming in thick and fast – here is what we have had so far (this will be updated as more come in)
Echoes and Dust
Loud and Quiet
Birthday Cake Breakfast
Gods in the TV
Outlaws of the Sun
The pig has several connotations. Most civilisations and cultures have seen them as arbiters of fertility, virility, strength and abundance. The Buddhist tradition swings the other way, seeing the pig as ignorant, illusory, greedy, lustful. Other religions see them as unclean. Then there is the Celtic fable of Manannan, who owned a herd of pigs that never dwindled – they were forever replenishing their numbers.
I could go on. The point is that the pig is multifaceted and almost indefinable – a shifting construct for people to hang their hopes and fears on. It is also a heave bag of flesh that wallows in mud and shit all day until taken to the slaughterhouse. A myriad of strong, indelible, contradictory images, fit for a Newcastle heavy psych band that can’t reign in their swine (although they have reined in members of likeminded noisemongers Khunnt and Blown Out). And to predictably muddy the waters further, they bring another animal into the mix, one with even stronger connotations – but much clearer in intent...
Read the rest here: The Quietus
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Feed the Rats hits the shops today...so do yourselves a favour, go and get yourself a copy of the ltd blood red or black vinyl in delux diecut sleeve!!
Then go and see the band play this weekend when they play three shows to celebrate the release:
Fri 20th - St Dominics, Newcastle (UK)
Sat 21st - The Lexington, London (UK)
Sun 22nd - Soup Kitchen, Manchester (UK)
Wed 1st - Vera, Gronigen (NL)
Thu 2nd - Cafe Charlatan, Gent (BE)
Fri 3rd - Le 3 Pièces, Rouen (FR)
Sat 4th - Petit Bain, Paris (FR)
Sun 5th - Grrrnd Zero, Lyon (FR)
Mon 6th - L'Usine, Geneva (CH)
Sun 30th - Desert Fest, London (UK)
Watch video for single 'Sweet Relief' here:
19 Jan 2017
Feed the Rats is the absolutely devastating LP from Newcastle five-piece Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs (or Pigs X 7 as they are affectionately known). Borne out of the bands Ommadon, Blown Out, Khunnt, Pigs X 7’s Feed the Rats is the coming together of like minds to produce an album that is 36.45 minutes long and has three tracks on it. Already you know this isn’t going to be easy listening. But downloading or buying an LP by a band called Pigs X 7 never would be, would it? And all the better for it, I say.
Opener ‘Psychopomp’ starts with pounding drums (high in the mix, nice) and has a heavy as shit slow bass riff. Corrosive guitar comes in and the mad banshee wailing of the lead singer. The simplistic bass riff is so bloody effective and drives this throbbing, unrelenting track on its brutal attack on all senses. Half way through, it slows down to a halt that allows everyone to catch their breath. But the respite is short. The bass and noise kicks back in and the vocals summon up all kinds of demons and wickedness at this distortion pedal and gain driven, amplified dirge alter. Absolutely punishing stuff...
Read the full piece here: Gods in the TV
18 Jan 2017
Julie's Haircut have revealed a new video for the second track to be taken from their forthcoming album 'Invocation And Ritual Dance Of My Demon Twin'
The track is called 'Salting Traces' and see what Clash Magazine have to say about it: Clash
The band said this about the song and video:
"Both the lyrics and the video span an impressionistic view upon the current issue regarding migration crisis in Europe and the race problem in general."
The band have announced a series of Italian shows, followed by some shows in Northern Europe including a London show:
03.03 Bologna (IT) | Locomotiv Club
09.03 Milano (IT) | Biko
11.03 Arezzo (IT) | Karemaski
12.03 Padova (IT) | Mame
24.03 Torino (IT) | Spazio 211
31.03 Roma (IT) | Monk Club
01.04 Caserta (IT) | Smav
08.04 Firenze (IT) | Glue
29.04 Carpi (IT) | Mattatoio
06.05 Nuremberg (DE) | Z-Bar
09.05 Paris (FR) | Supersonic
10.05 London (UK) | London Fields Brewhouse Ticket Info
The album is available on preorder here (on ltd fluro yellow vinyl): Shop
Or preorder digital version and receive Salting Traces and Gathering Light immediately from here: iTunes