Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs announce new album ‘Viscerals’

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs announce new album ‘Viscerals’

Louder Than War favourite noise makers Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs have today been kicking up a racket!

Not only have they announced the forthcoming album ‘Viscerals’, but earlier this morning Mary Anne Hobbs played the first single, “Reducer” on her 6Music (Playback) show and the band are in session tonight with Marc Riley from 7pm this evening.

“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.”

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs ‘Reducer’

This album is their most far-reaching album yet, its ability to get down to the nitty-gritty of the human condition is implicit from its title outwards. “Viscerals is a reflection of many things I guess” says guitarist Sam Grant, whose Blank Studios was the venue in question for the band (whose rogues gallery is completed by bassist John-Michael Hedley and drummer Christopher Morley). “It’s the internal; it’s our health and physicality; it’s bodily and unseen; it’s essence that forgoes intellect; and it’s not a real word!”

“At times it feels like we’re on a playground roundabout and there’s a fanatical group of people pushing it to turn faster” reckons Baty. “Then when it’s at peak speed they all jump on too and for just a few minutes we all feel liberated, together.”

The album is set for release via Rocket Recordings on the 3rd April 2010, the album will be released on limited vinyl, CD and DL editions; the vinyl is decribed as ‘exposed entrails’ splatter!

Ltd edition Viscerals LPs/CDs/Tshirt bundles and gig tickets can be bought from Pigsx7:

To accompany the release the band are heading out on tour, including 3 dates in the USA:

January 27 – Independent, Sunderland

March 13 – St Vitus, Brooklyn
March 15 – Moroccan Lounge, Los Angeles
March 16-20 – SXSW, Austin

April 03 – Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne
April 04 – Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne
April 16 – Gorilla – Manchester
April 17 – The Mill – Birmingham
April 18 – Thekla – Bristol – SOLD OUT
April 24 – Stylus – Leeds
April 25 – St Luke’s – Glasgow
April 29 – Rescue Rooms – Nottingham
April 30 – Electric Ballroom – London
May 01 – Concorde 2 – Brighton

May 03 – Desertfest – Berlin
May 05 – AB Club – Brussels
May 06 – La Boule Noir – Paris
May 07 – Aeronef – Lille
May 08 – Paradiso – Amsterdam

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


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