Release Date: Jan 20, 2017
Record label: Rocket Recordings
Possessors of perhaps the greatest ever porcine band name, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs are every bit as ridiculous and overblown as their moniker suggests. If only it were possible to collect each band member in a perfect porcelain pig form; it’s a merch opportunity missed for sure. Still, the release of Feed The Rats is worth noting, because Pigsx7 have been creating something of a stir for a little while now – and they’re ready to deliver on their early promise.
The dilemma with reviewing Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs is that by the time you’ve typed the band’s name a couple of times you’ll have already exhausted a hefty chunk of your word count. You may also risk a digression on how to abbreviate Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs. Should you shorten it to “Pigs…”, “Pigsx7” or perhaps “Piiiiiiigs”? Shame, because if you hadn’t squandered all that valuable space by writing the word pigs several times over, then you’d have room to explain why they’re one of the most exciting bunch of noise-rockin’ brown-acid casualties the UK has to offer.
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 ….