Newcastle, UK-based group Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs have released their new live album, ‘Live In New York’. The record showcases their fiery live show from their April 2023 performance at New York City’s Mercury Lounge, on their recent tour in support of the acclaimed LP ‘Land Of Sleeper’. The group has kicked off their new U.S. tour in Austin – see below for a full list of tour dates worldwide. ‘Live In New York’ is out now via Missing Piece Records and is available to stream / purchase here.
Drummer Ewan Mackenzie says “our show at Mercury Lounge in Manhattan NYC was the last date of our North American tour, and the final chapter of a wonderful musical adventure for us. We had already had the privilege of playing at St. Vitus in Brooklyn at the start of the tour, and so returning to NYC again felt like a kind of homecoming. The atmosphere was electric that night, there was magic in the air and a special connection among everyone in the room.”
Mackenzie continues, “‘Big Rig’ is such a joy to play, like a journey in itself, with big changes, breakdowns and tangents: you feel like you’re hanging on for dear life as the song sweeps you into another mind-bending section.”
‘Live In New York’ comes in the wake of tours across the UK, Europe and North America, festivals across the UK, Greece, Norway, Latvia, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany and the release of their killer live KEXP session. The band’s 2023 album ‘Land of Sleeper’ (currently available on vinyl and streaming services) has been praised by Pitchfork, Clash, The Line of Best Fit, and more. Videos were released for the coruscating Ultimate Hammer, a high-octane sonic ride that melds classic riffage with the group’s predilection for offbeat chaos, and Mr Medicine, the audio equivalent of sticking a fork in plug socket. They also previously released a blistering live performance video of the track Terror’s Pillow.
‘Live In New York’ track list
01. Mr Medicine (Live)
02. Rubbernecker (Live)
03. Ultimate Hammer (Live)
04. World Crust (Live)
05. Big Rig (Live)
06. Terror’s Pillow (Live)
07. GNT (Live)
08. A66 (Live)
‘Land of Sleeper’ is the heavy-psych/garage-rock band’s fourth studio album and follows 2020’s ‘Viscerals,’ which Under The Radar described as a “sense bludgeoning amalgamation of metal, punk, and experimental noise at its most brutal,” while Louder declared it “Utterly enthralling.” Kerrang writes, “melding the fuzzed-up, stripped-back muscle of heavyweights like Black Sabbath and Motörhead to progressive sludginess, then pouring on a generous helping of the wryly abstract humor of IDLES, this third album is a strange, unruly offering.”
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs tour dates
11/01/23 – New Haven, CT – Space Ballroom
11/02/23 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
11/03/23 – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere
11/04/23 – Washington, DC – Atlantis – !! SOLD OUT !!
11/11/23 – Sunderland, UK – Waves Festival
11/18/23 – Liverpool, UK – What Music? Festival
12/08/23 – Victoria, Australia – Meredith Music Festival
12/09/23 – Melbourne, Australia – Northcote Social Club – !! SOLD OUT !!
12/10/23 – Melbourne, Australia – Northcote Social Club – 2nd show on sale now
12/13/23 – Canberra, Australia – Basement *
12/14/23 – Sydney, Australia – Crowbar
12/15/23 – Sydney, Australia – Metro *
12/16/23 – Brisbane, Australia – Tivoli *
02/18/24 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
02/20/24 – Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
02/22/24 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
02/23/24 – Detroit, MI – Third Man Records: Cass Corridor
02/24/24 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
* supporting The Mark of Cain.