Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs 

United Kingdom

Whether it resides in the realm of dreams or nightmares, the primordial drive of Newcastle’s Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs is more powerful than ever. Land of Sleeper, their fourth album in a decade of rioting and resentment, is testament to this: the sound of a band less invigorated than channelling a furious energy, which only seems to gain momentum when the band’s environment turns on its axis.

After the album’s first single “Mr Medicine” – the audio equivalent of a fork in a socket – comes the second, album-opening single, the coruscating “Ultimate Hammer”. “At the moment, everything seems to be moving at breakneck speed. Milestones pass in the blink of an eye while we try to keep our heads on a planet that’s spinning at about 1,000 miles per hour,” says singer Matt Baty. “Maybe it’s always been like this, but it’s hard not to feel dizzy. What a time to be alive!

Ewan Mackenzie (Drums)

Matt Baty (Vocals)

John-Michael Hedley (Bass)

Sam Grant (Guitar)

Adam Ian Sykes (Guitar)