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Newcastle

Name, where are you from?
Adam Ian Sykes of Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs. We’re from Newcastle Upon Tyne. Home of Mark Knoplfer and unfortunately, Sting.

Describe your style in three words?
Monotonous, monotonous, monotonous.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
It may have to be either Oren Ambarchi or an Earth show, mantric like no-one else.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
Playing with Earth would be nice. And, my God is it cliché but Hendrix would be even nicer.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
I guess, because of the music we make and the biggest influences on that, it would have to be heavy metal. Especially given that it’s such a broad subculture and one that, arguably blurs into Punk.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Alice Coltrane, from both a musical perspective and a spiritual one.

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
It would likely be Vera in Groningen. A beautiful venue, flexible in size and with an amazing candle-lit bar downstairs built into what feels like a cave. It’s volunteer run and the staff couldn’t be more friendly or attentive.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
Eddie Hazel. He’s not exactly unsung but he warrants a lot more singing.


Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs are a Newcastle-based maximalist five-piece whose riffs defy conventional classification, earning them places on underground billings across Europe over the last five years. The band's second album 'King Of Cowards' is due for release on 28th September (2018).

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