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Biig Piig

Musician — Ireland

Name, where are you from?
Hey, I’m Jess or Biig Piig from Ireland.

Describe your style in three words?
Baggy, Comfy, Relaxed.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Gabrielle was amazing, my mom used to sing me 'Sunshine' when I was little, she brought me to a concert of hers when I was 4 and to be able to see her live as an adult with mom was incredible, lots of tears.

If you could be on the line up with any two artists in history?
Phillis Dillon - I wish I was able to see her live, she made history with her tunes in the rocksteady world, she was able to make even sad songs like love letters feel cheerful, she's incredible.
The Beegees - They’re melodies, lyrics and harmonies are crazy. Would have loved to see them live.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
Neo Soul - Harmonies and delivery of lyrics and the space given by the artists for lyrics to fall onto the instrumentals.
Acoustic Folk - The way its stripped back and so raw, earthy sounds I love.
Hip Hop - The stories and ways to capture an atmosphere with the vulnerability of rapping or speaking a truth over a beat is beaut.
Lofi Hip Hop - The structure of the beats and the bass a lot of them use I find really interesting its almost sounds like it was an improvised recording to me sometimes.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Tina Turner. I went to see the musical about her life recently and she’s so inspiring. Everything about that woman is otherworldly to me.

Of all the venues you’ve been to or played, which is your favourite?
Village Underground, my last London show was just a big moment I think. The venue space itself is really cool, it's one big room but the crowd at that show and the way the room is built just really captured an energy I hadn’t experienced before. It was mad.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
Lava La Rue. She’s one of the most inspiring people I’ve ever met. That woman will overcome anything in her way. She honestly lives and breaths the art she makes and always gives a voice to issues surrounding it. She's incredible.


Biig Piig recently released her new single 'Switch' and you can listen, purchase or stream it at smarturl.it/BiigPiigSwitch.

 

The first track you played on repeat?
It was either 'Take a Bow' by Rihanna or 'Punk Rock 101' by Bowling for soup.

A song that defines the teenage you?
'Walk Away' by Ben Harper.

One record you would keep forever?
'Songs From A Room' by Leonard Cohen.

A song lyric that has inspired you?
"While the rain drank champaign,
my Estonian Archangel came and got me wasted.
Cause the sweetest kiss I ever got,
was the one I’ve never tasted."

From 'Cause' by Rodriguez.

The song that would get you straight on the dance floor?
'Give Me The Night' by George Benson.

A song you wished you had written?
There are loads of insanely beautiful tunes, but I don’t wish I'd written any of them, to be honest.

Best song to turn up loud?
'One More Chance (Stay With Me Remix)' by Notorious B.I.G.

A song people wouldn’t expect you to like?
'Méditation (Thaïs)' by Jules Massenet.

Best song to end an all-nighter on?
'Next Lifetime' by Erykah Badu.

Any new music you are listening to right now?
'The Lotts' or 'Television Screens' by Fontaines D.C.
'Georgia' by Kevin Abstract.
'Liquid Deep' by Dreamcast.
'Salt and Pepper' by Dope Lemon.
'Seasonal Depression' by Chynna.
'Ooh Nah Nah' by SiR.
'Love The Things You Do' by Pip Millet.
'Buddha' by Finn Foxell.
'Em3' by Lord Apex.

Name, where are you from?
Hey, I’m Jess or Biig Piig from Ireland.

Describe your style in three words?
Baggy, Comfy, Relaxed.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Gabrielle was amazing, my mom used to sing me 'Sunshine' when I was little, she brought me to a concert of hers when I was 4 and to be able to see her live as an adult with mom was incredible, lots of tears.

If you could be on the line up with any two artists in history?
Phillis Dillon - I wish I was able to see her live, she made history with her tunes in the rocksteady world, she was able to make even sad songs like love letters feel cheerful, she's incredible.
The Beegees - They’re melodies, lyrics and harmonies are crazy. Would have loved to see them live.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
Neo Soul - Harmonies and delivery of lyrics and the space given by the artists for lyrics to fall onto the instrumentals.
Acoustic Folk - The way its stripped back and so raw, earthy sounds I love.
Hip Hop - The stories and ways to capture an atmosphere with the vulnerability of rapping or speaking a truth over a beat is beaut.
Lofi Hip Hop - The structure of the beats and the bass a lot of them use I find really interesting its almost sounds like it was an improvised recording to me sometimes.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Tina Turner. I went to see the musical about her life recently and she’s so inspiring. Everything about that woman is otherworldly to me.

Of all the venues you’ve been to or played, which is your favourite?
Village Underground, my last London show was just a big moment I think. The venue space itself is really cool, it's one big room but the crowd at that show and the way the room is built just really captured an energy I hadn’t experienced before. It was mad.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
Lava La Rue. She’s one of the most inspiring people I’ve ever met. That woman will overcome anything in her way. She honestly lives and breaths the art she makes and always gives a voice to issues surrounding it. She's incredible.


Biig Piig recently released her new single 'Switch' and you can listen, purchase or stream it at smarturl.it/BiigPiigSwitch.

 

The first track you played on repeat?
It was either 'Take a Bow' by Rihanna or 'Punk Rock 101' by Bowling for soup.

A song that defines the teenage you?
'Walk Away' by Ben Harper.

One record you would keep forever?
'Songs From A Room' by Leonard Cohen.

A song lyric that has inspired you?
"While the rain drank champaign,
my Estonian Archangel came and got me wasted.
Cause the sweetest kiss I ever got,
was the one I’ve never tasted."

From 'Cause' by Rodriguez.

The song that would get you straight on the dance floor?
'Give Me The Night' by George Benson.

A song you wished you had written?
There are loads of insanely beautiful tunes, but I don’t wish I'd written any of them, to be honest.

Best song to turn up loud?
'One More Chance (Stay With Me Remix)' by Notorious B.I.G.

A song people wouldn’t expect you to like?
'Méditation (Thaïs)' by Jules Massenet.

Best song to end an all-nighter on?
'Next Lifetime' by Erykah Badu.

Any new music you are listening to right now?
'The Lotts' or 'Television Screens' by Fontaines D.C.
'Georgia' by Kevin Abstract.
'Liquid Deep' by Dreamcast.
'Salt and Pepper' by Dope Lemon.
'Seasonal Depression' by Chynna.
'Ooh Nah Nah' by SiR.
'Love The Things You Do' by Pip Millet.
'Buddha' by Finn Foxell.
'Em3' by Lord Apex.

Biig Piig | Switch (2020)

Biig Piig | Roses & Gold (2019)

Biig Piig | Sunny (2019)

Biig Piig | A World Without Snooze, Vol. 2 (2019)

Biig Piig | Big Fan Of The Sesh, Vol.1 (2018)

Biig Piig | 24K (2017)