NEWCASTLE’S excellent and nearly always abbreviated Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs have just released a third single from their latest long-playing riff-fest Viscerals – and it comes accompanied with a brilliantly hard rock-referential papercut animation courtesy film-maker Lucy Dyson.
The video for “Hell’s Teeth” features bats with metal guitars (is that a Charvel? Someone more versed than me will know), tattoo’d lizards in glam boots, lightning strikes on post-apocalyptic landscapes, and all the sludgy riffing you know you need.
Architect of the animation Lucy Dyson says: “When I first heard this song I had the vision that is now the video – just watch, I’m sure you’ll agree!
“It was so much fun to create visuals for this ultimately positive song carried along on a riff that sounds like a straight pipe from hell.
“It’s a heavy rock song that is pretty funny in tone, so I focused on the humour in the lyrics to make these rock monsters that actually seem like nice dudes – like metalheads, they look scary but they always turn out to be chill bros – they just wanna rock together in peace.”
She adds: “As apocalyptic as the world may seem, working together, maybe we can still enjoy the ride, (though how we all miss the communion of a big sweaty rock concert!), for the time being, we can at least blast loud music in our cars.
“Speaking of which: the car in this video is a homage to my parents’ 1970s’ kelly green Ford Falcon in which, as a child, my formative taste for rock n roll was made.”
Pigs x7’s vocalist Matt Baty explains: “‘Hell’s Teeth’ is an ode to eccentrics, dreamers and outsiders.
“It’s for those who are delirious, those who are bewildered, those who are at odds with the foreboding world that surrounds them but against the tide, find the energy to express themselves and support each other with great love, integrity, empathy and passion. Let’s rock!”
Although the band had to postpone their sold-out tour, they say they’ve been digging in the vaults for something special to release towards the end of this year. Watch this space.
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs’ Visceral is out now on digital download, CD and ‘blood and guts’ splatter vinyl – get down, get it here.