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Monday, 09 July 2018 Written by Laura Johnson

Photo: Janina Sabaliauskaite

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs have announced their second album.

'King of Cowards', the follow up to last year's 'Feed The Rats', is due for release on September 28 through Rocket Recordings. Discussing it, vocalist and synth player Matt Baty said:

"In terms of how the theme came together I'd relate it to throwing paint at a canvas in a really physical and subconscious way, then stepping back to analyse it and seeing it all as one piece. It wasn't until then that I saw there was this continual thread of sin and guilt in the lyrics throughout the album. For a long time I've questioned how and where guilt can be used as a form of oppression... When can guilt be converted into positive action? After typing all of the lyrics up I realised I'd unwittingly referenced every one of the seven deadly sins throughout the album. That's the fire and brimstone Catholic teachings I picked up at school coming into play there!"

Guitarist Adam Ian Sykes also commented:

"We hired a remote, converted barn in the Italian countryside and spent a week there writing the bulk of the album and trying to make friends with wild boar. The results are shorter, more concise songs with, I guess, a little more focus, especially thematically. We wanted to shift slightly from our old jam-based way of working. In places, the album gets darker than Feed the Rats, especially lyrically but we also tried to get a fair amount of levity in there."

Head below to check out the record's first single, Cake of Light.

Alongside the album, the Newcastle-based band have announced a UK tour. The shows on September 28, October 25 and 26 are with Bonnacons of Doom, while tickets are on sale now.

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Sun August 19 2018 - HULL Polar Bear
Thu September 27 2018 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Star and Meadow
Fri September 28 2018 - LONDON Moth Club
Thu October 25 2018 - STOCKTON ON TEES Georgian Theatre
Fri October 26 2018 - MANCHESTER Soup Kitchen
Sat October 27 2018 - READING South Street
Tue October 30 2018 - MARGATE Tom Thumb Theatre
Thu November 22 2018 - SHEFFIELD Picturehouse Social
Fri November 23 2018 - BRIGHTON Hope and Ruin
Sat November 24 2018 - LEEDS Temple Of Boom
Thu November 29 2018 - YORK Fulford Arms
Fri November 30 2018 - LIVERPOOL Shipping Forecast
Sat December 01 2018 - GLASGOW Nice n Sleazy

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