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Hey! Just look at these Pigs!

This is Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs (yep, really). They’re from Newcastle and they make some of the most thrilling music that you’re liable to hear all year.

There are some north-east acts that I come across that leave me thinking: “Have I seen this lot before? Their name rings a bell…” but I’m pretty sure I would have remembered a local outfit trading by the name of Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs (their mothers call them Pigs x 7). But talk about creeping up on your blindside and then grabbing you by the giblets. For – make no mistake! – this band conjure up the kind of racket that feels like someone is jamming a Hoover up your blouse, and I’m now totally enthralled. If you’re looking to slap a label on them, I suppose you’ve got to opt for “Rock”, but they bang it out with a capital Rrrr and, amongst all their fiery riffs, they’ve carved some monumental tunes which sound like Motörhead trying on a pair of krautrocking trousers. Their debut album, Feed The Rats, is released on 20 January by Rocket Records and runs to precisely three songs. The running length, however, is around 37 minutes, with two tracks tipping the scales at over 15 minutes each (with not an ounce of flab, either). And their album launch party should be a cracking gig as supporting are Newcastle’s Tough Tits (FYI: Amazing) with Candy Vortex supplying the décor and visuals. There will also be DJs until 1am. If you’re looking to banish those January blues then I suggest you make a real pig pig pig pig pig pig pig of yourself and grab a ticket, pronto.

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs + Tough Tits + DJs, Friday 20 January, The Cluny, Ouseburn, Newcastle, 8pm, £5. wegottickets.com