Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs share filthily groovy new single Ultimate Hammer, announce 2023 touring plans

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Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs have released thunderous new single Ultimate Hammer, and announced extensive tour details for the year ahead.

The single comes from the Geordie collective's forthcoming fourth record, Land of Sleeper, which is set for release on Rocket Recordings on February 17.

Speaking about the single, guitarist Adam Ian Sykes says: “Ultimate Hammer is the by-product of being trapped in the house and listening to too much ZZ Top, if there is such a thing. It was written to be unapologetic, a selfish endeavour with the only consideration being how fun it would be to play live.”

Watch the song's video below:

The Newcastle band have also shared details of a new batch of upcoming shows in the UK, North America and Europe.

They will play:

North America

Mar 01: Brooklyn Saint Vitus Bar, NY
Mar 13-18: Austin SXSW, TX
Mar 21: Los Angeles Zebulon, CA
Mar 22: San Francisco Rickshaw Stop, CA
Mar 24: Portland Mississippi Studios, OR
Mar 25: Seattle Madame Lou's, WA
Mar 26: Vancouver Wise Hall, CAN
Mar 28: Chicago Sleeping Village, IL
Mar 29: Toronto The Garrison, CAN
Mar 31 Boston Middle East, MA
Apr 01: Philadelphia Johnny Brenda's, PA
Apr 02: Washington DC DC9
Apr 04: Manhattan, NY - Mercury Lounge, NY

May 06: Nijmegen Sonic Whip Festival, HOL
May 07: Utrecht Ekko, HOL
May 08: Koln Bumann & Sohn, GER
May 09: Hamburg Molotow, GER
May 10: Copenhagen Stengade, DEN
May 12: Berlin Urban Spree, GER
May 13: Leipzig Trip Festival, GER
May 15: Bern ISC Club, SWI
May 16: Lyon Le Periscope, FRA
May 17: Paris Point Ephemere, FRA
May 18: Orleans, FR - L'Astrolabe, FRA
May 19: Lille Le Grand Mix, FRA
May 20: Antwerp Trix, BEL


Sep 23:  Glasgow Queen Margaret Union 
Sep 29: Bristol SWX 
Sep 30: Manchester Ritz 
Oct 05: Sheffield Foundry
Oct 06: London Kentish Town Forum

Tickets go on sale at 10am local time on January 27.

The band are also touring the UK from February 17 through to April 23.

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Born in the North of Ireland, Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.