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Skunk Anansie's new single Piggy is a rage-fuelled, government-slating banger

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Skunk Anansie have released the new rage-fuelled single Piggy.

Crowned by snarling, powerful vocals that take aim at the UK government, Piggy is a lethal, fist-pumping anthem that is ready to set mosh pits – and the houses of parliament – alight. 

Piggy arrives with an accompanying video that features grotesque images of pigs alongside Skin's establishment-baiting lyrics. Speaking of the inspiration behind the track, she says “If there’s one thing we’ve all learned over the past couple of years is that we cannot depend upon our governments to look after us."

Adding, "They seem to be unable to learn from the past and incapable of securing a decent future.

"This song was written in a moment of rage combined with bitter disillusionment. Brexit then a complete mis-handling of Covid, how the hell did we get to this?”

The Britrock heroes are also scheduled to head out on the road on a massive UK tour this spring, featuring rescheduled dates from their hugely acclaimed 25th Anniversary tour, with new shows also added due to high demand. The tour will additionally include a new date at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on March 25. 

“Through thick and thin, through all of our trials and tribulations, our fans are the ones who have kept us going for all this time,” continues Skin.

“So we aim to thank them the best way we can which is to bring them our best show ever! Right now we feel that we have a lot of shared troubles, we aim to honour that, not avoid it, but also bring a bit of relief from them. We’re really looking forward to being on stage again and are stupidly excited for the tour! Chomping on the bit to get back to what we do best and cannot fucking wait for ya’ll to hear the new stuff.”

Listen to Piggy below:

Skunk Anansie UK 2022 tour dates:

March 25: London O2 Academy Brixton
April 07:  Nottingham Rock City
April 08: Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse
April 09: Brighton Brighton Dome
April 11: Cardiff Cardiff University **SOLD OUT**
April 12: Bristol O2 Academy Bristol **SOLD OUT**
April 14: Cambridge Corn Exchange
April 15: Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
April 16: Guildford G Live
April 18: Leicester O2 Academy Leicester
April 19: Lincoln The Engine Shed
April 21: Norwich The LCR, UEA
April 22: Birmingham O2 Academy 1 Birmingham
April 23: Sheffield O2 Academy Sheffield
April 25: Newcastle O2 City Hall
April 26: Glasgow O2 Academy Glasgow
April 27: Leeds O2 Academy Leeds
Jun 16: Oxford O2 Academy Oxford
Jun 17: London Meltdown Festival

Liz works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. Prior to joining Louder as a full time staff writer, she completed a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and received a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Journalism. She enjoys writing about anything from neo-glam rock to stoner, doom and progressive metal, and loves celebrating women in music. '10 bands that rip off Black Sabbath but get away with it' is her favourite article she's written with Louder so far. When not writing, Liz enjoys various creative endeavours such as graphic design, as well as reading about rock’n’roll history, art and magic.