• Goons w/ support @ Limelight 2

    Comprised of members of sadly-departed Northern Irish alt-rock heavyweights Fighting With Wire and LaFaro, Goons headlined a genre-spanning Independent Venue Week showcase at Belfast’s Limelight 2 last week. Our photographer Liam Kielt was there to capture the aforementioned new-fangled supergroup, PigsAsPeople, Loris and Waldorf & Cannon.

  • Stream: PigsAsPeople – Foundling

    Belfast-based post-hardcore/noise rock trio PigsAsPeople have made the track ‘Foundling’ – the first to be unveiled from their upcoming mini-album The Plot Against Future Plans – available to buy on their Bandcamp from September 25. This comes ahead of their free-entry Radar mini-album launch at Mandela Hall on Thursday, September 25 – during Freshers Week – at which support comes from The Emerald Armada, Gascan Ruckus, Team RKT and Spittin’ Teeth. Check it out below: Foundling by PigsAsPeople

  • PigsAsPeople – The Plot Against Future Plans

    Belfast-based sludgy post-hardcore/noise rock trio PigsAsPeople release their mini-album – entitled The Plot Against Future Plans – with a free-entry show at the Mandela Hall on its launch date of September 25. This will be the follow up to their First Four Months and Idles & Us EPs, released in autumn 2012 & 2013 respectively (each of which are available on Bandcamp on a name-your-price basis). The album was recorded at Start Together Studios by Niall Doran earlier this year, and the tracklisting – featuring all-new songs, some of which have been played at recent shows – is as follows: 1. Rooks 2.…

  • PigsAsPeople, El Ten Eleven, Droids @ Radar

    Since resuming service in September Radar has hosted numerous strong acts, and tonight proves to top them all, should you have a taste for a bit of noise and jumping around. Droids open the night up with a guitar-led onslaught of enormous chords and hooks, alongside big vocal anthems. They play 30 minutes to a relatively quiet Speakeasy, but the slowly growing numbers in front of them doesn’t put them off. There are more than a few nods given to post-hardcore band Thrice throughout, with distorted walls of sound topped by piercing melodic riffs being a common factor in most of…

  • PigsAsPeople, El Ten Eleven, Droids @ Radar

    Gentleman, scholar and masterful photographer Diarmuid Kennedy was there to capture Belfast-based three-piece PigsAsPeople launch their Idles & Us EP at Belfast’s Radar on Thursday, October 26. Rather inexplicable support came from U.S. post rock duo El Ten Eleven (bassist/guitarist Kristian Dunn, above) and Derry riffmasters Droids. Check out Diarmuid’s photos below!

  • Track Record: Chris Leckey (PigsAsPeople)

    Ahead of their Idles & Us EP launch tonight (Thursday, October 24) at Belfast’s Radar, Belfast-based photographer and all-round gent Liam Kielt caughtup with bassist and vocalist from Belfast-based hardcore/noise three-piece PigsAsPeople to get the lowdown on some of his favourite ever records, everyone from post-rock pioneers Slint to two records from his much beloved Fugazi. Fugazi – Repeater I first heard this when I was about 14. At that point I was really into things like Billy Talent and Alkaline Trio, who I still love. I came across ‘Waiting Room’ and decided to check them out. I went on Wikipedia,…

  • Watch: PigsAsPeople – The Art of Leaving Your House

    Belfast-based post-hardcore/noise-rock three-piece PigsAsPeople have unveiled the video to their recent single, ‘The Art Of Leaving Your House’. Directed by William Murphy, the video features the band performing the track in their practice space. The single itself was release in July via Bandcamp. Get it here for a name your price download. Watch the video below.