PIG have just released the new single “Rock N Roll Refugee” from their forthcoming album Pain Is God. Raymond Watts describes it as “the demon seed of glam and electronica stirred to an apotheosis of ejaculating guitars and lamenting vocals. A song that’s loose enough for your vices and tight enough for your virtues.” The hook heavy song features backing vocals from Michelle Martinez to add an extra touch of soul, and also sees Watts reunite with guitarist Steve White on record for the first time since PIG released albums via Nothing Records and Wax Trax! in the 1990’s.
A video for ‘Rock N Roll Refugee’ (directed by E Gabriel Edvy) is a dive into Pop art influences, but can be seen as more of a nod to the Fluxus movement and the likes of Nam June Paik or George Maciunas rather than the mainstream Warhol-ian aspects of the genre. The song and video interplay as a homage to Intermedia, filtered through the mind of the Swine.
Pain Is God is out on Metropolis Records on 20 November 2020.
Watch the video here.
PIG photography by E Gabriel Edvy