The Pigs Great Bluegrass Swindle

The PigsThe Pigs have launched their new album The Great Bluegrass Swindle. This album, according to the band is a shotgun wedding of bad ass musicianship to a mix of crazy good pop ballads and hip hop covers and Pigs originals added. A fast and furious tractor ride that hints at the uniquely bent energy of The Pigs’ exceedingly popular live shows, The Great Bluegrass Swindle is in a word, Damnfine.

Festival favourites, The Pigs are known for their foot-stomping version of Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies,’ with the video version popping up on Spicks n Specks and as Indie Video of the Week on ABC’s Rage. Most recently The Pigs played their wildly original, countrified  and sanctified version of Kanye West’s ‘Gold Digger’ on Australia’s Got Talent.  Here’s what the judges had to say:

If you guys made a whole album doing these pop covers in your style I would 100% run out the door to buy it – Brian McFadden.
…you guys are really good at what you do and everybody wants to jump in the Pig Pen now – Danni Minogue.

The PigsThe Pigs are known worldwide for both their righteous interpretations of other people’s songs and for wowing audiences at venues & festivals around Australia with their infectious original tunes.  The super catchy, ‘Hey Christina’ (some say the greatest break up song ever!), and the anthemic and hilarious ‘Macho Moisturiser.’ The new album contains more classic original tunes like ‘She Wants Your Kidney’ and ‘Poor Emily’. This band is way more than a one trick pig!

Recorded over 10 banjo filled days, by legendary producer The Pigs’ Ear, The Great Bluegrass Swindle combines six original tunes with songs the band has made their own – with definitive versions of Kanye West’s ‘Gold Digger’, LMFAO’s ‘Party Rock Anthem’ and the 80’s classic ‘Just Cant Get Enough‘, and more!

The Great Bluegrass Swindle is a must have, for fans of everything.

Available from October 5 through iTunes and MGM/Green Distribution.

For more info on The Pigs and The Great Bluegrass Swindle please visit www.thepigs.com.au.

TOUR DATES

  • 21 October – Gladstone QLD GLADSTONE BOTANICAL GARDENS, Glenlyon Rd – 2PM – FREE ADMISSION –
  • 2 November – Eumundi QLD JOES WATERHOLE, Memorial Drive – 8.30PM – Tix at venue or ring (07) 5442 8144
  • 3 & 4 November – Jimna QLD MUD BULLS & MUSIC, Landcruiser Mountain Park – All Ages,/Licensed Saturday 3rd showtime: 12.15AM (Sundy Mornin!) Sunday 4TH showtime: 3PM BUY TIX: http://mudbullsandmusic.com.au
  • 10 November – Katoomba NSW KATOOMBA RSL, 82 – 86 Lurline St – 8PM – Ring: (02) 4782 2624. Tix online at www.moshtix.com.au
  • 16 November – Newcastle NSW NEWCASTLE LEAGUES, 17 National Park St, Newcastle West – 8.30PM – Tix: $22.80 presale or $25 on the door – Ring: (02) 4929 3067 online at www.bigtix.com.au/
  • 18 November – Coffs Harbour NSW HOEY MOEY, 84 Ocean Parade – 4PM – FREE ADMISSION – Ring: (02) 6652 3833
  • 30 November – Cobar NSW COBAR BOWLING & GOLF CLUB, Cnr Bloxham & Murray Streets – 8PM – Ring: (02) 6836 2214
  • 1 December – Broken Hill NSW NIGHT TRAIN, 347 Argent Street – 8PM – Ring: (08) 8087 3318
  • 13 December – Thebarton SA WHEATSHEAF HOTEL, 39 George Street – 8.30PM – Ring: (08) 8443 4546
  • 14 December – Mannum SA PRETORIA HOTEL, 50 Randell Street – 8.30PM – Ring: (08) 8569 1109
  • 24 January – 26 January Tamworth NSW TAMWORTH COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL LONGYARD HOTEL, 500 England Hwy – 8PM – All Ages/Licensed – Ring: (02) 6765 3411 – Tix online at www.thepigs.com.au/tamworth2013
  • 1 March 2013 – Manly NSW OLD MANLY BOATSHED, 40 The Corso – 8:30PM – Ring: (02) 9977 4443 – Tix online at www.oldmanlyboatshed.com.au
  • 2 March – Cronulla NSW BRASS MONKEY, 115 Cronulla Street – 7.30PM – Ring: (02) 9544 3844 = Tix online at www.brassmonkey.com.au
  • 3 March – Coalcliff NSW COALCLIFF SLSC, Hargrave Drive – 3PM
  • 10 March – Central Coast NSWCENTRAL COAST COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL, Marine Parade, The Entrance – 11.15AM – All Ages
  • 6 April – Goulburn NSW GOULBURN RACES – at the Racecourse, Taralga Rd – Venue phone: (02) 4822 2222
  • 3 May –Townsville QLD THE VENUE, 719 Flinders Street – 7.30PM – Venue phone: (07) 4724 2800 Tix online at www.thevenuetownsville.com.au
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