Johnny Brenda's Presents


Ages 21 and up
Saturday, April 01
Doors: 8pm

*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*
*Attendees are encouraged to wear masks while not actively drinking*

8PM – Doors
9PM – Show


“I’ve always liked the quote: “Sleep, those little slices of death-how I loathe them.”So reckons Matt Baty of Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, vocalist and lyricist of a band ascomfortable wading through the darker quarters of their subconscious as they are punishingampstacks.Whether dwelling in the realm of dreams or nightmares, the primordial drive of theNewcastle, UKbased band is morepowerful than ever. Land Of Sleeper, their fourth recordin a decade of riot and rancour, is testimony to this: the sound of a band not so muchreinvigorated as channelling a furious energy, which only appears to gather momentum asthe band’s surroundingsspin on their axis.The better to unite slumber and waking, Land Of Sleeper is no less than an act oftranscendence for Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs-new anthems to elucidate a worldsleepwalking to oblivion.”One of the best new hard rock bands in the UK.” Uncut”Double dipped in acid wit and nightmarish visions.” Metal Hammer”Momentous.” Kerrang!”A gloriously horrible morass of pummelling drums, doom-laden riffs.” The TimesPigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs are: Matthew Baty, Sam Grant, John-Michael Hedley,Ewan Mackenzie, Adam Ian Sykes. 



Such is the degree to which Richard Dawson has drawn down long drafts from the whirlpools of Elemental North East English Archetypes, he may now be one himself. Fearless in his research and willingness to follow his inspiration, Dawson has created an impressive catalogue of music and storytelling steeped in both ancient myths and contemporary dread. A fog of sickness, trauma and mute inevitability inhabits these records and is often expressed in the havoc with which Dawson’s hands produce sounds from his long-suffering guitar, an instrument as bruised, individual and indefatigable as its owner. After recent collaborations with Finnish metal innovators Circle and his work with Hen Ogledd, new record ‘The Ruby Cord’ is a return to Dawson’s own world with seven tracks that plunged us into an unreal, fantastical and at times sinister future where social mores have mutated, ethical and physical boundaries have evaporated… a place where you no longer needed to engage with anyone but yourself and your own imagination.