Sunday, 29 November 2009

Petiton to make bendy buses make accordion noises as they go round corners

Please join this group.

Joining a Facebook group is of course the world’s least effective form of political action. However, this is a cause Pig With The Face Of A Boy are particularly passionate about, and we believe Transport for London should implement the measure without delay.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Gig With The Face Of A Boy

Keep an eye on the 'google calendar' box on the right for details of our gigs. We're performing at UCL on Saturday, and next Wednesday we're returning to the Cavendish Arms as part of a brilliant night called the Cheeky Beggars Banquet.

More will appear soon.

The 'google calendar' box feels a tad cramped and messy. Does anyone know an easy and effective way to make it less ugly?

Thursday, 24 September 2009

The World's Smallest Festival

Pig With The Face Of A Boy will be appearing at The World's Smallest Festival this Sunday 27th September. It will take place in a secret location in South London. For tickets, text the word "BLAG" to 60777 (£1.50 per text). 50 texters will be given two tickets each entirely at random.

We're excited. There are some great acts lined up. It's going to be huge.

Friday, 11 September 2009

Our first album (La La Ha Ha)

A number of people have been asking how they can buy our CD. To make this both possible and easy, we added a button to the right of the page, which allows you to send us money via the electronic payments provider PayPal. You don't need a PayPal account to use the service.

To check the system worked, I tested it out, which rather irritatingly meant I had to fork out £7 for one of my own CDs. Much to my surprise, it arrived immediately.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Coming to a town

Pig With The Face Of A Boy will be performing at a town near you, if you happen to live near to Gravesend, which is a town in Kent.

We'll be playing at 7:30(ish) on Sunday 13th September as part of the Red Roar Festival.

We're also due to be playing as part of the World's Smallest Festival on Sunday 27th September. This is obviously top secret. If word gets out it will no longer be the World's Smallest Festival, so the endeavour will be pointless.

If you like us and think we should play at your venue or festival, email, and we'll see if we can make it happen.

(The photo is from a nativity play I was once in. It's not from the show. There are no puppet sheep in our show. There is no need to be afraid.)

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Another four star review

From ThreeWeeks.

"These boys are in danger of making 'anti-folk' the new rock'n'roll."

We are toying with the idea of pasting "THE NEW ROCK'N'ROLL!" on our posters, just to see what sort of people turn up.

Read the full review here:

Monday, 10 August 2009

Four stars in The Skinny

From The Skinny:

Come in off the crowded streets and escape the unending raucous cries of flyer-bearing promoters and overheated children – the Free Edinburgh Fringe Festival brings you sweet and twisted comedy tunes from Pig with the Face of a Boy and twelve perfect little songs cleverly composed with both well-honed comic timing and fine musicianship.

Their lyrics always begin in the world of the sane but then take a surprising leap down dark and surreal comic alleyways, where love-struck shepherds mingle with the half naked, urine-drinking Howard Hughes. With a jingly set of instruments, including a 12 string ukulele, their harmonies put you in mind of the early Divine Comedy, as they blend the melodies of music hall with intelligent acoustic pop tunes. A better hour of shiny comic songs may be hard to find, and certainly not for free.

Sunday, 5 July 2009

See Pig With The Face Of A Boy in Edinburgh for free

Pig With The Face Of A Boy are going to the Edinburgh Fringe! You can catch our show at The Newsroom every day from 6-30 August. As an experiment in socialism, all performances will be free.

We’ll be singing songs and talking in between. More details soon.

Saturday, 30 May 2009

Pig with the shirt of a boy

The annual Lechon festival in the Philippines.

They'll cook the pig whole, on charcoal, and apparently it's delicious. Occasionally the pigs are made to wear fancy dress, which people find humorous.

Are these pigs about to kiss each other tenderly on the lips? No, of course not. They're dead.

Monday, 4 May 2009

Donald is back

Donald is back. He's back from Mexico.

Does anything strike you as unusual?

We'll be playing at the Leather Exchange, SE1 3HN on Wednesday 6th May.

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Where's Donald?

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Donald is here. See if you can spot him. If you're in the area, say hello.

He'll be back in May. When he gets back, Pig With The Face Of A Boy be gigging and recording as if he'd never been away.