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.