Pigstock 2012 - Mojo Fury
Main stage (11pm) 2nd June
Tweet: Arguably the bravest and most vital set of the day!
Bold, ambitious, unpredictable and huge! Fresh from a UK tour, Mojo Fury storm the stage determined not to waste a single second. From the get-go, things are different and urgent. The drums are set up to the extreme left of the stage to make way for their brand new drummer (ex-Brigade skins man) Andrew Kearton. The first half of their set is almost entirely made up of new tracks, some of which are being aired in public for the first time. Opener “Safe in the Arms” starts off with confident Mojo angularity before James’ shimmering guitar line joins the dots and colours it in to reveal one of the most stunning tracks they’ve penned so far. “Grounds” (formerly “I Ain’t Sharin’”) is greeted like an old favourite. We get a handful of tracks from “Visiting Hours of a Travelling Circus” of which “The Colour of the Bear” and “We Should Just Run Away” are the standouts – the latter now a bona fide Northern Irish anthem, before finishing on new song “To Comprehend”. For the encore, they took on “March of the Pigs” by Nine Inch Nails. It was a perfect end to a truly remarkable set.
Yes: Ciaran’s bass detonations on “Grounds” and the spirit of joyous adventure from start to finish!
No: One of the new songs had a slightly worrying funk element but we’ll keep the jury out until we hear the album version.