The album title track is a fun introduction of what to expect on the album coming out on 19 January. Its debut at the Deni Ute Muster was also the setting for the music video filming where fans of the band were able to participate donning the trademark blue singlets The Pigs are known for.
“We spent a lot of time getting the right sounds for each song and using recording techniques to capture that, this album is very song based” T-Bone Pig said in describing the pop-rock leaning this album leans more into in comparison to previous albums. Hillbilly Synthesizer debuted at number 7 on the AMRAP AirIt Regional Chart.
“I really love old synthesisers,” Stretch Pig said. “My imagination just went wild as I pictured this primitive, homemade synth that mythically comes to life. The fact that it is all original means we’ve got some stories to tell with this album,” Stretch said.
“There are a whole lot of interesting characters in there from the couple who get together and decide not to have sex to the Robot Goat that was created from a secret government experiment and becomes friends with a family and is on the run. We want the listener to have fun with this album and we have a few different kinds of fun there. We have funny songs, catchy tunes that we hope people enjoy and a couple of songs on the bluegrassy edge of what we do and others that are more pop rock than we’ve ever done before.”
What’s been great about the Pigs' music over their years is that walk they make in their musical storytelling that sits somewhere between comedy and authentic country which is how they captivated the mainstream and continued to do so after their Australia’s Got Talent appearance years ago.
“We didn’t want to force anything on anybody, but we wanted to make the best album we could and people can take it how they want. Buffalo Dream is one of those songs you can read in different ways”.
The new album will also feature their first ever long song, many of the songs written while visiting relatives in Germany.
Hillbilly Synthesiser will be released on Friday, 18 January 2019 with the official launch during the Tamworth Country Music Festival before kicking off their 6 month tour throughout the East Coast. It is currently available for pre-order on iTunes.