Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs cover ‘Hot Stuff’ by Donna Summer

All Profits go to Sunderland's Pop Recs in memory of Frankie & The Heartstrings' Dave Harper

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs have covered ‘Hot Stuff by Donna Summer – listen below.

The Newcastle band’s spin of the disco classic will help raise money for Sunderland record store Pop Recs, which was co-owned by the late Frankie & The Heartstrings drummer Dave Harper.

Harper died in August aged 43, prompting an outpouring of tributes from the likes of The CribsNadine ShahTim Burgess and Self Esteem.

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Pigs’ Adam Ian Sykes explained: “Dave was a hero to a lot of people and rightly so, his contributions to music in the north east were enormous. Pop Recs is such an important place to the area and a legacy that needs and deserves a great deal of support.”

Lancaster duo The Lovely Eggs provide guest vocals on the ‘Hot Stuff’ cover. “[They’re] just as their name suggests,” Sykes said. “So easy to work with to boot. They were exactly what we needed.”

As for their choice of track, the musician explained: “When we’re writing we always begin with a single riff, it seems to us that ‘Hot Stuff began’ life the same way. It’s an untouchable song in a lot of ways but well, here we are.”

You can purchase the song on Bandcamp via its “name your price” option. “All profits [go] to help raise money for Pop Recs in memory of Dave Harper,” an official description reads.

In the wake of Dave Harper’s death, Frankie & The Heartstrings launched a crowdfunder to help support his family. The page raised £25,510 from 727 supporters over the course of 28 days.

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Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs released their third album, ‘Viscerals’, in April 2020. They are set to hit the road between October 23-December 19, taking in dates in Manchester, Bristol, Brighton, London, Leeds and other cities.

You can find the full schedule and remaining tickets here.

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