Quantum Pig release futuristic video for new single “Statement of Intent”

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Ahead of the online and physical release of their debut album “Songs of Industry and Sunshine” on February 1st, 2019, the Carl Sagan, Queen and Husker Du-inspired duo Quantum Pig have recently unveiled the slick, futuristic video single for “Statement of Intent”.

Watch the “Statement of Intent” video below.

Having released the artwork, track list and pre-order links for “Songs of Industry and Sunshine”, Mark Stevenson and Ian Faragher continue to build excitement around their debut album. As with the previously released “Citizen and State”, this latest serving of prog rock intricacy comes with a potent, thought-provoking message...

“"Statement of Intent" is a love letter to renewable energy”, says Quantum Pig’s principal lyricist Mark Stevenson. “Lyrically it has its roots in the 19th century and the birth of solar power, including direct quotes from Augustin Mouchot, inventor of the first solar-powered engine, and from an 1876 edition of Popular Science magazine praising his work: "Future generations after the coal mines have been exhausted will have recourse to the sun for heat and energy. The sun will be the fuel of the future". That foresight from over a century ago really struck me, especially as it’s a dream that’s finally being realised, despite the vested interests of the dirty status quo”.

The second half of the duo, multi-instrumentalist Ian Faragher says: “The video is a about the transition from old ways of thinking, symbolised by the hollowed out derelict we shot the principal footage in, and the promise of the new, represented by all those holographic screens and other CGI jiggery-pokery. This track contains perhaps my favourite lyric on the album: "Our engine should be the whole of the sky" - it just says it all and makes a great slogan too. It’s very Quantum Pig - big, optimistic and slightly left-field. We’re just the sort of band to release a single about solar power. Musically Statement of Intent has all the essential ingredients of a Quantum Pig track. It’s prog, both musically and lyrically, it’s rock, the guitars are turned up to 11, but it’s unashamedly hooky and singalong too”.

Both are full of praise for the video’s director Miles Skarin. Mark says: “He got the band and the song instantly - and totally delivered”. Ian adds: “Miles is a huge talent. We’ll certainly be working with him again”.

“Songs of Industry and Sunshine” will release online and to all good music retailers on February 1st, 2019, via White Star Records. You can pre-order the album here.

Formed by Ian Faragher and futurist and author Mark Stevenson, Quantum Pig manages to pen an unashamed love-letter to prog whilst seeking to break new ground, from punk to pop, brass band, electronica and classic rock. Initially conceived as side-project, blurred beginnings soon sharpened to reveal a clear path towards greater things - and a signing with White Star Records.

Quantum Pig’s musical powerhouse is Ian Faragher. Composer, acoustician and multi-instrumentalist, Faragher has played an active part in the UK experimental music scene for over ten years with his “Sonic Imperfections” concert series and radio show (Resonance FM). Outside of Quantum Pig he performs and releases experimental music with “The Broca Ensemble” (Champion Version Records), the “Tonal Liberation Army” and “The Drone Choir”.

Resident philosopher Mark Stevenson has two overlapping lives, one as a writer and musician, the other  as a “reluctant futurist”. As one of the world’s most respected thinkers on the interplay of technology and society, he spends a large part of his life exploring the cutting edge. He’s also the author of two best-selling books.

Having featured on Quantum Pig’s first slice from their upcoming album, prog-drummer du jour Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson, Frost*) will further lend his talents to the impressive artistry housed within “Songs of Industry and Sunshine”, which has been produced by White Star Records co-owner and in-house producer John Mitchell (It Bites, Lonely Robot, Frost*).

Ian Faragher - Vocals, guitars, keys
Mark Stevenson - Vocals, bass, keys

Quantum Pig’s live performance is supported by a rhythm section of session musicians and second guitarist.