Photo: Elijah Thomas

    "Primal and rather sexual" - Adam Walton, BBC Introducing 


Debut EP 'Rock by Numbers' OUT NOW!

Recorded before Pigeon Wigs had played a single gig, the duo of Jugessur and Franklin-Williams wrote the mini-album over the course of just a few weeks. Making for an impressively accomplished debut release that spans alternative rock references from across the ages, the band say they just wanted to “arrive on the scene fully-formed, like a baby with a moustache or furniture not from IKEA”. The 11-track record was produced and mixed by the esteemed Tom Rees of fellow Cardiff band Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard.

Speaking about the EP on the day of its release, the band’s axeman-in-chief Louis Jugessur expresses: 

“It means a lot to release Rock By Numbers because it’s been in the pipeline for so long, we’ve had so many hurdles in the way but now it’s finally getting out there. I’m really proud of what we’ve written, it feels like one solid body of work where all the pieces fit together to paint a pretty lil picture”.

While frontman Harry Franklin-Williams adds: 

“Through a series of funding delays, rescheduling meetings, and global catastrophe we have waded, to be coming out on the other side is akin to drinking fresh water after being lost in the desert or that moment you realise both nostrils are clear after an especially bad cold. This is only the beginning, you ain't seen nothing yet."


Pigeon Wigs are a 5-Piece alt rock band sprung from Cardiff’s fertile soil. Their riff-laden fuzzy tones and melodic harmonies come crashing together to form a wild beast like no other. Whether aiming their sights at social commentary, dysfunctional relationships or alien abductions they leave you ravenous for their next drop.

Having already received glowing praise from BBC Introducing’s Adam Walton and Bethan Elfyn, as well as a multitude of press praise including Line of Best Fit, The Crack Magazine and The Rodeo, the band’s debut EP Rock by Numbers has solidified them as true ones-to-watch as they continue their rampage around the South Wales music scene and beyond.



Press Shots

Debut EP "Rock by Numbers" Track Listing



Having already received glowing praise from Adam Walton at BBC Radio Wales and again from Bethan Elfyn, and a multitude of online press praise including Line of Best Fit, Glasswerk, The Crack Magazine and The Rodeo, their debut EP Rock By Numbers is sure to solidify the band as true ones-to-watch as they continue their rampage around the South Wales music scene and beyond.

People are saying:

"Retro-rock juggernaut - Line of Best Fit

“Full of snappy riffs and bags of fuzzy rock and roll that stands or falls on the quality of the melodies, and, thankfully, they’ve got those in spades" - The Crack Magazine

Round-up - “phenomenal… funky, dancey, good ol’ fashioned rock n’ roll.” - The Rodeo

"fuzzy riffs, foot-stamping drum clashes, gritty ‘60s-esque vocals, and helter-skelter melodies" - Glasswerk

"Choruses that make you blush, lyrics that you will relate to, with eloquently expressed vocals that shall get you off your sticky seat" - A&R Factory

"The strongest debut of the year" - Listen With Monger

"Without trying to sound like a trad-up-and-coming-indie-rock-reviewer ‘Near The Knuckle’ exudes a kind of raw attitude that could only be reproduced in physiological terms by a grizzly bear that just learnt how to play power chords." - Tom Rees, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard

"All of Jaggers love children combined couldn’t write a better banger than this!!" - Panic Shack

Tour History

Supported The Bug Club, Inspiral Carpets and CVC on their tours

Playing music festivals such as Kendal Calling, Green Man, Shambala, Sŵn, All roads, Devauden & Diverse Vinyl Record Store Day

Headlined venues across Wales, The Southeast and the Midlands