With big crunchy riffs and a smooth bass groove,“I’d Like” at once recalls the bold sounds of 60s’ rock. And yet, this familiar vibe is skewed by a playful and sauntering vocal delivery. Some lyrics are light-hearted and detached, whilst others more tender and impassioned, as Swine Tax portray the conflicting feelings of vulnerability and catharsis that we can experience when sharing our thoughts.
Formed in 2017, the Tyneside trio (Vince, TK and Charlie) quickly found themselves at the heart of the North East alternative music scene. With their intelligent and gutsy college-rock songs, they have so far earned the backing of many radio shows, music publications and tastemakers, including the likes of BBC 6 Music, Louder Than War and The Line of Best Fit. Their captivating and visceral performances have seen their live reputation continue to grow, typified by them being invited to share stages with the likes of the Orielles, Shopping, Bully, Jeffrey Lewis, the Nightingales, Brix & the Extricated and more.
Following a home-town headline show at Star and Shadow cinema on Friday 22nd March, Swine Tax will begin their European tour in April 2019; this will culminate on 20th April at Motel Mozaique Festival, Rotterdam. Further dates to be announced shortly.
Swine Tax are currently working on new material for release later in 2019.
22 March, Star and Shadow, Newcastle upon Tyne
07 April, Broadcast, Glasgow
13 April, Vera Downstage, Groningen NL
18 April, brandherd, Mannheim DE
19 April, Helicopter, Amsterdam NL
20 April, Motel Mozaique Festival, Rotterdam NL