Swine Tax

Formed in Newcastle upon Tyne, Swine Tax is the creative voice of Vince (lead vocals and guitar), TK (bass), Charlie (drums) and Euan (synth and guitar). A close-knit group with a strong musical chemistry, the band continues to hone an acerbic rock sound that takes cues from both UK post-punk and US garage rock. Swine Tax are often noted for their animated spoken-sung vocals, sharp songwriting and wry social commentary. Well-known up north for their independent ethos, the band have immersed themselves in their home city’s thriving DIY culture and continue to gain a reputation for cacophonous and adrenaline-fuelled live shows.

Over the last two years Swine Tax have performed at several UK festivals and embarked upon a European tour that culminated with a performance at Motel Mozaique festival, Rotterdam. Similarly, late-2019 saw the band play a number of shows alongside BODEGA, The Futureheads, Working Men’s Club, Sorry, Pip Blom and Fontaines D.C to name a few. The band has also released several critically acclaimed singles and received support from BBC Radio 1 and influential figures such as BBC Radio 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson.

Works:

Relax
Browsing
Johnny
Screensaver
Grand Prix
I’d Like
Hold Your Own
Conversation
Never Ending
Thorns
Feels Like
Natural Causes
Tory Water
Get My Way
The Knack
Chronic
Brittle