Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Swine Tax - emotionally rich indie rock on "Thorns"

Swine Tax hail from Newcastle upon Tyne (England) and their latest offering Thorns is such an awesome piece of free spirited indie rock. It is so stuffed full of musical emotions it feels like a celebration of sorts. Sometimes 3 piece bands ironically feel the most dense and this is the case here. The ultra active base lines and drumming that is constantly erupting in fills around exuberant post punk guitar lines is something to behold. Not to mention the vocal performance that is cool but passionate (if not a bit pained). For whatever reason (and other sounds may come to you) I thought of elements of varied bands spanning different eras like Human Television,  Pavement, the Replacements, Sonic Youth and (oddly enough) Built To Spill because of some of the delicious potent guitar lines. I fucking love this song. 

Robb Donker

1 comment:

  1. We need more of this on the radio! Love singers voice a bit like Robert Smith and thats a great thing.