TUNE Swine Tax - Hold Your Own
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Bandcamp / Lyrics: bit.ly/holdyourownbc
'Hold Your Own' finds Swine Tax at their most pithy and playful with effortless melodies, tongue-in-cheek wordplay and discordant car-horn honks.
Whilst somewhat ambiguous, 'Hold Your Own' can be read as a commentary on precarious employment and endemic loneliness in society. The track is propelled along by a tightly-wound rhythm section and punchy overdriven guitars. Vocal lines such as “take night classes, lose the glasses” are delivered with characteristic irony and suggest a critical outlook towards 'self-help'.
HOLD YOUR OWN recorded by Matthew Fisher in Manchester.
Mixed and mastered by Chris McManus at Blank Studios, Newcastle upon Tyne.