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The last twelve months have had the NARC Magazine pages filled with the best creative talent, so we asked a few of them to be kind enough to share some words on the year coming to a close. Next up, it’s Swine Tax.

So, how was your 2018?
Grand thanks; we released more music and played to more faces than in 2017.

What was your best moment?
Sharing the stage with post-punk icons Brix & the Extricated and The Nightingales.

And your worst moment?
TK “accidentally” kneeing me in the balls mid-set.

Your favourite band of the year?
Parquet Courts.

Your favourite song of the year?
Young Fathers – In My View.

Your favourite film?
Peterloo by Mike Leigh is essential viewing – a passionate and powerful film about the massacre of peaceful protesters by cavalry in Manchester. German arthouse drama Western is also well worth seeking out too.

Favourite TV show?
For me, most current shows pale in comparison to the classic series The Prisoner and I Claudius which I watched for the first time this year – strongly recommend both! That said, I have enjoyed the captivating Italian crime drama: Gomorrah.

Favourite venue of the year?
Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne.

What was your favourite gig of the year?
Dinosaur Jr. at Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds.

And finally, what has 2019 got in store for you?
We’ll release more music and play to more people than ever before!  

Swine Tax’s new single Conversation is out now.

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