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In the last few months, Swine Tax have become an increasingly impossible to ignore mainstay in the local circuit. As well as a busy live schedule that’s seen them perform with kindred spirits like Japanese TV Club and No Teeth, they’ve kept up a regular release schedule, with their third (!) single of the year so far, Empty Life, arriving last month.

Now, on Friday 4th August, they’ll be combing their three online singles on CD, alongside an exclusive remix. Across these three singles – Chronic, Brittle and Empty Life – frontman Vince Lisle delves into his experiences of living with a chronic pain condition to produce cathartic indie rock. Musically, the band cite the influence of acts like Frightened Rabbit, The National and Car Seat Headrest, whilst Lisle has also noted the importance of the writings of the late Mark Fisher (whose work Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? is truly essential reading) on his writing.

Alongside the three already released songs is a remix of debut single Chronic from What We Call Progress. If their previous remixes for Therunningchelsea and Massa Confusa offer any hint, you can be sure that they’ll lend plenty of their intricate electronic stylings to this new track.

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