SWINE - Self Titled


Swine, from Sydney, Australia, formed in late 2011, with a "singer" set on sludge punk, a monstrous drummer pounding in some southern metal/hardcore elements, a guitarist who's musical advice is always "faster, with more shouting" and a Bass player caught in a strange Danzig/Hank III love triangle. Laden with feedback (to cover the fuck ups) and balls out intensity. Throw in the occasional groove for good measure and you've got and you've got yourself a hardcore punk band "too rowdy to play their instruments" with only the slightest chance of a half-time breakdown and no chance of any 808 drops.

They just released their 13-song debut album, and if you're a fan of The Bronx, Obliterations, The Chariot or Norma Jean, you need to get it. They are strong believers in the "name your price" model, so since they funded this album themselves, you should head over to their Bandcamp page and give them some $$$ if you like it. This is about the most "punk rock" thing you'll see on this blog but I stand behind it. This is the way punk should sound. Plus, any band with a song titled "Die Hipster Die" is OK in my book.

- download -
1. D.I.Y.
2. Atlas
3. Shitlists
4. Vagina Dentata
5. Hated
6. Die Hipster Die
7. Spectacles
8. Aging Ink Tumour
9. Dionysiac Urge
10. Selfless Shame Promotion
11. Zombie Bite
12. The Complicated Futility Of Ignorance
13. Gutter