‘Screensaver‘ is the latest track from Newcastle based post-punk band Swine Tax and it’s a punk-y offering with surf-rock tinged melodies. It’s a tongue-in-cheek take on our addictions to technology put to dynamic, frantic instrumentation. ‘Screensaver’ is in-your-face and I can only imagine how well this concise track would go down well live.
Speaking of the track, the band have said: “’Screensaver’ is about losing your password. It’s an in-joke about our technophobia, but it also attempts to get to the heart of a more widespread feeling of alienation that’s fostered by technology.”
“Lyrically we took a more direct approach than is often applied to the issue, by painting a vivid picture of a familiar subject we sought to highlight the everyday absurdities of a life lived online. We didn’t then imagine how relevant the track would be during this global pandemic – many of us are gawping at screens all day, slowly going insane and totally reliant on technology to communicate.”
Listen to ‘Screensaver’ by Swine Tax below and keep up with the band on social media via the following links: