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Introducing: Viagra Boys

Now available without prescription. Get yourself a heavy dose of Swedish Post-Punks Viagra Boys.

The Sound

Playing the gnarliest of gnarly post-punk from Stockholm, Viagra Boys have drawn comparisons to The Birthday Party & Devo. Fronted by the enigmatic American-born former tattoo artist Sebastian Murphy the band sound like Death In Vegas kidnapped Iggy Pop and made him a permanent member. Check out the track “Sports” described as “absurd and hilarious” by Pitchfork and plain “weird”  by Noisey. Either way it’s a bona fide tune and a perfect intro to the Viagra Boys eco-system.

The Story

Emerging bedraggled from a burgeoning Stockholm scene that boasts hip-hop pioneer Yung Lean and doomy post-punks Henrik Palm, Viagra Boys are partly made up of members from Pig Eyes and Le Big Bird. Benke, Benis, Tor, Sebbe, Oskar and Konie released The Consistency Of Energy EP in 2016 featuring the track Research Chemicals which you must listen to below. The EP propelled the band on a tour of Scandinavia culminating in a performance at Denmark’s Roskilde Festival. The band’s debut album “Street Worms” was released last week and once again spawned some bat-shit crazy live shows, this time in London’s Shacklewell Arms & Brixton Windmill. 

Essential Tracks

Viagra Boys – Research Chemicals

Viagra Boys – Up All Night

Described by DIY mag as “a relentless, sarcastic barrage delivered with buckets of energy and wit”. Agree.

Where can I see Viagra Boys play live?

Viagra Boys are on tour in the UK this October. Check out the dates below and get tickets on Ticketmaster.

Oct 22 – BRIGHTON (UK), THE PIPELINE
Oct 23 – LEEDS (UK), BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB
Oct 24 – MANCHESTER (UK), THE EAGLE INN
Oct 25 – LONDON (UK), BIRTHDAYS

Oct 10 – LEFFINGE (BE), DE ZWERVER
Oct 11 – BRUSSELS (BE), WITLOOF BAR @ BOTANIQUE
Oct 12 – ORLEANS (FR), L’ASTROLABE
Oct 13 – LILLE (FR), L’AÉRONEF
Oct 15 – PARIS (FR), POINT EPHÉMÈRE
Oct 16 – ANGOULEME (FR), LE MARS
Oct 17 – BORDEAUX (FR), IBOAT
Oct 18 – LA ROCHELLE (FR), LA SIRÈNE
Oct 19 – GRENOBLE (FR), LA BOBINE
Oct 20 – BESANCON (FR), L’ANTONNOIR
Oct 26 – EINDHOVEN (NL), DUTCH DESIGN WEEK @ STROOMHUISJE
Oct 27 – AMSTERDAM (NL), LONDON CALLING @ PARADISO
Dec 5 – COPENHAGEN (DK), VEGA
Dec 7 – GOTHENBURG (SE), PUSTERVIK
Dec 8 – STOCKHOLM (SE), NOBELBERGET
Dec 9 – OSLO (NO), ROCKEFELLER
Dec 11 – HELSINKI (FI), ON THE ROCKS

 

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