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VIAGRA BOYS BRING THEIR U.S. TOUR TO THE INDEPENDENT: BY SHADOWBOX MVMNT

VIAGRA BOYS – US TOUR

VIAGRA BOYS BRING THEIR U.S. TOUR TO THE INDEPENDENT – S.F.: BY SHADOWBOX MVMNT

Viagra Boys is a Swedish punk band from Stockholm. They were formed in 2015 as a six man band whom have stamped their own take on post punk genre. Influenced by talent like the Screaming Jay Hawkins and the Dead Kennedys, as Pitchfork stated with perfection: “With theatrical élan, the Swedish rabble-rousers lampoon the masculine and the moneyed on songs that match parody with precision”. The band’s first recording project, “Consistency of Energy” was recorded in Studio Cobra in Stockholm, and from the release came first live deliverance. Once their gigs began rotating, the “Viagra” sound began buzzing hard, sending melodic shockwaves through communities priding in experimental production that is currently (and creatively) exploiting the profound fusion of punk, hip hop, and electronic music. So we don’t avoid the obvious, the band’s name was chosen as a tribute to mans’ role in society, boasting the failures and misfortunes that can be encountered. As Fader Magazine brilliantly states; “The band’s name both ridicules the normative idea of hypermasculinity and plays down the stigma of not being a potent Nordic Superman at all times”.

VIAGRA BOYS – THE INDEPENDENT – SAN FRANCISCO, CA (SHADOWBOX MVMNT)

After the release of their sophomore project ”Call of the Wild”, the band was earnestly nominated for a Swedish Grammy, and began touring amongst the rising “elites” via festival proving grounds such as the Leeds, Reading, Roskilde, and Oya Festival(s). 2017 witnessed the Viagra Boys tackling their first official studio album ”Street Worms” (Soundcloud Link Below), by which was released in September of 2018 on the label YEAR0001 – the innovative factory spearheaded by one of Sweden’s finest – Artist Yung Lean. “Street Worms” was praised by critics around the world, and launched the Viagra Boys into another category; the one that dictates sold out shows and consistent air time with the likes of BBC Radio. If you have the chance to catch their live set, we highly recommend you do. In support of YEAR 2001 and the band’s triumphant studio debut, we were truly thrilled to step to the Independent SF; to soak up the raw, fun-filled, and aggressive fusion of artistry. We conclude by writing, that only a crew like the Viagra Boys, could play a live set in such a wild and free spirited manner, yet at a tempo that speaks to the confidence and composure by which that little blue pill (associated with their band name) is prescribed to offer men up on the daily.

THE INDEPENDENT – SF (SHADOWBOX MVMNT)

SOUNDCLOUD- STREET WORMS BY VIAGRA BOYS

REFERENCES

fader.com – pitchfork.com – wikipedia.com