Viagra Boys

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Viagra Boys
OriginStockholm, Sweden
Genres
Years active2015–present
LabelsYEAR0001, Kosmos Recordings, Push My Buttons
Members
  • Sebastian Murphy
  • Oskar Carls
  • Henrik Höckert
  • Tor Sjödén
  • Elias Jungqvist
  • Linus Hillborg
Past members
  • Benjamin Vallé
  • Martin Ehrencrona
  • Rasmus Booberg

Viagra Boys is a Swedish rock band from Stockholm.[2][3][4]

The band was formed in 2015, with several members coming from the bands Les Big Byrd, Pig Eyes, Nine, Nitad, and Neu-Ronz. In 2018, they released their first album, Street Worms. Nils Hansson, a journalist at the newspaper Dagens Nyheter described the band favorably, praising their musical style, as well as their use of black humor and satire, and rated the album a five out of five.[5]

In 2019, the band won the Independent Music Companies Association (IMPALA) Album of the Year Award for Street Worms.[6]

The band's second album, Welfare Jazz, was released in January 2021.[7]

The band's third album, Cave World, was released in July 2022.[8]

Benjamin Vallé, the band's co-founder and former guitarist, died in October 2021.[9][10]

Members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Sebastian Murphy – lead vocals (2015–present)
  • Henrik Höckert – bass guitar (2015–present)
  • Tor Sjödén – drums (2015–present)
  • Oscar Carls – saxophone (2017–present)
  • Elias Jungqvist – keyboards (2019–present)

Past members[edit]

  • Benjamin Vallé – guitar (2015–2020)
  • Martin Ehrencron – synth (2015–2019)
  • Rasmus Booberg – guitar (2015–2017)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

  • Consistency of Energy (2016, Push My Buttons)
  • Call of the Wild (2017, Push My Buttons)
  • Common Sense (2020, Year0001)

Live albums[edit]

  • Shrimp Sessions (2019, Year0001)
  • Shrimp Sessions 2 (2021, Year0001)

Singles[edit]

  • "Sports" (2018, Year0001)
  • "Just Like You" (2018, Year0001)
  • "Ain't Nice" (2020, Year0001)
  • "Creatures" (2020, Year0001)
  • "In Spite of Ourselves" (with Amy Taylor) (2020, Year0001)
  • "Girls & Boys" (2021, Year0001)
  • "Ain't No Thief" (2022, Year0001)
  • "Troglodyte" (2022, Year0001)
  • "Punk Rock Loser" (2022, Year0001)
  • “Big Boy” (with Jason Williamson) (2022, Year0001)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gaffe, Sasha (July 11, 2018). "Viagra Boys: "Sports" Track Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 11, 2022.
  2. ^ Jones, Daisy (2 October 2018). "Viagra Boys Might Genuinely Get You Back Into Post Punk". Noisey. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  3. ^ Corcoran, Nina (1 October 2018). "Viagra Boys: Street Worms Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  4. ^ Palm, Erik Augustine (2 October 2018). "Viagra Boys: The hidden depths of Stockholm's gonzo punk rockers". The Fader. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  5. ^ Hansson, Nils (28 September 2018). "Dagens words: Viagra Boys är mycket mer än bara enkelspåriga". Dagens Nyheter. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  6. ^ "VIAGRA BOYS - Album of the Year WINNER 2019". IMPALA - Independent Music Companies Association. Retrieved 2020-11-07.
  7. ^ "Viagra Boys: Welfare Jazz". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2021-01-14.
  8. ^ "Viagra Boys: Cave Story". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2022-07-19.
  9. ^ Demirian, Natalie (27 October 2021). "Viagra Boys-gitarristen Benjamin Vallé död". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 27 October 2021.
  10. ^ Hussey, Allison (27 October 2021). "Viagra Boys' Benjamin Vallé Has Died at 47". Retrieved 27 October 2021.

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