Viagra Boys

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Viagra Boys
OriginStockholm, Sweden
GenresPost-punk
Years active2015–present
LabelsYEAR0001, Kosmos Recordings, Push My Buttons
Associated acts
  • Les Big Byrd
  • Pig Eyes
  • Nitad
  • Nine
Members
  • Sebastian Murphy
  • Benjamin Vallé
  • Oskar Carls
  • Henrik Höckert
  • Tor Sjödén
  • Elias Jungqvist

Viagra Boys are a Swedish post-punk[1][2][3] band from Stockholm.

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.[4]

In 2019, the band won the Independent Music Companies Association (IMPALA) Album of the Year Award for Street Worms.[5]

The band's second album, Welfare Jazz, was released in January 2021.[6]

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)

Singles[edit]

  • "Sports" (2018, YEAR0001)
  • "Just Like You" (2018, YEAR0001)
  • "Ain't Nice" (2020, YEAR0001)
  • "Creatures" (2020, YEAR0001)
  • "In Spite of Ourselves" (2020, YEAR0001)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jones, Daisy (2 October 2018). "Viagra Boys Might Genuinely Get You Back Into Post Punk". Noisey. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  2. ^ Corcoran, Nina (1 October 2018). "Viagra Boys: Street Worms Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  3. ^ Palm, Erik Augustine (2 October 2018). "Viagra Boys: The hidden depths of Stockholm's gonzo punk rockers". The Fader. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  4. ^ Nils Hansson (28 September 2018). "Dagens words: Viagra Boys är mycket mer än bara enkelspåriga". Dagens Nyheter. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  5. ^ "VIAGRA BOYS - Album of the Year WINNER 2019". IMPALA - Independent Music Companies Association. Retrieved 2020-11-07.
  6. ^ "Viagra Boys: Welfare Jazz". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2021-01-14.

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