Listen to Viagra Boys’ surprise new EP ‘Common Sense’

The Swedish post-punks return with their first new release since 2018

Viagra Boys have released their new EP ‘Common Sense’ – scroll down the page to listen to it now.

The record is the first to be shared by the Swedish post-punk band since their acclaimed debut album ‘Street Worms’ was released in 2018.

The EP was previously unannounced before its release today (March 6) and is, according to a press release, “a glimpse of things to come from the band later this year”. You can listen to the four-track record in full below or watch lyric videos for each track on the band’s YouTube page.

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Speaking to NME at All Points East festival last year, the group said they were “experimenting” more on their post-‘Street Worms’ work, but said they had no plans to address global politics in their new material.

“There’s a duty, but at the same time I don’t think there’s a duty to make your music and lyrics specifically address that,” frontman Sebastian Murphy said.

“I think our songs are mostly written about what’s going on in our lives. Not every band needs to take themselves so seriously. I’m not very good at political commentary, so I’m not gonna go write a political song. There’s enough of that, in a way. You know, ‘Nazi punks fuck off’.”

Viagra Boys are due to return to the UK for three sold-out dates in June before making their way back for a more extensive tour in November. The band’s UK tour dates are as follows:

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June 2020

16 – London, Village Underground
17 – Manchester, Gorilla
18 – Edinburgh, Summerhall

November 2020

10 – Bristol, SWX
11 – Birmingham, The Mill
12 – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town
13 – Manchester, The Ritz
14 – Dublin, O2 Academy
16 – Glasgow, Queen Margaret Union
17 – Newcastle, NUSU Basement
18 – Liverpool, Invisible Wind Factory
19 – Brighton, Concorde 2

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