The Vipers

The Vipers

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"Manchester's grimiest garage - rock bastards" - NME "Like a more compact Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster or The Horrors without the arty fashion pretence... The Vipers are firmly paving the comeback for old-fashioned filth-rock" - Manchester Evening News

Biography

Born in the summer of 2006 out of the malevolent noxious gases of Manchester’s underbelly, when the hope of the city’s music had been handed over to teenage wet dreams and those hell-bent on drowning in the nostalgia of Madchester, The Vipers burst onto the scene with a punch in the ribs and a heavy dose of rock n roll. Wearing their wickedness on their sleeves, The Vipers dish up an Orwellian glare over whatever dystopia their retinas retain from their travels round the bog-brush ends of Britain and their own little underground.

Since self-releasing their debut mini album, Fear Of The Redheads, they’ve had the pleasure of opening shows for The Bellrays, The Beasts of Bourbon, The Damned, Bob Log III, The Black Angels and The Dirtbombs.

Not giving a flying fuck if they’re soundtracking anyone’s life except their own, with missives from behind enemy lines, The Vipers aren’t a rock and roll band , they’re a weapon of mass destruction, military tight and louder than bombs, executing savage but brilliantly executed bursts of angry distortions. It’s an exciting, spine tingling spectacle built from the essence of a riot, but destined for much, much bigger things.

Lyrics

Ambulance Chasers

Written By: Nathan Whittle

I’m chasing / Lights screaming through the night / This scene is dying and I’m falling behind / No romance / The blood is draining from my veins
Silence / Drowning fashionistas / No nostalgia / Here come the ambulance chasers / I’m chasing / My eyes are scouting for the corpses / I’ve got my keys, money and my lipstick / No throwbacks / Can’t hear nothing but sons and daughters / Silence / Drowning fashionistas / No nostalgia / Here come the ambulance chasers

Circo De Brujas

Written By: Nathan Whittle

Watch our circus as it rolls into town / Jesters dogging in the tiger’s cages / A Skeleton Bride in a ring of fire / The jackals are waiting for the death of the little princess / / En El Circo De Brujas / Sal si puedes / The clowns cheated you from a show / Face paint dripping from the meat hooks / From the shepherd’s crook / A Skeleton Bride in a ring of fire / The jackals are waiting for the death of the little princess / En El Circo De Brujas / Sal si puedes

Pictures From Bethlehem

Written By: Nathan Whittle

Jackass popcorn TV / Treading cash and pressure wounds / Culture sliding to the sea / Andy’s 15 minutes of water breaking / The water’s breaking / Pictures from Bethlehem show / Terrorists and masochists / Chasing clowns in the street / With the Greek police / The water’s breaking / We are the damned

Discography

Fear Of The Redheads EP (Feb 2007, Northern Hoodoo Recordings)
Satellite Boys/Icarus 7" (Jan 2008, Dirty Water Records)
The Boys On The Burning Deck - FULL LENGTH DEBUT ALBUM RELEASED SPRING 2009

Set List

Circo De Brujas

Ambulance Chasers

Born In The World; Not Just Attracted to Beauty, Bit Somehow, Hopelessly Impaled On It

Revolution Of Your Bastard Son

House Of Flies

Athena

Rats

Pictures From Bethlehem

The Death Rattle