Saturday Shenanigans: The Mighty Vipers
The Mighty Vipers are an eight-piece party machine from the north of England. A composite of brass band culture mixed with the protest activism of punk rock, driven forward with a reggae-inspired groove.
“Like a steamroller of sound; smashing you round the face with a wet kipper while you make your best sex face” – Express and Star
Just like the black, sooty stuff that fuelled the industrial revolution, the Vipers are miners of kinetic frenzy, both onstage and off, creating a unified sea of sweat, smiles and celebration. Set your brain into defragmentation mode and let the soul man your human.
“Mighty Vipers are a new ska band from Shrewsbury and their album Elemental is a great take on all the bits of the ska story from Rocksteady and Calypso to Punk Ska. Also great lyrics and melodies – It’s hard to disagree with that having heard Chasing the Sun” – Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music