‘Viper Club’ released their debut EP of the same name on December 17, 2021. Too late to make any best of 2021 lists but hopefully, just in time for some “ones to watch in 2022” lists. Viper Club has spent the pandemic writing, recording and self-producing this EP (with a little help from Jim Roach) and building an organic following on platforms like Discord, TikTok and Instagram, creating a community for their fans. Discover ‘Call Me’ the 7th March in Formula Indie
Almost entirely self-produced, Viper Club’s debut EP of the same name is a carefully crafted 5 song study in the human element of music. Instrumentally, the band embraces ambient sounds and unexpected human elements as an affront to commercially driven modern rock music. “Call Me” explores the complexity of relationships and the desire to make someone feel the same pain they are inflicting on you. “I DON’T WANNA GROW UP,” is about struggling with the stresses of adulthood while feeling too young or incapable of dealing with them- compounded by coming of age during a global pandemic. “Make It Easy” tackles the frustrations of dissociating. Powder Twitch is about drugs and the innocence that they strip from you. With over 500K TikTok followers and more than 34 million likes, Jack Vanderpol wrote “Internet Star” as commentary on the dark side of success as a celebrity or influencer.