How would you describe your music?
Energetic, real, deeply heartfelt. Kicka$$!
Tell us about how the history of the band?
Viboras were sort of born from the ashes of two previous bands: main guitarist and drummer already played together in Berenice Beach and singer and bass player for a short period played together in Derby Crash. We all met on the set of a Berenice Beach video, the bass player filmed it and the singer was the main character. From then it just sparked, the guitarist immediately wanted to create a band and we were all down with it!
What are you influences/ musical heroes?
The Clash, Social Distortion, Misfits, Rancid, Zeke, Ramones heavily influenced our taste in music but we listen to almost anything. Rock, hardcore, blues, 80s and 90s hits…you name itJ
What inspires you?
Well, usually what happens daily or happened in the past. Old demons or things we want to say out loud. What shocks us in the news. There’s so much to talk about, and it seems we’re all less and less used to talking to each other without filters like socials or screens
Do you write on the road? or do you prefer to write in the studio?
Always at home, driving around, doing something. Never wrote anything in a studio!
What is your favourite song to perform live?
Probably “Pick It Up”, our first single and video cause everyone knows it and dances and sings and goes crazy! Or even our cover of “Don’t Let Me Get Me”, audience goes crazy for this one too.
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
Opening for one of the bands we talked about just now, especially The Clash. They’ve been a huge influence and it would be a dream come true being able to share stage and stories with them (not really, we would just listen to THEIR experiences all the time in awe hahahahah)
What are you current thoughts on the music industry?
Like the name says, it’s an industry. It’s based on money as it always has been, and for the ones who get big it fortunately is a job. Some who are halfway there still manage to pull it off with some effort; for the rest of us it’s become real hard (at least here) to play, digitalization of music and TV is awesome but has its drawbacks: people avoid to come to shows cause they’ve uploaded something cool on Netflix and, you can listen to that band on Spotify anyways from home right? So live shows aren’t a resource of social relationships any more, not as much as they were 10+ years ago. If you want personal relationships and gratification you can post a pic on FB or Instagram or twitter and wait for the thumb up and likes of people who don’t give a s*** and do it automatically, just like you do. Music for us four is totally different and we’ll make sure it stays like that!
What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?
Hm. Our bass player got his beer accidentally spilled on stage by a guy and licked it off that filthy gross disgusting floor during our show. The public went wild hahahahh
What are your future plans?
We’ll be promoting our new album, “Eleven”, for the whole summer and start recording the new songs we’re working on shortly after that so we can think about releasing our 4th album by early spring 2019. Or maybe we’ll do a new single and mini-EP this winter, we’ll see. We’ll surely keep on playing during the process! Stay tuned and ROCK ON!