Get Acquainted With... Coughin' Vicars 16.5.24

When the Last Book is written on artistic ideals and what it means to be moved by the musical Neu Realm, The Future Testament will read just two words: Coughin' Vicars.
The Vicars have been on a tear of late following up their ferocious debut long player Ritual Discipline, which collected the quintet's first 2 home recorded cassette tapes self-released during Lockdown 2020, by landing on Steve Lamacq's 6 Music New Music Fix in Spring' 22 and decimating stages throughout the country with their incendiary live show.
Further solidifying their reputation as one of the UK's most intriguing new acts with their pulsating authority-baiting sermon One Cuff Fits All, included on the Punk Rock Vinyl Volume #1 compilation in April '23, CV closed out last year with electric main stage slots at Rebellion Punk Festival and Birko's Future Now.
And now? They're gearing up for Phase 2 of Operation: Coughin' Chaos, accompanied by their latest single, Until The Feeling Turns Cold, which marks the arrival of their second album, Curses and Prayers.
With swirling guitars chaperoning 80's doom laden, frostbitten romanticism, Until The Feeling Turns Cold moodily showcases the band's Post Punk Death Rock leanings whilst retaining vocalist Roman Remains' grit ridden Mersey molten bite. Despite it's lyrical content, this fragmented cut is destined to become this Summer's anarchic anthem and mercurial message for the converted masses.
If passionate, energetic and captivating music played with an urgent authenticity be what you crave, you just found your new favourite band.
Until The Feeling Turns Cold is out now.
Curses and Prayers, drops on 26.7.2024 through indie Punk Noise label Venn Records. Pre-orders for the record are live, with the first 30 LP purchasers receiving an official Coughin' Vicars ceremonial silk screened neck drape.
Catch 'em on the road:
24.5.24: Peer Hat, Manchester
5.7.24 -7.7.24:  Swine Fest, Fulford Arms, York
12.7.24: Leodis Requiem Fest, Boom, Leeds
1.8.24:   Rebellion Festival, Blackpool
Words by Marty McGovern