Lancashire reggae-punks VICIOUS BISHOP have unveiled a first video from their forthcoming EP.

'She's So Dissatisfied', featuring - and co-written by - legendary John's Children and Radio Stars frontman Andy Ellison, is one of four tracks on Miracle Formula 168, which also features guest appearance from former Cockney Reject Micky Geggus and Sham 69's Dave Parsons.

Formed in 2021, the band comprises another ex-Radio Star, Rich Davenport on guitar and vocals, plus former Toy Dolls drummer Dave Nuttall and bassist Adz Woods.

"Andy and I wrote and demoed an initial version of 'She's So Dissatisfied' in the mid-90s when I was in Radio Stars,” explains Davenport. “When Andy asked me if I'd be interested in playing some gigs with him again, I jumped at the chance, and when we started talking about a set list, we were both keen to revisit 'She's So Dissatisfied'. I love Andy's lyric, which touches on the dark side of hard drugs, but I felt the music I originally came up with sounded unfinished. I re-wrote the chords for the verse, and then Dave, Adz and I worked on the music together, to give it a punky reggae feel. Dave's drum parts are tight as a gnat's chuff (technical term) and Adz' bassline is almost funky punk. It's gone down really well live.”

Andy Ellison and Vicious Bishop will be playing a special Radio Stars set at this year's Rebellion Festival next month.

Set for release on 26 July, Miracle Formula 168 is available to pre-order here.



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