AMYL and the SNIFFERS – ” Comfort To Me “

Posted: July 10, 2021 in MUSIC

“I’ve got plenty of energy, it’s my currency” sings Amy Taylor on the opening track of “Comfort To Me”. After the release of self-titled Amyl and The Sniffers (2019), the band conquered the world one club gig and festival stage at a time. Their unrelenting, jaw-dropping live show propelled them to must-see status and prompted The Guardian to declare AATS “the single most exhilarating rock’n’roll show I’ve seen in years.” Comfort To Me is somehow both heavier and more awesome than their debut while having a new vulnerability and timely lyrical content.

Already renowned for a ball-tearing live show, The Sniffers made their international debut as one of the hottest tipped acts at The Great Escape in 2018. Soon afterwards, they signed deals with both Rough Trade Records and ATO Records, made a massively hyped appearance at SXSW, and finally released their self-titled debut album in 2019, landing them an ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Award for Best Rock Album, capping off a wild year for the lunatic, likeable punks.

Late in 2020, Amyl and The Sniffers went into the studio with producer Dan Luscombe to record their sophomore album, “Comfort To Me“. Written over a long year of lockdown, the album was influenced by and expanded on a heavier pool of references – old-school rock’n’roll (AC/DC, Rose Tattoo, Motörhead and Wendy O Williams), modern hardcore  (Warthog and Power Trip) and the steady homeland heroes (Coloured Balls and Cosmic Psychos). Lyrically,  the album was influenced by Taylor’s rap idols and countless garage bands and in her words ‘I had all this energy inside of me and nowhere to put it, because I couldn’t perform, and it had a hectic effect on my brain. My brain evolved and warped and my way of thinking about the world completely changed.’

Seventeen songs were recorded in the Comfort to Me sessions and the top 13 made the cut. They were mixed long-distance by Nick Launay (Nick Cave, IDLES, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and mastered by Bernie Grundman (Michael Jackson, Prince, Dr Dre). 

Comfort To Me” demonstrates the same irrepressible smarts, integrity and fearless candour as their debut but as you’d expect of any young band five years on, their sound has evolved, in Amy’s words it’s ‘raw self expression, defiant energy and unapologetic vulnerability.’

Comfort To Me” Deluxe “Melt Edition” Vinyl w/Zine

  • Includes exclusive 20-page A5 zine featuring “all kinds of personal crap, lovingly chucked together by Amyl and The Sniffers.
  • Exclusive alternate artwork by Bráulio Amado
  • 3-color yellow, red, and blue a-side/b-side vinyl
  • Pressing limited to 2,000 in the US
  • Available exclusively in ATO/Amyl online stores
  • Gatefold jacket with custom inner-sleeve, includes digital download

New Studio Album Out September 10th
Deluxe Limited Edition Tri-Color Vinyl, 

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