AMYL and the SNIFFERS – ”  KEXP At Home “

Posted: October 31, 2021 in MUSIC
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Melbourne punk rockers Amyl and the Sniffers were the latest band to appear on “KEXP At Home” and they provided a searing set for listeners. The U.S. radio show has been conducting its live series virtually since the pandemic, with Amyl filming their set this month.

After a brief chat between host Troy Nelson and three of the band’s members – lead singer Amy Taylor, drummer Bryce Wilson, and guitarist Dec Martens, – their set started with a thrashing performance of old song ‘Some Mutts (Can’t Be Muzzled)’. The band then rattled through several highlights from their excellent new album, Comfort to Me: ‘Hertz’, the excellent lead single ‘Guided by Angels’, ‘Security’, ‘Knifey’, and ‘Capital’.

After two more tracks, the three members returned to chat with Nelson about the success of their recent album. There was a lovely moment of dry Aussie humour from guitarist Martens when Nelson informed listeners that Taylor had to nip away for a few minutes to deal with a blind repairs person. “That’s amazing, he’s blind and he’s repairing your house,” he said, presumably to the bemusement of the American host.

Comfort to Me”, Amyl’s second album, came on September 10th to strong reviews. “If there’s a theme here, it’s a flat-out refusal to stay what they are,” said the review. “Taylor’s lyrics are tighter, the compositions are smarter, and the ideas are bigger: “Comfort To Me” is the sound of a young band realising it has more, much more, to give.”

“On their second album, the Australian quartet expands into a Colossus-sized version of itself. Everything feels bigger, heavier, and more meaningful,” 

Songs: Some Mutts (Can’t Be Muzzled) Hertz Guided By Angels Security Knifey Capital I Don’t Need A Cunt (Like You To Love Me) Maggot Filmed at Soundpark Studios in Melbourne, Australia

Amyl and The Sniffers sharing a live performance recorded exclusively for KEXP and talking to Troy Nelson.

Recorded October 14th, 2021.

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