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The debut album from Amyl and the Sniffers is the sound of 21st century Australia recorded in Sheffield with producer Ross Orton. It’s primal and explosive with a love of glam, the 70’s Sharpie movement and good time rock n roll backed with lyrics that somehow are simultaneously bleak and nihilistic, yet humorous and celebratory. The album is full of beefy riffs and stomping drums that rages and rolls and lives up to all the hype. It has attitude, sass and Amy’s sore throat howl.

Australia’s Amyl and The Sniffers reputation for raucous garage-punk mayhem has garnered huge buzz around the world, and today they’ve finally released their hotly anticipated debut album. Amyl and The Sniffers was produced by Ross Orton (Arctic Monkeys) and features 11 blistering tracks boasting 70’s throwback anthemic guitars and breakneck drumming with human firecracker Amy Taylor leading the 29-minute auditory assault.

“Aussie punk outfit Amyl & The Sniffers continued to stake their claim as one of the planet’s most explosive new bands  – NME  Amy Taylor cements her rock star status” – Pitchfork

Taylor is a certified butt-kicking, drink-sculling, rock star…”
4/5 The Herald Sun “Amid the aggro, Taylor’s intense stack-heeled charisma dominates: whether raging (Gacked On Anger) or romancing (“Beer in the cupboard, your eyes to mine”), she’s the queen of this glorious chunder from Down Under.” – Mojo  4/5 album review

“Its 11 breathless tracks bottle the barely-controlled explosion of energy that masquerades as their live show, then sprays it all out again like cheap lager.” – Q Magazine. 4/5 album review

Amyl and The Sniffers is a thumping, screaming, wailing, magnet for misfits, losers, and outcasts, a clarion call for rejects and mis-shapes that is also an obscenely good time.” – Clash  *8/10 Review

Amyl & the Sniffers

Australian hellions Amyl & The Smiffers have announced their self-titled debut album will be out May 24th via Rough Trade Records, ATO Records and Flightless Records. The first single is the anthemic, rocking “Got You.” The video for it has singer Amy Taylor taking full control of the rest of the band, bathing them with a hose, brushing their teeth by force and leading them around on leashes…which may or may not be an accurate depiction of tour life.

The band have been wowing the U.K with their awesome live sets. ‘Got You’ is taken from Amyl and The Sniffers‘ self-titled debut album out on Rough Trade Records,

Amyl & The Sniffers have just made huge impact at the Austin Texas based SXSW Festival, confirming their status as one of the most talked-about bands of the festival, barrelling their way towards the release of their debut album with intoxicating energy, all channelled through the relentless, scrappy charm of Amy Taylor.

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Proudly reviving a Seventies punk they’re far too young to have experienced, Amyl & the Sniffers move at a breakneck speed. Pounding through tunes so quickly, it seems that they’re indifferent to hooks. But they’re not; rather, they’re just impatient to get to the next one. While the Sniffers seem on the verge of falling apart, Amyl prowls the stage, and her restlessness lends the band a coiled energy. At their best, Amyl & the Sniffers sound like Blondie deciding they’d be better off as a dirtbag bar band who dabbled in hardcore. It’s a combination that results in some glorious noise.

Releases September 21st, 2018

Some Mutts (Can’t Be Muzzled) and Cup of Destiny by Amyl and the Sniffers.
7” available through Flightless in Aus and Flightless via ATO in America. Limted to 1000.
Drums- Bryce Wilson, Bass – Gus Romer, Vocals Lyrics- Amy Taylor. Guitar- Dec Martens.

Amyl and the Sniffers are Amy Taylor (vocals), Gus Romer (bass) Bryce Wilson (drums) and Declan Martens. They formed in Melbourne, Australia in early 2016 and wrote, self-recorded and released their debut EP, “Giddy Up”, all in a span of twelve hours.

Their second EP, Big Attractions, was released in February 2017 then re-released as a 12” double EP with Giddy Up, through Homeless Records in Australia and Damaged Goods in the UK. Both PBS FM and Triple R FM in Melbourne made the record ‘Album of the Week’ and the band went on the sell out multiple Australian headline shows. 2018 saw limited edition vinyl copies of Giddy Up/Big Attractions fly off the shelves, pushing Amyl and the Sniffers into the Top 40 on the UK Vinyl Charts.

The band made their international debut at The Great Escape festival in May followed by sold out shows in London, before flying out to the Los Angeles to join King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard on a 22-date tour of the United States.

Return trips to both the UK and US followed later in the year, where the band played to packed houses and rave festival reviews.

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Buzzworthy Melbourne punks Amyl & The Sniffers have announced a solid string of east-coast tour dates through August and September, bookending their impending appearance at Brisbane’s Bigsound Festival next month. The ascendant garage-punk gurus have made a considerable impact in their home stomping ground in a relatively short time, swiftly picking up a deal with increasingly punk-savvy agency Premier Artists and earning a reputation for hectic live performances that have accrued them a dedicated following already.

They’ve released two EPs to date — last year’s “Giddy Up” and this year’s “Big Attraction” — and are sure to come away from their upcoming interstate adventure with a raft of new conscripts to the Amyl army.

Check out the mildly NSFW clip for 70’s Street Munchies below,

Band Members
Amy Taylor – Vocals
Dec Martens – Guitar
Bryce Wilson – Drums
Fergus Romer – Bass