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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

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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