Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods once said about Amyl and The Sniffers: “At least they look like they’re scum instead of pretending they are”. Which is him almost saying that he likes them. Almost.
The mullet-sporting 70s punk and pub rock influenced Melbourne band opened for King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard in the US a couple of months ago, and this song ‘Cup Of Destiny’ contains the same raw power (and only just about). There’s no moment where frontwoman Amy Taylor takes a break on this tune, channeling a bit of AC/DC perhaps.
Yet to be named, their new album sees them take on a much wider range of influences, like country and western and rap. You can expect to see it appear in the shops next year, with a bit of luck. Rough Trade seem to think that their new material is worth taking notice of, as they’ve just signed them. In fact, Amyl And The Sniffers think their new deal with them is “pretty sick”. The Foo Fighters are also big fans, inviting them to open for them during their Adelaide performance with Weezer.
Amyl and The Sniffers are back in the UK on 25th September to play London’s Moth Club, and you can still get tickets, by the looks of things. They previously went down a storm at Brighton’s Great Escape city festival earlier back in May, so this will be another chance to catch them if you haven’t already.