Amyl and The Sniffers

Amyl and the Sniffers are Amy Taylor (vocals), Dec Martens (guitar), Gus Romer (bass), and Bryce Wilson (drums). Formed in a Melbourne share house in 2016, the Sniffers wrote, recorded, and uploaded their first EP, Giddy Up, in the space of 12 hours. They followed with the Big Attraction EP in 2017, which featured the whip-smart track "I’m Not A Loser", the punching oi punk of "Westgate", and the pugnacious violence of "Mole (Sniff Sniff)". These early EPs had a grab bag of influences, from Australian rock to rap to '70s punk, but the sound was all the Sniffers’ own — short, fast, loud, and funny.

Already renowned for an explosive live show, The Sniffers made their international debut as one of the hottest tipped acts at The Great Escape in 2018. Soon afterward, 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 May 2019. Written and recorded in between back-to-back tours, Amyl and The Sniffers included the singles "Some Mutts (Can’t Be Muzzled)", "Got You" and "Monsoon Rock", which was playlisted on BBC Radio 1. The album was nominated for the Australian Music Prize and ultimately won an ARIA Award for Best Rock Album.

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 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. 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).

A major gear shift, Comfort To Me showcases a band that has emerged from the pandemic chrysalis louder, tighter, and tougher than before. The album was met with overwhelming critical acclaim and debuted at #2 in the ARIA Album Charts, #21 in the UK Album Charts, #2 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, and #18 on the Billboard Album Sales Chart. It was BBC6 Album of the Day, Triple J Feature Album, and Album of the Week at media outlets around the world.

Upcoming Shows


Sep
29
th
First Avenue
Sep
29
th
First Avenue

Amyl and The Sniffers

with Bob Vylan and The Rumours

Past Shows


May
13
th
2022
Fine Line
May
13
th
2022
Fine Line

Amyl and The Sniffers

with Upchuck and C.O.F.F.I.N
Oct
24
th
2020
Fine Line
Oct
24
th
2020
Fine Line
May
2
nd
2020
Mainroom
May
2
nd
2020
Mainroom
postponed

Amyl and The Sniffers

(moved to Fine Line)
with C.O.F.F.I.N

More Shows

Nov
25
th
7th St Entry

Raffaella

with Hank and Ryann
Feb
22
nd
Turf Club

Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express

Feb
18
th
First Avenue

Samia

with Tommy Lefroy and Why Not
Jan
29
th
Fine Line

Magic City Hippies

with CAPYAC