Punk animals Amyl and The Sniffers have risen up from the sticky
carpets of Melbourne’s underground music scene to storm the world
stage. Renowned for their chaotic, ball-tearing live show, Dec Martens
(guitar), Bryce Wilson (drums) and Gus Romer (bass) smash through the
hooks at breakneck pace while “human firework” Amy Taylor lights up
the stage — an exhilarating ride that routinely leaves fans covered in
blood, sweat and saliva.
Amyl and The Sniffers self-released two EPs before signing to King
Gizzard and The Lizard Wizards’ Flightless Records label in Australia
and joining the band on a 22-date tour of the USA. Shortly afterward,
Amyl and The Sniffers signed to ATO Records for North America and
Rough Trade for the rest of the world — the first Australian band to
sign an album deal with Rough Trade since The Go-Betweens.
The band generated a ton of hype at The Great Escape and played to
packed houses at SXSW, topping the list of Rolling Stone’s best acts
of the 2019 event, with sold out tours soon following across the UK,
America and Australia. Major festival appearances came next, including
Primavera, Glastonbury, Roskilde and All Points East, plus an
invitation to appear on the hallowed UK music TV show Later…with
Released in May 2019, Amyl and The Sniffers’ self-titled debut album
earned the band a spot on the BBC1 playlist plus rave reviews around
the world. At home, the band scored Album of the Week on Double J,
3RRR and FBi radio, and hit the number 1 spot on the Australian vinyl
chart, an ARIA nomination for Best Rock Album, and a place on the
Australian Music Prize shortlist. Internationally, the band became
media darlings, with features appearing in publications as diverse as
Thrasher, MOJO and The Guardian to Vogue, Vice and Flaunt.
From high fashion to dirty punk zines, heaving back rooms to major
festival stages, the band continues to explode boundaries, giving no
fucks and winning new fans every time they play.