Updated: Apr 28
Amyl and The Sniffers
Amyl and The Sniffers are the definition of loud, brash, punk rock. Since releasing their first EP in 2016, the Melbourne band has earned superfans all over the world and have created an environment that's known for producing such a ferocious and angsty space that it's not uncommon to hear of wild stories coming out of their shows. From someone carving "Amyl" into their stomach during their set to another having a heart attack in the pit, they've built a reputation for being one of the wildest live bands to come out of Australia.
After touring extensively in 2018 and 2019, The Sniffers came to a screeching halt with the rest of the world in 2020. Though the days of touring looked bleak, it gave the group time to craft what was named one of the best albums of 2021, Comfort to Me. Their most personal album yet, Comfort to Me explores themes of sexism and authority with tenacity and a heavy garage rock sound. Its got heart, honesty, and vulnerability, yet exudes the tough as nails persona of Amyl and The Sniffers.
We sat down with vocalist Amy Taylor to talk about her personal upbringing and the formation of the band, the process in writing Comfort to Me and the comparison to previous albums, their quick rise to success and gaining high profile fans, and Taylor's onstage presence during their live shows.
Check it out!