Big Attraction and Giddy Up
January 2018 RT Album of the Month
Big Attraction and Giddy Up, first time on vinyl and CD for dirty punk Oz sensations Amyl and the Sniffers.
The best band Australia have to offer at the moment. Snarling, exciting and totally punk. Amyl and the Sniffers are a punk band possessed by the spirit of seventies Australian rock. Amy Louise Taylor (vocals), Bryce Wilson (drums), Dec Martens (guitar) and Gus Romer (bass) are former housemates who formed the band, wrote a handful of tunes and released their debut EP, Giddy Up, all in a span of twelve hours. Taking their cues from a diverse bunch of legends including AC/DC, Cosmic Psychos, Dolly Parton and Die Antwoord, they set out to have as much fun as possible. Amyl and the Sniffers’ second EP, Big Attraction, was released in February 2017, kicking off a stellar year for these young punks. This release gathers both EPs onto one beautiful slab.
Frontwoman, Amy Taylor’s nasal vocals are something of an unconventional beauty. Her antagonistic persona and barebone snarls prove that frontwomen of punk are a force to be reckoned with. The call and response vocals provide an element of storytelling – akin to Eddy Current Suppression Ring.
LP+ - Rough Trade Exclusive. Limited to 100 copies on Yellow Vinyl.