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Amyl & The Sniffers

Amyl & The Sniffers

credit: Photo by Jamie Wdziekonski

Amyl and the Sniffers is an explosive punk band from Melbourne, Australia — former housemates who formed the band, wrote a handful of belters and released their debut EP, Giddy Up, all in a span of twelve hours. Amyl and the Sniffers quickly developed a reputation for their unhinged live performances, in which manic lead singer Amy Taylor can often be seen crowd surfing or climbing up the walls. 

A break-out act at UK showcase festival The Great Escape, Amyl and The Sniffers were introduced to US audiences on a 22-date North American tour supporting King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, pulling rave reviews. 2018 saw the band sign to Gizz’s Flightless Records for Australia/NZ and to ATO Records/Flightless for North America. Following multiple sold out shows in the UK and Europe, the band signed to Rough Trade Records for the rest of the world.

"Led by human firework Amy Taylor, Melbourne’s magnificent garage crew Amyl and the Sniffers play the single most exhilarating rock’n’roll show I’ve seen in years." The Guardian



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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
From: Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Genre: Punk
Subgenre: Punk
Event Type: Showcase