AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS
BIG ATTRACTION & GIDDY UP DAMAGED GOODS, OUT 18 MAY
Melbourne garage-punks’ debut sounds like a home tattoo feels.
Thirty years ago, Amyl And The Sniffers’ enthusiastic depiction of Australian larrikin life would have been consigned to toilet venues. In 2018, however, these mulletheads sing about blowjobs and biffs to stadia full of Foo Fighters fans. Good work. Musically, they resemble The Cramps mating with a drunken dingo, and are blessed with singer Amy Taylor, whose post-riot grrrl Nancy Sinatra stance emboldens 80- second blasts such as Stole My Pushbike and I’m Not A Loser (“My roommates think I’m a c**t/But I pay my rent on time every month”). Their debut is all about the first buzz, but Taylor’s star power could take Amyl And The Sniffers higher. Listen To: I’m Not A Loser | Balaclava Lover Boogie