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Amyl & The Sniffers Sign To Rough Trade Records


We couldn’t be more excited to announce the signing of Amyl & The Sniffers for the world excluding North America (ATO) and Australia / New Zealand (Flightless). Fun fact: this is the first Australian group to sign to Rough Trade for an album since The Go-Betweens.

The group told us: “It’s sick to sign with Rough Trade, the label has a great history. Plus hopefully we’ll get first pressings of Sleaford Mods’ records.”

Recently nominated in the Breakthrough Act category for the Q Awards. Amyl and the Sniffers are a grimy pub rock band from Melbourne, Australia. Amy Taylor (vocals), Bryce Wilson (drums) and Declan Martens (guitar) 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. Completing their line up with Gus Romer on bass, Amyl and the Sniffers took their cues from a diverse mix of genres including pub rock, Aussie punk, country and western and rap rave. They set out to have as much fun as possible and scared up a whole lot of fans along the way. 

Amyl and the Sniffers’ second EP, “Big Attractions”, as released by cult US label Burger Records in February 2017, kicking off a stellar year. Growing buzz made them a hot tip at Bigsound, while the band was added to cult Victorian festival line-ups including Meredith Music Festival, Cherry Rock and Boogie. In November, the band joined the legendary Cosmic Psychos on a national tour before capping things off with a sell-out NYE show at legendary Melbourne venue, The Tote.

2018 kicked off with a bang, with the band invited to support Foo Fighters on a leg of their Australian tour. The Music named Amyl and the Sniffers a ‘Band to Watch in 2018’ and put them on the cover, while rival publication Beat Magazine made them a limited-edition centerfold poster. In late January, Giddy Up/Big Attractions was rereleased on vinyl through Homeless Records, selling out the first pressing in preorders. Both PBS FM and Triple R FM made the record ‘Album of the Week’ and the band sold out multiple headline shows on the east coast.

Meanwhile, the Amyl buzz started to travel. Limited edition vinyl copies of the EPs flew out the door of Rough Trade Shops, pushing Amyl & the Sniffers into the Top 40 of the UK Vinyl Charts. The band will made its international debut at The Great Escape festival in May, followed by sold out headline shows in London, before flying out to the Los Angeles to join King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard on a 20-date tour of the United States. They return to play the Moth Club on Sept 25th.

Amyl and the Sniffers debut album is due out in 2019, and the meantime follow our playlist of them on Spotify here.

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