Amyl and the Sniffers by Amyl and the Sniffers

Self-titled debut album from Australian punk newcomers Amyl and the Sniffers, who have been known to hit the road harder than most. You gotta wonder what exactly a person has to do to be worth of the title 'sniffer. I'm sure Amyl has the answers. Features previously released singles ‘Monsoon Rock’, ‘Cup of Destiny’ and ‘Some Mutts (Can’t Be Muzzled)’. 

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Amyl and the Sniffers by Amyl and the Sniffers
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6/10 Clinton 20 May 2019

Rock and bloody roll eh? If you read any biography concerning anyone growing up in Australia in the 70s or 80s then you'll know that it wasn't all the Cannanes and the Triffids or even Midnight Oil. Australia was and presumably is full of hoary old rock and roll bands.  It's hot, people go to bars and drink beer and dance around to rock and roll. 

Sometimes this rock and roll emerges out of the outback as is the case with Amyl & the Sniffers who play a kind of balls out rock which sounds like Courtney Barnett collaborating with Jayne Country and the Electric Chairs. It's noisy, it's bluesy, it blows away the cobwebs and if you are over 30 it really hurts your ears. 

I was never that much a fan of Suzi Quattro so this really isn't for me. It has a relentlessly driven punk energy though, probably best tasted live in concert because on record it's like a crow squarking over buzzsaw guitars.  What a narrow sound field they have but by god it's lively. 

8/10 Graham Customer rating (no review), 24th June 2020
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