ATO RECORDS SIGNS AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS
NEW SINGLE & 7″ OUT NOW
“SOME MUTTS (CAN’T BE MUZZLED)”
SHORTLISTED FOR 2018 Q AWARDS
“Q BREAKTHROUGH ACT”
“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“
“Blistering energy… head-spinning Australian punk” -i-D
“Primal, mosh-ready punk on the rise” –Brooklyn Vegan
“Amyl and the Sniffers are brilliant” -Drowned In Sound
(Toronto, ON – September 20, 2018) – ATO Records is thrilled to announce their newest signing in partnership with Flightless Records, Melbourne punk four-piece Amyl and the Sniffers. The young band was brought to the label’s attention when they opened for King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard on their 2018 summer tour. Singer Amy Taylor’s stage presence and charisma are undeniable.
Matt Wilkinson’s Beats 1 Radio show premiered Amyl and the Sniffer’s newest song today “Some Mutts (Can’t Be Muzzled)”. “Some Mutts” is the A-side to a new 7″ out next week just in time for the band’s tour. Pre-order it now at the ATO store; previously released track “Cup of Destiny” is the B-side.
Amyl and the Sniffers will release their debut album in early 2019 on ATO/Flightless Records (North America) / Flightless Records (Australia & New Zealand) / Rough Trade (ROW). The band is currently in the midst of a worldwide tour and will hit North America in October for a series of dates in Canadian cities Toronto and Montreal (all tour dates below). Tickets are selling fast!
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 and country. 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, was released in February 2017, kicking off a stellar year. Growing buzz made them a hot tip on the Australian festival circuit including mind-blowing sets at Bigsound, Meredith Music Festival, Cherry Rock and Boogie, capping things off with a sold-out NYE show.
2018 started with a bang, with the band invited to support Foo Fighters on a leg of their Australian tour. Australian publication The Music named Amyl and the Sniffers a ‘Band to Watch in 2018’ and put them on the cover. Both PBS FM and Triple R FM made the record ‘Album of the Week’ and the band sold out multiple Australian headline shows.
Meanwhile, the Amyl buzz began to travel abroad. Limited edition vinyl copies of Giddy Up/Big Attractions flew off the shelves, pushing Amyl and the Sniffers into the Top 40 on the UK Vinyl Charts. The band made their 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 and the Lizard Wizard on a 20-date tour of the United States.
Amyl and the Sniffers debut album is due out in early 2019.
Amyl and the Sniffers will be playing as follows:
9/20 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ EKKO
9/21 – Hamburg, Germany @ Reeperbahn Festival
9/22 – Groningren, Netherlands @ Vera Groningren
9/23 – Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Merleyn
9/25 – London, UK @ Moth Club
9/27 – London, UK @ International Festival Forum
9/29 – Memphis, TN @ Gonerfest
9/30 – Nashville, TN @ Springwater
10/02 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
10/03 – Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
10/04 – Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog
10/05 – Toronto, Canada @ Hard Luck Bar
10/06 – Montreal, Canada @ La Sala Rosa
10/08 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
10/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
10/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Beautiful World Syndicate
10/13 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd Music House
10/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
11/07 – Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy
11/08 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrlowland
11/10 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
11/12 – Belfast, IE @ The Limelight
11/15 – Norwich, UK @ UEA
11/16 – Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy
11/17 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy
11/19 – Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy
11/20 – Briston, UK @ O2 Academy
11/22 – Cardiff, UK @ Tramshed
11/23 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy
11/24 – London, UK @ Alexandra Palace