Amyl and the Sniffers

Review: Some Mutts (Can’t Be Muzzled)/Cup Of Destiny – Amyl and the Sniffers ★★★★☆

Looking for some good tunes from down under? Look no further then Amyl and the Sniffers. The Melbourne punk band just released a two-sided 7″ through Flightless Records on September 21.

Amyl and the Sniffers consists of Amy Taylor (Vocals), Dec Martens (Guitar), Gus Romer (Bass), and Bryce Wilson (Drums). The band started putting out music in 2016, with their four-song EP Giddy Up. They then came out with a 6 song album in 2017, called Big Attraction. 

Amyl and the Sniffers is known for their energetic live shows, and raw simple songs. The band began to get international success when they toured with fellow Australian band, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard in June 2018.

Amyl and the Sniffers

The first single Some Mutts (Can’t Be Muzzled), starts with some thumping bass and drums, then cuts to some rocking chords from the guitar. Then a powerful “Huh” by Amy, and the song is off!

The second single Cup of Destiny, is just barely over 2 mins but it is full with attitude. Amy’s vocals are like an angry teenager with a bone to pick, and she has picked you. As she is yelling at you, you notice her Aussie accent seeping through her declarations.

I give this double single 4.5 stars.

The only thing that I wish would be different is the production. I think it would sound better if it was fuller. If the levels on all the channels were cranked to 11. But hopefully, as they become more popular they can get better production done on their future recordings.

If you’d like to hear more music by Amyl and the Sniffers, check out their Bandcamp. You can also find them on Spotify.

This album was selected and reviewed by Cole Foster, published by The Ennui Project.

Cole Foster
Cole Foster is a Rexburg local, and the frontman for local rock'n'roll group, For Your Health. Foster is a contributing author for The Ennui Project and is the brains behind "The Peel" a podcast that peels back the musicians of Rexburg, Idaho.

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