Live Footage: Aussie Punk Rockers Amyl and The Sniffers Perform “Control” at The Croxton

Acclaimed Melbourne, Australia-based punk act Amyl and The Sniffers — Amy Taylor (vocals), Gus Romer (bass), Bryce Wilson (drums) and Declan Martens (guitar) — formed back in 2016. During that first year together, they wrote and self-recorded their debut EP Giddy Up EP. The Aussie quartet then released 2017’s Big Attractions EP, which they released as a double 12 inch EP with Giddy Up through Homeless Records in Australia and Damaged Goods in the UK.

Amyl and The Sniffers made their international touring debut with an appearance at The Great Escape Festival, a series of sold out London area shows and  a Stateside tour opening for JOVM mainstays King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. The ended a busy 2017-2018 with triumphant return tours to the UK and US — and signing with  Flightless Records for distribution across Australia and New Zealand and Rough Trade for the rest of the world. They also received a Q Awards nomination for Best New Act and won the $30,000 Levis Prize.

Building upon a growing international profile, the Aussie punk rock outfit took SXSW by storm and released their critically applauded, self-titled, full-length debut, which established their frenetic and feral take on ’77 era punk and won an ARIA Award for Best  Rock Album. Slated for a May 1, 2020 release, the Melbourne-based punk act will be releasing a live 7 inch, Live At The Croxton, which features dynamic live version of three of their most crowd-pleasing tracks — “Control,” “Gacked On Anger” and “Shake Ya” recorded at the band’s favorite club, in their hometown.

Live At The Croxton‘s first single is a live version “Control” which manages to recall Highway to Hell-era AC/DC, compete with a feral and booze-fueled intensity, centered by Taylor’s howling and some explosive, Headbanger’s Ball-like riffage. The recently released video is centered around live footage of the band performing the song — and it should serve as prefect example of what to expect from their live show: Taylor howling and stomping about the stage while the band rips and roars.

The band will be embarking on a North American tour, sponsored by Vice to support the 7 inch single and the tour includes two New York City area dates: April 23, 2020 at Music Hall of Williamsburg and April 24, 2020 at Rough Trade. Check out the rest of the tour dates below.

North American Spring Tour Dates

April 11 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
April 12 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
April 13 – Vancouver, BC, CA @ Rickshaw Theatre
April 14 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
April 19 – Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom
April 20 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
April 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
April 23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
April 24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
April 25 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
April 26 – Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
April 28 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
April 29 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
April 30 – Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx
May 1 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
May 2 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
May 4 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
May 5 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
May 7 – San Diego, CA @ Belly Up