New Video: Acclaimed Melbourne-based Punk Act Amyl and The Sniffers Release Campy Visuals for Anthemic “I Got You”

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

The band made their international touring debut with an appearance at The Great Escape Festival and series of sold out London area shows, which they followed up by joining JOVM mainstays King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard for a 22 date Stateside tour. They made triumphant returns to the UK and the US that included packed houses and rave festival reviews. They ended the year by signing with Flightless Records for distribution across Australia and New Zealand and Rough Trade for the rest of the world — and they were also nominated for a Best New Act at the Q Awards and won the $30,000 Levis Prize.

The Aussie punk quartet took this year’s SXSW by storm, receiving gushing praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, Austin Chronicle, NMEAustin-American Statesman, BrooklynVegan, DIY and others. Building upon a buzz worthy and growing profile, the members of Amyl and The Sniffers will be releasing their highly-anticipated self-titled, full-length debut is slated for a May 24, 2019 through Flightless Records and Rough Trade Records — and the album’s latest single, “Got You” is a completely unhinged and explosive take on ’77 era punk, complete with a rousingly anthemic hook, enormous power chords paired with Taylor’s snottily delivered vocals. “‘Got You’ is about that feeling you get when you first start seeing someone and you’re excited to see them, no matter what shit they got,” the band’s Amy Taylor explains. “You just see them at the pub and it feels like the most exciting thing in the world, like you’re so lucky they’re even there. It’s definitely one of the ‘sweetest’ songs on the album and less punky. It was kind of inspired by Split Enz.”

Directed by Melbourne-based director Triana Hernandez, the recently released video for “Got You” features the members of the band in a dysfunctional and possessive relationship. The band’s Taylor adds “We worked with Melbourne director Triana Hernandez for the video and we decided to make it less like a love song and more cheeky. We wanted to play with the power dynamics a bit and turn ‘I got you’ into ‘I literally own you’, just to make it a bit more dark. It’s obviously not a healthy relationship but that kind of thing is easy to slip into, too.” 

The band is currently on a European Union and UK tour; but they’ll be making a Stateside tour during the summer that includes a July 19, 2019 stop at Market Hotel. Check out the tour dates below.

Tour Dates

4/10 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Paradiso Noord

4/11 – Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow

4/12 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Stengade

4/13 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser

4/15 – Berlin, Germany @ Zukunft

4/16 – Munich, Germany @ Strom

4/17 – Cologne, Germany @ Bumann & Sohn

4/20 – Rotterdam, Holland @ Motel Mozaique

4/21 – Schijndel, Holland @ Paaspop Festival

6/27 – Halifax, UK @ The Piece Hall

6/30 – Werchter, Belgium @ Festivalpark Werchter

7/05-06 – Oakland, CA @ Burger Boogaloo

7/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom

7/08 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar

7/09 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room

7/12 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda (Outside)

7/13 – New Orleans, LA @ Santos

7/14 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl

7/15 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings Raleigh

7/16 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall

7/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle

7/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel

7/20 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott

7/21 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz

7/22 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground

7/23 – Hamtramck, MI @ Outer Limits Lounge

7/25 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club