Aussie punk outfit Amyl And The Sniffers has been making themselves heard over the past few years, both for their wild stage performances and for giving the ”mullet” a real comeback.
Their charismatic singer, Amy Taylor (who I am certain is the soul child of Bon Scott and Wendy O. Williams), is here to remind us a woman can play rock ‘n’ roll and fuck things up just as beautifully as Iggy Pop. And that makes my young (female) heart so proud!
But creating a great rock album isn’t done with a crazy stage show and a great look alone, and for this reason I was afraid that this album wouldn’t live up to my expectations. Luckily, all my worries washed away as soon as I pressed play.
The band kicks the door open with “Starfire 500,” and then it’s just full speed ahead with “Cup Of Destiny” and “GFY.” “Moonsoon Rock” is a high-tempo boogie that would have made grandpa Lemmy proud. “Got You” is a catchy sing-along made for the pub, and you can almost feel the sticky beer all over your hands after lifting your glass and screaming ”I GOT YOU!”
Tying it all together, closer “Some Mutts (Can’t Be Muzzled)” exemplifies the band’s fusion of proto-punk, glam rock, pub rock, oi! beats and epic guitar solos.
With their self-titled debut, Amyl And The Sniffers deliver an album that makes you want to drink, fight and fuck. And if that’s not punk, I surrender!