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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


The four-piece have also announced a livestream gig!

Image: Jamie Wdziekonski.

Fresh from their set at Splendour XR over the weekend, ARIA award winning rockers, Amyl and The Sniffers have given us a second taste of their forthcoming sophomore album Comfort To Me. The four piece have unveiled a brand new track, Security, which arrives alongside a visual

The band have also announced an exclusive livestream taking place this October to celebrate the albums release. Filmed in Melbourne, the event will see the four-piece perform the album in its entirety for the first time ever, filmed in one rake from a suburban wasteland.

Across thirteen tracks, Comfort To Me is set to show Taylor's expert lyricism, whilst also offering a more refined sonic realm. “The nihilistic, live in the moment, positivity and panel beater rock-meets-shed show punk was still there, but it was better,” Taylor says of the record. “The whole thing was less spontaneous and more darkly considered.”

The musician goes on to detail: “The amount of time and thought I put into the lyrics for this album is completely different from the EPs, and even the first record,” she continues. “Half of the lyrics were written during the Australian bushfire season, when we were already wearing masks to protect ourselves from the smoke in the air. And then when the pandemic hit, our options were the same as everyone: go find a day job and work in intense conditions or sit at home and drown in introspection. I fell into the latter category. I had all this energy inside of me and nowhere to put it, because I couldn’t perform, and it had a hectic effect on my brain. My brain evolved and warped and my way of thinking about the world completely changed.

Having to deal with a lot of authority during 2020 and realising my lack of power made me feel both more self destructive and more self disciplined, more nihilistic and more depressed and more resentful, which ultimately fuelled me with a kind of relentless motivation. I became a temporary monster. I partied more, but I also exercised heaps, read books and ate veggies. I was like an egg going into boiling water when this started, gooey and weak but with a hard surface. I came out even harder. I’m still soft on the inside, but in a different way.”

Made up of Taylor, guitarist Dec Martens, bassist Gus Romer, and drummer Bryce Wilson, Amyl and The Sniffers have quickly become one of Australia's most explosive live acts, bringing their punk show to stages nationwide. The four-piece will make their return to the stage this month, performing at Splendour XR, with sets coming up at Blacken Open Air, as well as an exclusive set as part of VIVID Sydney.

Comfort To Me is out September 10. Watch the visual for Security below.


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