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Amyl and The Sniffers’ drop first new music in three years: ‘U Should Not Be Doing That’ & ‘Facts’

Amyl and The Sniffers are pleased to announce their first new music in over three years, with new single ‘U Should Not Be Doing That’ backed by B-side ‘Facts’ released on B2B Records / Virgin Music Group.

Recorded with Nick Launay (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), the first new music from the Melbourne, Australia foursome since its 2021 sophomore album Comfort To Me. Taylor’s unmistakable vocals—which once moved Pitchfork to crown her “punk’s reigning snarl champion”—cut through with newfound range and confidence, while Martens, Romer and Wilson refine their magnetic proto-punk din to incorporate a radically expanded palette of sonic elements—spanning the AC/DC-esque rhythmic stomp of ‘U Should Not Be Doing That’ to the Stooges-by-way-of-Black Flag guitar pyrotechnics of ‘Facts’ and beyond.

Frontwoman Amy Taylor says: “Lyrically they’re both pretty self-explanatory. ‘U Should Not Be Doing That’ makes me laugh, but it’s also in a way poking fun at the shock that people still feel at a little bit of skimpy clothing, and the bitchy high school way that the music community still is (yes I’m talking to you random 40 year old metalheads sitting around a table doing lines and bitching about a 28 year old chick in a band for wearing shorts and “selling out”) but it mainly makes me laugh. It’s unconscious and meant nothing at the time of writing it but now I think it’s a comedic way of rubbing the dog’s nose in its own dog piss after it wee’d on your favourite rug or something.”

To accompany the single, the band have also released a new music video for ‘U Should Not Be Doing That’, shot by their long-time collaborator PHC Films. The video was filmed in Los Angeles and features actor Steven Ogg (Grand Theft Auto, Better Call Saul).

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