Amyl and the Sniffers are Amy Taylor (vocals), Gus Romer (bass) Bryce Wilson (drums) and Declan Martens. They formed in Melbourne, Australia in early 2016 and wrote, self-recorded and released their debut EP, Giddy Up, all in a span of twelve hours.
Their second EP, Big Attractions, was released in February 2017 then re-released as a 12” double EP with Giddy Up, through Homeless Records in Australia and Damaged Goods in the UK. Both PBS FM and Triple R FM in Melbourne made the record ‘Album of the Week’ and the band went on the sell out multiple Australian headline shows. 2018 saw limited edition vinyl copies of Giddy Up/Big Attractions fly off the shelves, pushing Amyl and the Sniffers into the Top 40 on the UK Vinyl Charts.
The band made their international debut at The Great Escape festival in May followed by sold out shows in London, before flying out to the Los Angeles to join King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard on a 22-date tour of the United States. Return trips to both the UK and US followed later in the year, where the band played to packed houses and rave festival reviews.
Already signed to Flightless Records for Australia and New Zealand, the band capped off a monster year by signing with ATO Records for North America and Rough Trade Records for the rest of the world.