Amyl and The Sniffers w/ Surfbort

Amyl and The Sniffers w/ Surfbort

Sat · May 26, 2018

7:30 pm


This event is 18 and over

Amyl and The Sniffers
Amyl and The Sniffers
Amyl and the Sniffers are a grimy pub rock band from Melbourne, Australia. Amy Taylor (vocals), Bryce Wilson (drums) and Declan Martens (guitar) are former housemates who formed the band, wrote a handful of tunes and released their debut EP, Giddy Up, all in a span of twelve hours. Completing their line up with Gus Romer on bass, Amyl and the Sniffers took their cues from a diverse mix of genres including pub rock, Aussie punk, country and western and rap rave. They set out to have as much fun as possible and scared up a whole lot of fans along the way.

Amyl and the Sniffers’ second EP, Big Attraction, was released by cult US label Burger Records in February 2017, kicking off a stellar year. Growing buzz made them a hot tip at Bigsound, while the band was added to cult Victorian festival line-ups including Meredith Music Festival, Cherry Rock and Boogie. In November, the band joined the legendary Cosmic Psychos on a national tour before capping things off with a sell-out NYE show at legendary Melbourne venue, The Tote.

2018 kicked off with a bang, with the band invited to support Foo Fighters on a leg of their Australian tour. The Music named Amyl and the Sniffers a ‘Band to Watch in 2018’ and put them on the cover, while rival publication Beat Magazine made them a limited-edition centerfold poster. In late January, Giddy Up/Big Attraction was rereleased on vinyl through Homeless Records, selling out the first pressing in preorders. Both PBS FM and Triple R FM made the record ‘Album of the Week’ and the band sold out multiple headline shows on the east coast.

Meanwhile, the Amyl buzz started to travel. Limited edition vinyl copies of Giddy Up/Big Attraction flew out the door London’s hallowed Rough Trade Records, pushing Amyl & the Sniffers into the Top 40 of the UK Vinyl Charts. The band will make its international debut at The Great Escape festival in May, followed by headline shows in London that are already selling fast, before flying out to the Los Angeles to join King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard on a 20-date tour of the United States.

Amyl and the Sniffers debut album is due out later this year.
Surfbort, a four-piece punk band from Brooklyn, New York made up of David Head, Alex Kilgore, Sean Powell and led by Dani Miller, channels inspiration from the 80’s punk scene to produce rousing, explosive music. Surfbort’s live experience is visceral and confrontational. Their feedback-strafed, guitar-shredding punk music says no to a digital age full of intolerance; they radiate love and friendship. All are welcome in the SURFBORT FREAK FAMILY! Fresh off a tour with The Black Lips after playing this year’s Coachella, the band just released ‘Bort to Death’ a raw 4-track 7” on Hozac Records.

In the last three years they have supported acts such as The Dickies, Thee Oh Sees, Fat White Family, White Fang, The Fall, Martin Rev, The Garden, Tijuana Panthers, The Mystery Lights, Tomorrows Tulips, Sunflower Bean, DIIV, GOGGS, The Dune Rats, Leftover Crack etc.

A favorite among local artists, it is no wonder when Julian Casablancas caught wind of the Surfbort’s raunchy energy, he signed them to Cult Records. Stay tuned for more from Cult Records and the band.
Venue Information:
Moroccan Lounge
901 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA, 90012