27 December 2020

Aussie rockers AMYL & THE SNIFFERS made a blitzkrieg impression last year with their
self-titled debut LP. A red-hot-blooded-deafening-retro-rock-powerhouse that leaves
your ears echoing long after it blasted through your trembling speakers.

And live??? OMG! Pure dynamite as Turn Up The Volume experienced in Antwerp last year. Manic hell cat AMYL looks like the twin sister of blonde punk Goddess Cherie Curry from 70s punk combo The Runaways and sets venues on fire with her bonkers stage presence. She’s pure dynamite and an overwhelming non-stop whirlwind!

This year the steamy band released a 3-track live EP Live At The Croxton (three bombs from the debut LP). The back to basiscs video for opener CONTROL makes you jump up and down like a kangaroo on illegal substances. No special effects, no arty farty visuals, only tons of adrenaline in motion. Oh my punkness!

Don’t lose your head, folks…


Amyl in Antwerp, Belgium, 2019 – pic by Turn Up The Volume!

One Festival Track A Day Turns Summer Into Holiday – Aussie Turbo AMYL & THE SNIFFERS Are No Losers

Memorable festival flashes to heal this summer’s ‘no festivals’ pain…

27 July 2020

(photo by Turn Up The Volume!)

Band: Amyl & The Sniffers
Who: Australian tornado sensation with prima punk donna
Amyl messing with her and your head from start to finish
Song: I’m Not A Loser – from 2018 LP Big Attraction & Giddy Up
Location: Los Angeles – 2018



The New Stooges – Here’s Punk Rock Tornado… AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS

AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS – Croxton, Melbourne – 2019

Unquestionably one of the hottest acts around. Australian tornado AMYL AND THE SINFFERS woke up the dead with their self-titled debut album last year. A smoking
piece of filthy punk snorters. To keep up the heat the rad rockers, led by hyperkinetic frontwoman Amy Taylor – the new Iggy Pop – released a 3-track live EP last month, to show what their scorching gigs are about (as I experienced myself last year in Belgium). Here’s one of the three killers cuts GACKED ON ANGER.

Sweat, swagger, and sizzling steam…

EP in full…


Hells Bells – Turn Up The Volume’s 15 KNOCKOUT TRACKS For MAY 2020!

This past month’s best…

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A maddening cocktail of roaring rippers and sassy strokes.
Fifteen jackhammers that heated up my isolation days!
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout May Team!

‘Skimmington Ride’ by SEX SWING (UK)
Apocalyptic and intimidating barnstormer matching these science-fiction-like times.
Contender-of-the-year single from their contender-of-the-year album TYPE II. Yeah!

‘Behajung’ by ELEFANT (Belgium)
Exotic designed title track of Belgian’s Krautsludge and sound-exploring crusaders from their new Sturm und Drang longplayer. Shake your belly and pirouette yourself dizzy. Fab!

‘Mr. Motivator’ by IDLES (UK)
Punk rebels hit again with riff crazy corker made to start crowded moshpits at gigs. Bingo!

‘Control’ by AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS (Australia)
Watch frontwoman Amyl Taylor‘s head almost explode. From live EP Live At The Croxton.

‘Crossbow’ by TAMAR APHEX (Israel)
A shattering juggernaut, dynamized by a rattling machine-gun drum and a mind-blowing bass vibrancy. A 24 Karat score you’ll have on repeat for quite a while. Flabbergasting!

Resplendent roaring ‘n’ roll jingle having a vertiginous effect on your limbs. From
the band’s multifaceted, rad self-titled debut album. Advice: play this very loud!

‘Celebration’ by RHYS BLOODJOY (Manchester, UK)
Electro-industrial madness mixed with psycho wave lunacy. Bloodcurdling synths whipped up by a bone-chilling cadence. From stunning debut album Human​​.​​Pattern​​.​​Repeat.

‘I’m Not Getting Excited’ by THE BETHS (New-Zealand)
A boiling ripsnorter pushed by rattling riffs, heated hooks, and lively licks. Supersonic!

‘Suck My Mind’ by CHEMTRAILS (UK)
High-voltage roller fueled by ruthless percussion, guitar extravaganza, 60s organs and ecstatic vocals. From their fresh must-hear album The Peculiar Smell of the Inevitable.

‘Just Friends’ by SMALLTOWN TIGERS (Italy)
The Stooges fronted by Joan Jett with the Ramones sniffin’ glue in the producer’s room. Riot girls firework from Italy. Check their mad debut longplayer Five Things. 1-2-3-4!

‘Seed Of Evil’ by BLACK NEEDLE NOISE (Norway)
A colossal, diabolic electronic drone thumping mercilessly as a brain-fucking hammer causing thunder and lighting electricity. Be ready, Armageddon is just around the corner.

‘Black Love’ by UNRULY GIRLS (Italy)
Head-twisting sledgehammer as dark as the night. Jaw-dropping industrial killer from their new, storming Epidemic album. A decibels-loaded beast of a record! Sonic nightmare!

‘Fresh Air’ by GREAT HARE (Sweden)
Electric-powered slacker swagger, glimmering guitars, glowing vocals, and a tenacious chorus. Impossible to resist. Probably the best piece of this Swedish quartet. Top stuff!

Furious. Red-hot-angry. Discombobulated. Pulverizing and disordered. You can burn
your poor ears by listening to this crashing bang. Let that be a loud and clear warning!

‘It Ain’t Water’ by ALISON MOSSHART (US)
When the lady sings the blues. Second striking solo single from The Kill’s wonderful singer.

All together on Spotify

See/hear you next month, music junkies…

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Watch Red-Hot Punk Tornado AMYL And THE SNIFFERS Go Apeshit With Live Version Of ‘CONTROL’…

Memorable live moments…

16 March 2020

One of the loudest sensations of 2019 was, undoubtedly, Australian punk tornado
AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS with their smashing self-titled debut album and their
kamikaze concerts as I experienced myself when they came, saw and conquered
the city of Antwerp in Belgium last year. Check my impressions here.

The band just announced a 3-track live EP on 7″. Ahead of it comes footage of their knockout rendition of ‘CONTROL‘, one of the hottest tracks on their debut LP, filmed
in August 2019 at Croxton Bandroom in the band’s hometown of Melbourne. Watching
the hot-blooded performance you wonder when hyperkinetic frontwoman Amy Taylor‘s head will explode. Hell bloody hell yeah!

Go apeshit too right here…

Antwerp, 11 June 2019 – pics by TUTV

Wham bam…

No mercy…

Let it fly…

Best Concerts Of 2019 (Pt 1) – Here Are Kamikaze Rockers AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS…

Turn Up The Volume looks back at his favourite concerts of 2019…

AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS – Het Bos, Antwerp, Belgium – 11 June 2019

Here’s the original review

A non-stop volcanic rawk & roll bolide from down under, led by the charismatic and the stormy frontwoman Amyl Taylor. An uproarious Melbourne based punk turbine everybody is talking about right now. Imagine a lethal cocktail of The Runaways (Joan Jett‘s teenage band) and metallic fury Plasmatics (with the legendary Wendy O. Williams) fueled by an eruptive Motörhead drive. Final result: hot-tempered, neurotic and fiery pandemonium!

The band released their self-titled firework debut album last May. A boiling record filled with 70s influenced blitzkrieg jackhammers that drive you totally out-of-your-mind and want you to smash your head against the wall. Check the insane heat out right here…

Yesterday the Aussie tornado invaded Antwerp, Belgium. Holy shit! What a gash gash gash!
Stage beast Amyl was all over the place, on and off the podium, while screaming, sneering and spitting at the top of her lungs assisted by an ecstatic mosh pit crowd that shouted the whole setlist along word by word. Kamikaze rock ‘n’ roll at its very best. SWEATY! FERVENT! LOUDMOUTHED! MAD! RED-HOT! RABID! RAZOR-SHARP! Terrifically breathtaking speedy tumult that does your hungry head in the way you really love it. Here’s a whirling idea of this gang’s dynamite craziness. Go and see them if you can…


Hello Antwerp

Pure dynamite

Bang it up

Let it fly

Hell yeah

AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS: Facebook – Website – Big NME Interview

(All concert pics by Turn Up The Volume!)

TURN UP THE VOLUME’S ALL STAR TEAM – Best Albums Of 2019… So Far

The albums that had a buzzing impact on Turn Up The Volume‘s greedy ears so far this year


‘Drogel‘ by FONTAINES D.C. (Dublin, Ireland)
A razor-sharp modern day post punk record about youth’s anxiety and apprehension for the future. Packed with adrenalized ripsnorters having an instant impact on your body’s movements. These young Irish wolves with their charismatic frontman will be big soon.

Play here…

‘Serfs Up!’ by FAT WHITE FAMILY (London, UK)
South-London‘s desperadoes are back with a versatile record of multi-layered tunefulness, hypnotic grooviness and funky psychedelia. Less provocative, but still enough wicked tales and barbed observations. Half speed, half valium. And live still one of the trenchant best!

Play here…

‘Schlagenheim’ by black midi (London, UK)
Indie guitar explosiveness with an experimental bravado, a deafening weightiness, and an acute vox in the middle. Totally refreshing, nastily cutting and forthright. Imposing debut!

Play here…

‘Welcome To Silvertown’ by SAINT AGNES
After years of sweaty work this 4-headed British psycho-blues-rock turbo released its
RIP-ROARING debut lonplayer filled with filthy licks, devilish hooks and hair-rising guitar electricity while singer/guitarist Kitty Austen leads the wicked troops with sensual panache!

Play here…

‘Amyl And The Sniffers’ by AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS (Melbourne, Australia)
70s punk and glam rock revisited with kamikaze frontwoman Amyl Taylor spitting and sneering madly and wildly. The Runaways, The Plasmatics and Motörhead, all in one. Ace!

Play here…

‘Peuk’ by PEUK (Belgium)
Smashing debut achievement by this fresh Belgian grunge engine with clamorous and soul-stirringly howling singer/guitarist Nele screaming her heart and lungs out and leaving you behind out of breath and pretty puzzled. Gloriously noisy and exorcistic! Hallelujah!

Play here…

‘I Like You but Not Like That’ by THE DARTS
Sultry, steamy, snappy, savage, sensual, sweltering and sizzling. Yep, THE DARTS are back with their second LP! Furious garage fireworks to go nuts to the way YOU and THEY like it.

Play here…

‘Musica Alla Puttanesca’ by MADONNATRON (London, UK)
Spellbinding sonic mantras wrapped in seductive tunefulness, both poppy and punky. Spooky stories interwoven with astute humor. And… best album title AND artwork in ages.

Play here…

‘Pursuit Of Momentary Happiness by YAK (Wolverhampton, UK)
This glowing trio’s second LP surprises in a bizarre, yet very fascinating way by its mystifying mix of nastily loud and strangely quiet, its fuse of reflection and rage. Top!

Play here…