Asked to describe Amyl and the Sniffers music you could say the Australian band recall the heady days of punk: spiky, wild, provocative, and a little dangerous with a fierce live reputation. You could also tell people that their self-titled debut album, due May 24, includes song titles like "Gacked On Anger" and people would immediately sense their vibe.
Little over a month away from the release of the record and the Sniffers are sharing the video for "Got You" excluisvely via The FADER. The song is a scuzzy love song about the early days of a relationship in which singer Amy Taylor shouts "it's no secret you're my number one" over a scuzzy backstreet bassline. The video, which you can see above, takes things up a notch with Taylor seemingly having kidnapped her bandmates, tying them up and "looking after them" by feeding them from a bowl and brushing their teeth.
Speaking to The FADER via email, Taylor said: "'Got You' is about that feeling you get when you first start seeing someone and you're excited to see them, no matter what shit they got. You just see them at the pub and it feels like the most exciting thing in the world, like you're so lucky they're even there. It's definitely one of the "sweetest" songs on the album, and less punky. It was kind of inspired by Split Enz. We worked with Melbourne director Triana Hernandez for the video and we decided to make it less like a love song and more cheeky. We wanted to play with the power dynamics a bit and turn 'I got you' into 'I literally own you', just to make it a bit more dark. It's obviously not a healthy relationship but that kind of thing is easy to slip into, too.”
Amyl and the Sniffers tracklist:
"Gacked On Anger"
"Cup Of Destiny"
"Some Mutts (Can’t Be Muzzled)"
Thumbnail image courtesy of Jamie Wdziekonski.